Geography Log Essay

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Agustin Reyna
05/01/2014
Geography 001
Geography Log

Date: September 8th
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Rainfall
The remnants from a weakening Hurricane Norbert sent small showers to Los Angeles region Monday. The rain is a result of low-pressure system over Eureka combined with moisture from Hurricane Norbert. A slight change of isolated thunderstorms will remain throughout Tuesday. However the heat and dry weather will return once again on Wednesday.

Date: September 9th
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Flood
Nearly 50 miles of Interstate 15, a major artery linking Nevada to Utah. It’s expected to be shut down for a few days as crew workers to repair serious damage to the road by heavy rains and flash flooding. On Monday, seasonal moisture combined with remnant of tropical storm Norbert dumped record rainfall through parts of the Southwest including more than four inches in the Las Vegas area. Flash floods swamped vehicles and inundated homes in Nevada and Arizona. The water was blamed for two deaths in Arizona.

Date: September 11th
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Heat Wave
Los Angeles faces a potential record-breaking heat wave this weekend. Temperatures are expected to climb into the triple digits in the local Los Angeles areas. The temperature is expected to climb until it peeks on Sunday. Scientist do believe that the heat wave record, including downtown Los Angeles’ 100 degrees and Woodland Hill’s 107 degree records set back in 1971 will be broken by this massive heat wave. People have been warned to stay hydrated and out of the sun.

Date: September 12th
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Heat Wave
The state of California breaks the heat wave record since measurements began back in 1895. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrator reported that the average temperature was 62.6 in California over the period. Coming in at 1.1 degrees hotter than the previous high and more than four degrees warmer than 20th Century.

Date: September 22nd
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Mud Slide
Government Scientist say exceptionally hot, dry conditions and lack of insulating snowpack primed Mount Shasta for a massive mud slide. Over the weekend a mud slide rumbled down after a pulse of water busted out from under the alpine glacier. The severe drought could cause a flooding is the last expression. The mud slide gathered vast amounts of sediments and debris as it moved downhill on Saturday. It slid through the night before and started too subsided on Sunday morning. Because the slid ran through a remote area, there were no injuries.

Date: September 23rd
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Surf Warning
Forecasters are warning that the surf along the Central California cost ahead of a storm system brewing in the Pacific Ocean, with waves expected to reach heights up to 13 feet at some beaches. A low-pressure system off the Pacific Northwest is making its way through Southern California, bringing with it lower temperatures that are expected reach the L.A. region this weekend. While the storm system is likely to deliver much-needed showers in the northern part of the state, no such moisture is expected reach the L.A. region this weekend. While the storm system is likely to deliver much-needed showers in the northern part of the state, no such moisture is expected in the Southland.

Date: September 24th
Source: Los Angeles Times
Event: Drought
Officials are starting to crack down on homeowners who are wasting too much water. The state of California loses 10% of its supplied water volume – billion of gallons a year- to leaking pipes alone, according to a 2009 study by Southern California. A water main break in West Hollywood on Friday spewed as much as 9,600 gallons of water a minute. California officials are planning to set up new regulations…