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The Weather Outside is Frightful

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For more than a few days now, I've been reminded of that old Sinatra tune, with words, "The weather outside is frightful. . ." As reported on national news, Sacramento has been hit hard with a series of bomb cyclones, flooding and inclement weather. It has been arriving via a daisy chain of significant storms from the Pacific.

I counted my lucky stars on New Years Eve. I hadn't lost power, or suffered any damage. However, this Saturday night we endured winds sometimes reaching as high as 68 MPH, as reported at nearby Mather AFB. I lost power here at home around 11:30 PM. It didn't return for 14 hours, around 1:30 PM yesterday.

There are many trees down in the city. Several are in my community. However, yesterday afternoon, the clouds parted long enough between storms. that 21 of our family managed to spend celebrating the 80th birthday of Pat; and Lupe, who is now 99. We did that at my favorite Mexican Restaurant, El Tapatio. There was great food, and fantastic music provided by a group of Mariachis that roamed the floor.

The storm that blew in last night had been predicted to be significant, but wasn't as bad as the one on Saturday. Life is reasonably good!

Here's a video of the Mariachis performing.


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Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature


Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... I was just thinking about you this morning when I heard on the news that power had been lost all around the Sacramento area. Happy to hear you are okay... the damage from the trees is just beyond imagining. 

Jan 09, 2023 11:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I hope you have seen the last of the bad weather.  Being without power is very inconvenient, and also costly if things in freezers start to go bad.  Downed trees take time to clear, and can cause traffic detours.

Jan 09, 2023 12:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Nina Hollander, Broker - Sacramento has always prided itself on being the City of Trees.  I think we need to retrofit our electric grid, and all overhead power lines that still remain, need to be taken under ground.  Trees and power lines are not a marriage made in heaven.

George Souto - We still have more storms slated to arrive.  We are having some clearing this afternoon, with another storm arriving tonight.  Yesterday, when power was restored to my house, I found that my heating system would blow air, but wouldn't heat.  The pilot light was on.  I called for service, but before I could get a return call, I unplugged and then replugged the unit.  All it needed was a reboot!

Jan 09, 2023 12:23 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - we had a respite from rain yesterday.  However, it seems short-lived as it is pouring today.  I am happy to hear your interruption was filled with a fiesta.  

Jan 09, 2023 02:53 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, your area has been on our news, and it does sound frightful, be safe.

Jan 09, 2023 04:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The weather in your area is definitely national news.

Take great care and be safe.

Jan 10, 2023 05:09 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

My DIL's family lives in and around the Roseville area so we have been trying to keep up to date on the crazy weather there.  Praying everyone stays safe and sound for sure!

Jan 10, 2023 06:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Myrl- I'm glad all is well. We had a bad storm here on Saturday night as well as a tornado warning. Scary but it's always a relief to know that everyone is ok. 

Jan 11, 2023 04:28 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I hope that only gentile rains be in your forecast for a while Myrl Jeffcoat . The pi9c you added of a tree across a house is what I worry will happen with the large trees between my home and the neighbors. We enjoy the shade but 4 BIG trees only 20' from my home has me worried at times. Love the restaurant! 

Jan 12, 2023 02:14 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The West Coast really seems to be getting the worst of this atmospheric river. We just headed into another burst of rain and we are about to get a king tide also Myrl 🙂

Jan 12, 2023 07:46 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Myrl and what a picture of that big tree across a road.  I hope your weather gets better now.


Jan 13, 2023 09:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I didn't even realize that you were caught up in the pineapple express as we used to call it in SoCal.  I am so glad you are ok.  It is never good to go 14 hours without power.  We have seen the news with all the weather.  YIKES!

On a positive note, how wonderful to enjoy two people celebrating such milestone birthdays!  The pic of you and your daughter and granddaughter is very precious. You have a beautiful family. 

Jan 13, 2023 02:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Myrl.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding weekend.

Jan 14, 2023 08:18 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have been seeing on TV about all the flooding in the area...Yes, that weather outside can be frightful!

Jan 15, 2023 04:10 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great get together!  Your town is making a not of national news these days.  Glad to hear you're OK and not too inconvenienced.

Jan 19, 2023 02:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jan 20, 2023 09:32 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

I'm glad to hear things are relatively well given the multiple storms in Sacramento, and you are safe. There certainly has been plenty of damage around CA from the winds and rain with downed trees and wires, flooding, mudslides, and sadly some deaths.

What a wonderful celebration that must have been - the photos are terrific.


Jan 20, 2023 01:45 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Bomb cyclones??? Today  is the 21st day of November, 2023, and this is the first I heard of this and the terrible weather you  had. I pray good weather is back. There must be a lot of clean up going on in Sacramento.

Myrl, you have a beautiful family! Loved your family photos and celebration for Pat & Lupe! The restaurant looks homey and I'm sure the food is authentic, homemade, and delicious. I'm glad you all got to go there to celebrate Pat's 80th birthday! Isn't that wonderful! 

Cheers to all and may there be many. many reasons to celebrate with loved ones.  

Jan 21, 2023 04:20 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat!  I just love reading your posts - they are always so filled with interesting personal and local news A -N- D excellent pictures.  Weather throughout our nation has been weird and news coming out from California, scary.  But our Florida, with yearly seasonal hurricanes, is also scary.  Myrl, here in Central Florida we also have HUGE TUCKER OAK TREES.  And...they also fall on houses during the
A few years ago when a hurricane was passing over our community - 3:30 AM -  our neighbors were lying in bed and a huge oak crashed through their 2nd floor bedroom and landed on the floor next to their bed. 
Myrl, have a great week! And thanks so much for 'FEATURING'  me.... 

Jan 30, 2023 10:56 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri 314-775-2050 - Des Peres, MO

Myrl Jeffcoat ,

We were quit windy today.  That is a big tree!

The group looks happy to be enjoying Mexican!!


Feb 27, 2023 04:57 PM