Saturday, 27 October 2007

Day 300

Tonight at 2.00 am, clocks go back one hour in Europe. It will then be 1 am. In the USA, Daylight Saving Time does not end until November 4th, next week. DST is not observed in
Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona . The Navajo Nation participates in the Daylight Saving Time policy, even in Arizona, due to its large size and location in three states.

Yes, it is the 300th day of the year (you count back, it's true), and it's raining cats and dogs out here. Again. We should also see some strong winds, but not as severe as early on Friday.

A tropical cyclone in the Western Pacific pulled a nose at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center when it was declared dead at 1500 GMT yesterday. The final warning on tropical depression Faxai was issued. When I checked the JTWC site again late last night, Faxai was back. Wasn't that dead after all, still a tropical storm and gaining intensity. Fortunately, the system has now turned into a non-tropical storm which is haring off in the general direction of the Aleutian Islands.

This picture, showing a Halloween display outside a burning house in California, is quite unbelievable. The house stood at the corner of Highway 330 and City Creek Road in Running Springs. 


  1. Thanks for the reminder ,great graphic ,300 days gosh ! If the halloween house wasnt so sad it would look like a face on the house ,what an awful thing to happen to the owners Jan xx

  2. Very interesting facts on Day Light Savings time...and a reminder about day 300.
    Hope you have a great weekend...

  3. Good Grief-that burning house photo looks like a lit pumpkin-the upstairs windows as the eyes and the downstairs as the mouth-how macabre.....
    the graphic of the old father time turning back the clock is very nice................
    stay -safe and warm and dry.................

  4. That's a true horror picture of the burning house above Guido.
    So sad and shocking for those poor people who have lost their home. Happiness and anticipation lived there once.... going by the Halloween display.  Such a sad reminder of what once was...
    Thanks for the 'Timely' reminder.  <smile>
    I had forgotten.

  5. Such an awful picture of that house burning. Running Springs is a nice little mountain town on the way up to Big Bear. It's such a shame what happened.
    I'll take your word on the fact that it is the 300th day!
    Have a good day today.

  6. How sad....those poor people in CA are in my prayers........June

  7. That photograph of the burning house is down right eerie.  Wow.

  8. Creepy photo!