SoCal LUG meeting: Wind advisory

Todd Geist todd at
Thu Dec 1 13:08:10 EST 2011

Wow, we had no wind at all. I am maybe 50 miles from Pasedena


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at>wrote:

> Yesterday I wrote:
>  The SoCal LiveCode User Group will be meeting in Pasadena on Thursday,
>> Dec 1 - details in the SC LUG forum that Heather graciously set up for
>> us in the general LiveCode forums:
>> <**viewtopic.php?f=50&t=9577<>
>> >
> The meeting is definitely happening and I'm looking forward to it.
> But for me it's a short walk, and if you live close enough to attend the
> meeting you know what we experienced here in Los Angeles last night:
> nothing short of Windocalypse.
> An unusual weather pattern unlike anything I've seen in my life as a
> native Californian brought us winds that were literally like a dry
> hurricane. On the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale it was the equivalent of a
> Category 2:
> <**Saffir%E2%80%93Simpson_**Hurricane_Scale<>
> >
> The noise throughout the night was like nothing I've ever heard, and the
> house shook like a 3.5 earthquake that lasted till morning.
> Driving to the office this morning was an adventure in route-finding, with
> so many trees down they completely blocked many roads.   Currently a
> quarter-million people in LA County are without power, with so many trees
> having fallen on power lines.
> This morning we have a break in the wind storm, and most roads should be
> cleared of debris later today.
> So for the meeting I just wanted to remind those looking forward to
> attending that we're going to do this every month on the first Thursday.
> The winds are expected to kick up again later today, and if it's not safe
> to drive don't feel like this is the only chance you'll get for this
> meeting - put safety first, and feel free to skip this one and come in
> January if it seems the safer thing to do.
> If you can make it'll be great to see you, but I'd hate to have you unable
> to attend because your car got treed on the way to the meeting.
> Drive carefully, and if you can make it safely I'm looking forward to
> seeing you, and if not I'll look forward to seeing you at the next meeting
> on January 5.
> For those of you who don't live on SoCal, here's what we have:
> <http://latimesblogs.latimes.**com/lanow/2011/12/high-winds-**
> fell-trees-block-roads-power-**outages-damage.html<>
> >
> More:
> <**search?q=Los+Angeles+wind<>
> >
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>  Richard Gaskin
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