- Published: Friday, December 15 2017 18:54
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A powerful coastal storm with strong winds and heavy rain will impact the East Coast beginning this weekend, potentially resulting in tree damage, power outages and flooding.
One of the ingredients for this coastal storm is a powerful jet stream disturbance sweeping through the eastern states this weekend that will help induce the formation of a strong low-pressure system near or off the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastline. This storm system will also receive an injection of moisture and energy from a western Caribbean tropical system dubbed Invest 93L.
Also, 45 mile in hour winds in North Dakota and snow in Minnesota. WoW!
But today in Scottsdale, 85 degrees, cloudless sky while the four of us sat on the General Store Patio for our weekly gathering. Pretty nice for sure. Ron Grove was very excited as he and Liz will be picking up their new puppy dog, named Gracie, this afternoon. This puppy doesn't realize how good she has it. I think Ron and Liz are going to build a special home within their home to make sure she has all she needs. They have the interior fencing, the toys, the pillow, the life preserver for the boat and of course the special food. There certainly is nothing better than having a dawg in live. Hard to have a bad day when you look into those eyes. The discussions turned toward fishing and the enjoyment that Brent, Dave and Ron get from going out for the bass, catfish, walleye and trout mind clearing adventures. Nothing better. Ron has indicated that he thinks he is going to put his boat in Bartlett Lake so it will be available on short notice. Sounds like a lot of fun for sure. Of course Brent told us where certain fish can be found around the valley. We were talking about the success of Amazon and its recent revenue and earnings announcement puts them. They seem to be challenging all retailers to evaluate and look for creative logistics and service initiatives. The CVS/Aetna announcement certainly add many discussions regarding benefits and who will get what out of the combination. Seems Walgreens is reeling a bit. Of course we again got into past story telling about our retail days and the anecdotes about the people we worked with. No need to be specific, but the names involved were the four in attendance, Larry LaRock, Frank Scott, Bob Garrison, Dennis Palmer, Bob Howard, John Terry, Sam Skaggs, Bob Godlasky, Bob Rankin...and more. A lot of laughter....but all in good fun.