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Hydrologic Outlook issued January 16 at 12:00AM PST until January 18 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland


Lo9° Isolated Flurries and Patchy Freezing Fog

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Monday Night

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix


Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain


Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain


Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow


Hi34° Rain Likely

Weekday Funnies.....Where You Gonna Go When The Big One Hits?

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I figure it's Monday.....or at least it was when I posted this.....and on Mondays people could use a little funny.

In 1969, I was a DJ and music director at a little college radio station in Ypsilanti, MI when this strange and unusual 45 crossed my desk. Back in those days, Top 40 radio still had a sense of humor concerning the music it played. If you looked through the charts of that era, they're rife with things like....


For those of you younger listeners, they were "Loving Has Made Me Bananas" by Guy Marx (1968) and "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" (1968) by "Whistling Jack Smith", and actually whistled by studio musician John O'Neill. But I digress.....

As it were, this little ditty crossed my desk. It had a good beat, you could dance to it and I liked the lyrics (and am strongly resisting the urge to type "I'd give it an 85, Mr. Clark"). And it was fun.

The group is Shango, formed in Los Angeles in the late 60's by Tommy Hamilton, who went on to team up with Joe Frank Carollo and Dan Hamilton to have this smash.....

But prior to that, Reynolds put together a quartet that included actor Stuart Margolin (best known for playing Angel Martin on "The Rockford Files") and record producer Jerry Riopelle. The three wrote this little ditty, and it went on to be a moderate hit. If nothing else, it answers the musical question of where did Every Mother's Son tie up their boat after the big one hit.

Have a great day, and if you don't know the Swim, maybe Bobby Freeman can help.

Later, gator.....