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l'an nitlg Index Weather Trivia Weathe~ History P Friday ' Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny 70 / 58 76 / 61 70 / 58 68 / 62 62 / 52 62 / 57 63 / 51 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Chance: 0% Pmcip Chance: 0% 10-2131415 I 6 I 7 1 9 Ilol ll+l 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, 1 1+: Extreme Exposure Date High Low Normals Precip 5/9 58 50 67/520.00" : 5/1060 52 67/520.00" 5/11 61 52 67/520.00" 5/12 64 51 67/520.00" 5/13 63 52 67/520.00" 5/14 61 51 67/520.00" 5/15 56 48 68/520.00" What causes thunder? "~,loq ffu!ulq~!l atll ~UOle soseg ~u!puedxo 1p!d~l :aa~sm V-- Pea k~ishi;lg I L Today we will see sunny skies, high temperature Times This '~, eek I Peak Fishing Times This %~, eek of 70, humidity of 56%. West wind 4 to 8 mph. Day AM PM The record high temperature for today is 85* set Fri 6:34-8~34 6:59-8--59 in 2008. Expect clear skies tonight, overnight low Sat 7:23-9:23 7:48-9:48 of 58. West wind 2 to 5 mph. The record low for Sun 8:13-10:138:38-10:38 tonight is 45 set in 1,948. Saturday, skies will be Mon 9:04-11:049:30-11:30 sunny, high temperature of 76, humidity of 43%. , Tue 9:58-11:5810:26-12:26 West northwest wind 3 to 9 mph. Saturday night, Wed 10:55-12:55 -- skies will be clear, overnight low of 61. West Thu 11:24-1:2411:54-1:54 northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Sunday, skies will be sunny, high temperature of 70, humidity of 53%. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night, skies will be clear. Avalon Catalina Harbor Day High Low ~ Low Day ~ Low ~ Low Fri 3:58am ll:10am6:09pm None Fri 4:03am ll:18am6:14pm None Sat 5:23am t2:02am6:40pm ll:58am Sat 5:28am 12:10am6:45pm 12:06pm Sun 6:~2am 12:55am7:11 pm12:42pm Sun 6:37am l:03am 7:16pm 12:50pm Mon 7:32 amt:41 am7:44 pm1:23 pm Mon 7:37 am1:49 am7:49 pm.1:31 pm Tue 8:26 am2:25 am8:20 pm2:03 pm Tue 8:31 am2:33 am8:25 pm2:11 pm Wed 9:19 am3:10 am,8:58 pm 2:44 pm Wed 9:24 am3:18 am9:03 prn 2:52 pm Thu 10:llam3:56am 9:39pm 3:26pm Thu 10:16am4:04am 9:44pm 3:34pm May 19, 1780 - This is the infamous ~m~ Day Sunrise Sunset "dark day" in New England tradition. New / Fri 5:50 a.m.7:50 p.m. At noon, it was nearly as dark as night. 5/25W Sat 5:50 a.m.7:50 p.m.2:30 a.m. Chickens went to roost, and many Sun 5:49a.ra.7:51 p.m.3:07 a.m.3:24p.m. people were fearful of divine wrath. Mon 5:48 a.m.7:52 p.m.3:45 a.m.4:30 p.m. Forest fires to the west ofNew England w~re respQnsible for iFirst~ Tue 5:48 a.m.7:52 p.m.4:25 a.m.5:37 p.m. the phenomenon. 6/1 Wed 5:47 a.m.7:53 p.m.5:09 a.m.6:47 p.m. Thu 5:47 a.m.7:54 p.m.5:57 a.m.7:57 p.m. Moonrise Moonset ..... 1:53 a.m. 1:21 p.m. f -a~)\~ ,; Futt 2:2i p.m. :, /S.'~, / 6/9 Last 6/17 . ~ ~ ~n~966~urfami~yvacati~nt~~kust~F~~rida~Thereisaneventfromthattripwhichwi~~f~r~verbebrandedint~mymind.Aspart~f , ~ ,,~p~ our journey to the Sunshine State, we traveled to Silver Springs State Park, home of the glass bottom boats. When my father bought the ~*~" tickets for our excursion, I remember the lobby area being composed of a racially mixed audience. At the appropriate time, we all headed down to the boat ramps, but along the .way, a curious thing happened, t noticed black families queuing to the left while whites moved to the right. At the bottom of the incline, 1 remember my first glimpse of the well maintained gleaming boats in which we were to cruise. A quick glance to the left and I saw black families headed towards older, smaller crafts with blue paint flecking from their wooden frames. 1 was barely 16 and really corffused at what I had just witnessed. I recently completed Margot Lee Sketter/ys, Hidden Figures, HarperCollins Publishers, 2016, the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. To say the least, it was an uncomfortable reading experience with Shetterly intentionally telling the narrative in the language of the many women who she irterviewed, using words like Negro, Colored, and Girls in her detailed and well researched descriptions. The account takes place mainly in the town of Hanpton, Virginia, and in the burgeoning complex that would eventtlally become NASAs Langley Research Center, 225 miles south from where I grew u~ and live today. There, West Area calculators who were all black and female crunched the numbers that helped t(x make American fighter planes nora effective in combat during WW2, improved safety and efficiency for commercial aircraft during the 1950s, and double-checked the orbital caleulatDns of electronic computers during Americas space race. Then these same women, who grew to become a respected part of the Langley aviation commmity, would ride home in the back of segregated buses to their segregated middle class neighborhoods. Thank goodness for affirmative action and kud(~ for writers like Shetterly who continue to bring to light the duality in the American narrative that needs to be understood and digested by folks like me who queued to the right, : ~!ii! : ::~ 'i: [Send submissions to or drop them by our office |at 635 Crescent Avenue Suite A~ Avalon, CA 90704, Please include your pet's i photo, name, age and breed. 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