Red Flag Warning from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. The National Weather Service issued thiswarning for Antelope, Boone, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lancaster, Madison, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Thurston, Washington and Wayne Counties due to humidity as low as 14% and West winds 20-30 mph gusting to 45 mph. So don't even ask Alvo Fire Department for a burn permit; don't throw your butts out the window; no open burning.
Guess what? We just got a National Weather Service Wind Advisory from 10:54 AM March 7th with winds from the west and northwest 25-35 mph gusting to 45 mph for CASS, Douglas, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Sarpy counties.
Mild steel is rated to stand 1,000,000 cycles of reversing load before failure. This post reached that milestone on March 6th, 2017 after years of high winds. Who still thinks wind doesn't have energy? You still have to stop at Main and 2nd, folks.
Spring is trying - snow geese, Canada geese are flying, but not always north. Robins showed up, but regretted it as they got a taste of Nebraska winter last Friday. Hang in there, warmer days are coming - get ready for the 'severe weather' season - wind, hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. The good news is that the warning siren is working, but you probably won't hear it if you're inside with your ear buds in.
Absolutely no change in soil moisture from the previous week, maybe the Friday rain and snow will change the numbers.
Phase of the Moon on March 5, 2017: First Quarter at 5:32 a.m. (local standard time)
Data is from the US Naval Observatory.
Thanks to Ron Piraro creator of Bizarro
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley
Mar 1st, 1867 - Nebraska became the 37th state.
"I still can't shake the Nebraska off of me." - Andrew Rannells
"When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse." - Ben Nelson
Mar 2nd, 2011 - Steve Jobs unveiled Apples iPad2.
"On the very same day that I ordered an iPad 2, I went shopping to buy myself a letter opener. I like to cover all my bases." - Susan Orlean
Mar 3rd, 1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The scene was captured on amateur video. "
Just because I was at an anti-police brutality protest, doesn't mean I'm anti-pollice. We want justice, but stop shooting unarmed people." - Quentin Tarantino
Mar 4th, 2012 - Vladimir Putin won re-election in Russia's presidential election.
Click on Vlad for a BBC article
Mar 5th, 1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
Click on her image for the NASA biography
"The atmosphere almost looks like an eggshell on an egg, it's so thin. We know that we don't have much air - we need to protect what we have." - Col. Eileen Collins, USAF (retired)
Mar 6th, 1960 - The US announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
"You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first." - Ho Chi Minh
Mar 7th, 1848 - In Hawaii, the Great Mahele was signed.
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“The idea that corporations have the same First Amendment protections of free speech as people is troubling. Corporations are not people. They don't attend our schools, get married and have children. They don't vote in our elections.” - Hank Johnson