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Mazama: Oct. 28, 2015

Mazama: Oct. 28, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday morning, and there has been lots of weather turmoil over the past few hours. It rained, and while driving to Mazama there was fog that ranged from super-dense to one totally clear stretch at the Mazama Community Church. Pastor Picklesimer must have a good connection to the Above, because shortly thereafter...
Mazama: Oct. 21, 2015

Mazama: Oct. 21, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday morning. It has been hard to see the morning for the fog. On the coast, we used to measure fogs in terms of utility poles that were in sight on our side of the road. This morning was a rarity because in places there are one-pole stretches, and from here to...
Mazama: October 7, 2015

Mazama: October 7, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It was 35 degrees here at wake-up time on Monday and the car was covered with dew after being heated all yesterday with a summer sun. We are close to reaching the peak of autumn color on the trees, ordinarily about mid-October down here. At Washington Pass, the alders and other trees...
Mazama: Sept. 30, 2015

Mazama: Sept. 30, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s been an interesting week, underscored by unusually cool nights. We had our lowest temperature last night, Sunday, when the thermometer dipped to 32 at wake-up time. Whether this has anything to do with the lunar eclipse is questionable, but at this point it seems certain that the world is not going...
Mazama: September 23, 2015

Mazama: September 23, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny Monday, and that time of year when driving to the east from Mazama to West Boesel can be hazardous. The sun blasting into the windshield all but obliterates forward vision, even with the shades down.  But it will pass, depending on the time of day, in a week or...
Mazama: September 16, 2015

Mazama: September 16, 2015

By Bob Spiwak The week ended with a beautiful blue sky and warm temperatures on Sunday. It was a respite from the smoke that has plagued us for weeks, aided by winds that were constant throughout the day. Today, Monday, the skies are gray, and the temperature is currently in the low 50s compared to...
Mazama: September 9, 2015

Mazama: September 9, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Before getting to the Labor Day car count, there’s some local stuff other than all those vehicles. As most regulars here have observed, the salmon recovery operation by Weeman Bridge has come to a halt and all the equipment is gone. According to project foreman Darrin Flitton, it was declared a Level...
Mazama: September 2, 2015

Mazama: September 2, 2015

By Bob Spiwak It’s Monday, the last gasp of August, overcast and drizzly with occasional real rain, something badly needed. Fires are still burning, so hopefully this weather will persist, and while not enough to knock down the current fires, we are hoping the moisture will be adequate to eliminate any new blazes. With Washington...
Mazama: August 26, 2015

Mazama: August 26, 2015

By Bob Spiwak Monday morning: Smoke prevails in the air as it has for close to a week. The extent of obfuscation it creates is dependent on the winds, and today we can see mountains, albeit hazy, that at times were totally lost to view. There are varying reports about which of the many fires...
Mazama: August 19, 2015

Mazama: August 19, 2015

By Bob Spiwak The week past has been one to remember from ground to sky. Dominated by a spate of fires throughout the state, along with our Oregon and Idaho neighbors, the earlier warnings of a bad fire year have come true. This month fires from the Lake Chelan area brought smoke to the valley...