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Oh, You Know, Just Hanging Out on the Roof of a 7-11 on Frisco’s Hottest Day (<=106 F) in Recorded History

Friday, September 29th, 2017

You know, making some calls, as people do:

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Official SFGov “Cooling Centers” Announced – Public Pools Free Today, Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 – And Which Libraries Have A/C?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Here’s the link from sfdem.org (which of course is the worst URL in the history of the world, ’cause, 1) it’s a .gov website IRL and 2) the dem part makes it seem like it’s from the big “D” Democratic / Democrat party. So, resolved, SFGov should change its internet nomenclature ASAP NBD and our Department of Emergency Management should change its name to generate a less confusing acronym.)

And here’s your heat forecast – 97 degrees today they say. Not as hot as yesterday. Feel free to type in your own zip code, but I’m not sure how much “micro climates” matter today when we’re getting all this heat and smoke from the Great Central Valley with our winds going the wrong direction.

Now, relatively new Sava Pool looks like an Olympic facility IMO…

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…and relatively new Ham Rec looks like a water park:

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Arrive early, I’d say.

(And Rossi Pool didn’t make this list, IDKY.)

And look, they’re going to kick people out of King Pool at 3:15 PM to give latecomers a chance to squeeze in at 3:30 PM, looks like.

And hey, do Carnegie libraries generally have air conditioning? I think not. But look below, our DEM knows the score.

Also, “Geary Avenue.”

Also, “Lombard Avenue.”

Just saying

All right, here’s your 311 for 09/02:

“City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Saturday September 2, 2017

The following City and County of San Francisco facilities will act as cooling centers due to the high temperatures expected tomorrow. For information about cooling centers and city services and information call 3-1-1.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Swimming Pools
All pools will be open and free to the public Saturday, September 2:
·         King Pool – 5701 3rd Street 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
·         Sava Pool- 19th Ave & Wawona Street 8:30AM–4PM
·         North Beach Pool – 651 Lombard Ave 8:15AM–5:30PM
·         Coffman Pool – 1701 Visitation Ave 9:30AM–5PM
·         Hamilton Pool – Geary Avenue & Steiner Street 9:00AM–4:45PM
·         Garfield Pool- 26th Street & Harrison Street 9–10AM, 3:30–5PM

San Francisco Public Libraries
The following libraries have air conditioning:
·         San Francisco Main Library – 100 Larkin Street 10AM-6PM
·         Mission Bay – 960 Fourth Street 10AM-6PM
·         North Beach – 850 Columbus Avenue 10AM-6PM
·         Potrero Hill  – 1616 20th Street 10AM-6PM
·         Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street 10AM-6PM
·         Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street 10AM-6PM

Additional City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers
The following cooling centers will be open in partnership with non-profit partners:
·         The Salvation Army, 1156 Valencia Street 10AM-6PM
·         The Salvation Army, 360 Fourth Street 10AM-6PM
·         The Salvation Army, 1450 Powell Street 10AM–6PM
·         Jewish Community Center of San Francisco -3200 10AM-6PM
·         Yerba Buena Ice Rink, 750 Folsom Street (12:00 pm to 11:00 pm Only for Seniors)

The public is urged to take make measures to stay healthy and safe during extreme temperatures:

·         Drink plenty of water
·         Wear light clothing
·         Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
·         Wear a hat if you must go outside
·         Avoid strenuous activity
·         Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
·         Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down
·         Please do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone you know is having a medical emergency or showing signs of a heat stroke. Symptoms include:
·         Extremely high body temperature 103°+
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Red, hot, dry skin (with no sweating)
·         Rapid, strong pulse
·         Throbbing headache
·         Dizziness
·         Nausea
·         Mental Confusion
·         Delirium
·         Hallucinations
·         Chills
·         Unconsciousness”

The Storm Warning Flag Some Homeowner on Lower Great Highway Flies near Ocean Beach, on Windy Days

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Quite a private weather station up there, around Rivera or so, IIRC:

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Red Skies at Night, Over SoPA (the South of Panhandle Area, I’m Srsly) – Or Sunset Over the Sunset

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Red skies at night, or sky blue pink, take your pick

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The Actual Color of the Sky during Sunset the Other Day – Lilac Over Aqua

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Looking to the east, which is not the way you usually look at the sky when the sun sets.

I hadn’t noticed these colors before…

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The Catch Basin Keeper’s Creed: “This is my catch basin. There are many like it, but this one is mine”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

This is my catch basin. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My adoptive catch basin is doing great – so far so good, during DeathStorm14:

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My catch basin is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My catch basin, without me, is useless. Without my catch basin, I am useless. I must clear my catch basin true.
My catch basin is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, and accessories. I will repeated stab at it with a broom handle. I will keep my catch basin clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My catch basin and I are the defenders of my City and County. We are the masters of our Enemy, the Pineapple Express. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is San Francisco’s and there is no Death Storm, but peace!

With nearly 23,000 catch basins in SF, we need your help to report issues! Call 311 or use the mobile app

Surf’s Up: “Storm of the Decade” Coming Soon – 11 to 18 Foot Waves at Ocean Beach?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Here’s Rivera during last week’s Storm of the Month, which, Ocean Beach surfing-wise, was much better than average – hundreds of surfers were on the wet side of the Great Highway on this day:

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Well, forget all that:

Seas from the developing system will combine with the distant swell and build to 15-18 feet. Mavericks at Half Moon Bay is likely to see some of the largest waves reaching as high as 27 feet during high tide. Stinson Beach and Ocean Beach could see 11 to 18-foot waves. High tide on Wednesday will be at 2 a.m. and 12:38 a.m., Thursday at 2:40 a.m. and 1:12 p.m., and Friday at 3:19 a.m. and 2:02 p.m.

Stay safe.

Floodland: San Francisco Can’t Handle a Little Rain, So It Awakes to Flooded Streets, Buildings and Cars

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Here’s how the east end of Cayuga looks this AM, near the 101:

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And here’s how people are reacting:

“I looked out front and the manhole in the street in front of our house was bubbling water a foot into the air. My neighbors were outside with flooding downstairs as well. I called 311 and was on hold for a while. During that time a fire truck went by and stopped at the other end of the block and stayed their for a while. Other people living down there were out on the sidewalks so I assume the whole street was flooding. Soon after the bubbling stopped. After like 20 minutes of being on hold I got a hold of an operator and reported the situation and she said they’re having flooding issues all across the city, but apparently they don’t coordinate with the fire department so they have no idea what they did.”

It’s Floodland!

Noice: “Eye of Sauron” Umbrella

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

As seen on Halloween:

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Spooky

Crystal Pink Persuasion – This is the Very Definition of Sky Blue Pink – On Oak Looking West

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

“He splashed around and scattered the skilligimink color all over the kitchen, and when his mamma and Susie fished him out, if he wasn’t dyed the most beautiful sky-blue-pink you ever saw!

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