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6 Thursday, September 18, 1997 Pahrump /alley Gazette I I1 What's with the weather? The recent series of bad weather can sure have you shaking your head. The E! Nino phenomenon, as explained and predicted in the recent PV Gazette series on the effects of this weather problem, may very well have something to do with your head shaking According to weather experts we may he in for a very rough winter. ! saw on "IV over the weekend that the Pacific Ocean at the coast is normally around 55-degrees at this time of year. It's actually at 67- degrees m warmest it's ever been according to the experts. This is a case of good news/bad news. The good news is water supplies may return to normal after many years of drought, although the last two years have helped a lot. The bad news is tons of snow in the desert southwest. Can't always believe what you hear though. It was predicted that this hurricane season would he the worst ever. So far, that simply hasn't materialize. (Knock on wood). The recent storms knocked out power in many sections of the county. Up in Round Moutain they had a "brown out" that lasted nearly an hour. I'm told this is where the line voltage drops to a low level, as in your lights dimming. I'm also told that this can have very serious effects on electronic equipment. If this ever happens to you, turn off TV sets, computers, etc. Up Tonopah way there was a fantastic lightning display. Of course, there was also such a display in Payrump but old-timers thought it was a town board meeting. At any rate, roads were washed out and fires started from the lightning. Some complained about county services during this storm. Well, what the heck can the county do? We can try to prepare for such emergencies but when they occur you need to consider that you're going to be on your own for awhile. The standard rule of thumb in an earthquake is to expect to be totally on your own for at least three days! Bet a dollar to a doughnut that not too many county residents are prepared for that. Target lby Joe Richards from the Kingdom of Nye Whether yotl hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him!