Super Moon/Sturgeon Moon

I simply crossed the street to the sidwalk opposite the house and fired away with the Nikon……………………………..results are here for your consideration. In a few you will see Casa de Sharon y Glenn.

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Desert Sunrise 21 August 2015

I left the house earlier than usual as the sun does rise later in the latter half of August. I was lucky enough to catch the sun as it broke above the mountains to the East. I got a few of the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains to the East with the Grey Light Of Dawn hitting them and the hill on California City Boulevard as well.

It is interesting how the mountains to the East, West and South have a bluish tint in the early morning. The Air Force Rocket Lab is a bit ethereal at this time of day…………….

This Desert, where I live and work is an amazingly beautiful place.

In the mix is a BNSF Train going East to Barstow with three GE’s on the head end and two GE’s on the rear as pushers………………..22,000 Horsepower!

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Pictures of The Southeast Kern County Desert

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My City in the Distance, California City

 

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Another view of California City

 

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Mojave Spaceport(MHV) with the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance

 

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Looking up the Tehachapi Pass to the West

 

 

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Wind Turbines……………and more Wind Turbines. Kern County communities do not get power from these. It goes to Los Angeles.

 

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Signs, signs, everywhere the signs, blocking out the scenery

 

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Some got captions. Some did not. This is a look at the that part of California, where Missus ORPO and I live, here among the Joshua Trees.

 

I took a few snaps of the storm clouds that were moving into my corner of the Southeast Kern County Desert yesterday while heading to work.

I figured, why not? I keep the old trusty Kodak Z-612 in my truck at the ready for any kind of opportunity.

To the North toward the Rand Mountains
To the North toward the Rand Mountains
Looking at the Southern Sierras
Looking at the Southern Sierras
From Twin Buttes Road and Cal City Boulevard lookng North
From Twin Buttes Road and Cal City Boulevard lookng West

 

Looking West toward Boron and Barstow
Looking West toward Boron and Barstow

 

Bone yard-Mojave with some snow pics tossed in

I had to make a quick run to Stater Bros. Market in Mojave to grab Missus ORPO some diet colas……………………

The day was almost winter like in appearance. The first snow on the Southern Sierra Nevada and Airplanes simply added to it. I do apologize for the poor quality as I used my smart phone camera………………….I keep forgetting my Nikon for some strange reason.

This is one of those places that airplanes go to die………………………………

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767 and 747 air frames at MHV. The 767s are former Air Canada including, the last I knew, C-GAUN, The Gimli Glider.
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4 747s and an MD11 Qantas, Lufthansa, Thai and KLM.
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The first snow I have seen this year close to us,
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In the distance, The San Gabriel Mountains and The Angeles Crest with some snow.

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Morning Ride in The Desert

I have been riding my bike for almost two months at least three times a week, since Doc was on the regular exercise thing along with a new Blood Pressure Medication. Today I decided to do the scenic route of sorts.

The ride was about 8 miles total out a ways on Randsburg-Mojave Road to the Desert Tortoise Area turnoff.  Good with some up and down terrain in it. BP after the ride, shower and building my lunch for work was 114/66. I take the meds when I get up so it has time to work.

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Storm in The Desert

On occasion this time of year we get these big Thunder Bumpers. It makes me think of Kansas. Yeah, I miss The Sunflower State.

This storm looked like it had a lot of rain but out here, most of the rain does not reach the ground. It is the powerful wind pushing the sand and dirt. Visibility on the roads suffers because of the blowing sand.

This big puppy was to the East over North Edwards, Boron, Kramer Junction and Barstow at least.

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Looking NNE toward The Rand Mountains

 

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To the East over Casa de Sharon y Glenn in Cal City

 

High Wind Warning in The Mojave Desert

These things at times are never ending around here. It  has actually picked up since sun up. The line will be interesting to say the least.

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1059 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

CAZ095-099-290200-
/O.CON.KHNX.HW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130529T0600Z/
/O.CON.KHNX.WI.Y.0040.130529T0600Z-130530T1200Z/
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
1059 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN KERN
COUNTY DESERT. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
THE SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT.

* WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
  WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH AND BELOW DESERT
  FACING PASSES AND CANYONS.

* TIMING: THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING HOURS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE BEFORE
  MIDNIGHT BUT GUSTS WILL REMAIN IN THE 50 TO 55 MPH RANGE
  INTO EARLY THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ROSAMOND...EDWARDS AFB...MOJAVE...TEHACHAPI.
  HIGHWAY 14 FROM ROSAMOND TO RED ROCK CANYON AND HIGHWAY 58
  BETWEEN TEHACHAPI AND MOJAVE WILL BE MOST VULNERABLE TO VERY
  STRONG CROSS WINDS WITH AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND.

* IMPACTS: THE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT
  DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES..INCLUDING
  MOTOR HOMES. IN ADDITION...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND
  COULD RESTRICT THE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  http://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=HNX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY
DAMAGE. DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME
CAUTION...ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH HAVE LIGHT LOADS. FREEWAY ON AND
OFF RAMPS AROUND MOJAVE CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT GUSTS OF 45 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1059 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

CAZ095-099-290200-
/O.CON.KHNX.HW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130529T0600Z/
/O.CON.KHNX.WI.Y.0040.130529T0600Z-130530T1200Z/
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
1059 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN KERN
COUNTY DESERT. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
THE SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT.

* WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
  WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH AND BELOW DESERT
  FACING PASSES AND CANYONS.

* TIMING: THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING HOURS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE BEFORE
  MIDNIGHT BUT GUSTS WILL REMAIN IN THE 50 TO 55 MPH RANGE
  INTO EARLY THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ROSAMOND...EDWARDS AFB...MOJAVE...TEHACHAPI.
  HIGHWAY 14 FROM ROSAMOND TO RED ROCK CANYON AND HIGHWAY 58
  BETWEEN TEHACHAPI AND MOJAVE WILL BE MOST VULNERABLE TO VERY
  STRONG CROSS WINDS WITH AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND.

* IMPACTS: THE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT
  DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES..INCLUDING
  MOTOR HOMES. IN ADDITION...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND SAND
  COULD RESTRICT THE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  http://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=HNX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY
DAMAGE. DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME
CAUTION...ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH HAVE LIGHT LOADS. FREEWAY ON AND
OFF RAMPS AROUND MOJAVE CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT GUSTS OF 45 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
337 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

CAZ095-098-099-291045-
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-INDIAN WELLS VALLEY-
SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
337 AM PDT TUE MAY 28 2013

...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS
AND DESERTS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A HIGH WIND WARNING AND WIND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS
OF THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. SEE SFONPWHNX FOR
DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY THURSDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.