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Welcoming the rain

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webmaster | 01/21/12

I hope while you are reading this it is raining cats and dogs. This has been a horribly dry fall and winter. Weather forecasts for the Central Valley call for rain throughout the weekend. I find it fascinating how meteorologists use computer imaging to illustrate television weather maps.

Long-term, the rain in the valley is not as important as the snow in the mountains.

I just hope the rain is heavy enough to wash the pollution out of the sky. After a storm, and when the air is clean, Madera’s view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is nothing short of spectacular. We once were able to see that view every day.

The smog that hangs over the valley taints the air we need to breathe. Much of the smog can be attributed to automobile exhaust. Electric cars seem to be the wave of the future. Electricity is a clean nearly odorless fuel that has been a boon to humanity. Nevertheless, not all that long ago there were houses without this magic juice...


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