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Potential storm could end California wildfire season early.

Good news, if true. We'll have to see. The last two winters have been almost nothing. This would be a big storm this early in the rainy season.

If a wet storm arrives as predicted, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said it could "quell ongoing wildfire activity, help improve drought conditions ... and replenish water resources throughout the West Coast."

It's difficult to nail down a forecast beyond seven days with accuracy, and this proved true earlier this month when a long-term forecast showed rain in the future, and in the end, there was mostly drizzle.

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The forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, which provides long-term outlooks, said models are suggesting up to 2 inches of rain across three days and "possible near record breaking precipitation for late October."

Gass explained records wouldn't be broken across the region, but some localized spots could see record-breaking rain.


Todd Akin legitimately dies


Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” sunk his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74.

Akin had cancer for several years, his son, Perry, said in a statement. He died at his home in Wildwood, a St. Louis suburb.

“As my father’s death approached, we had people from all different walks of life share story after story of the personal impact he had on them,” Perry Akin said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Hmm. I bet.

Thank God Facebook is down

It is a shitty sink of misinformation, faux outrage, right-wingers, and partisan shit-mongering pushed by the algorithm.

Posted from my Twitter account.
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