Author Archives: Russ Steele

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

Nevada City is Buying the Home My Parents Build

I picked up the Union at the SPD yesterday and discovered that Nevada City was buying the house, my parents, Burt and Margaret Steele built in 1939, the year after I was born. In June, the city agreed to purchase … Continue reading

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The NOAA 2017 U.S. Winter Outlook (December through February):

Precipitation Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska. Drier-than-normal conditions are most likely across the … Continue reading

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More on La Niña Coming

Note that the forecast is for another dry winter, with the possibility of one in 2019, and La Niña can exist for 2-3 years, some have lasted much longer.  CA reservoirs are full, however, they may not be next year and … Continue reading

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Rural Economy Technology Blog

Hello my six loyal Readers, I have launched a new blog Rural Economy Technology to cover rural broadband issues and their relationship to rural economic development. Many families and business in the rural areas struggle to gain the same broadband … Continue reading

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La Niña Winter On the Way

Note: Headline corrected. According to Joe Bastardi at Westherbell we are going to have an El Niño Winter Here is his snow forecast: Note that the southern half of California will be relatively dry, with the upper part near normal. … Continue reading

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Eclipses and How Glaciers Get Started

Ellen and I went to Idaho to observe the Total Eclipse with some friends in a mountain valley across from Mt Bora, the highest peak in Idaho. On our way to the observation camp site, we observed snow glistening in … Continue reading

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