Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner – February

Clay’s Corner – February

I guess I’ve always been a bit of a weather-nut…. When I was younger, before I discovered radio, I thought about getting into that field…. Perhaps this is why I write about our weather in this column? Looking back at 2015 some thoughts about this subject – Last Winter was a no-show.   Very little snow,…

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Clay’s Corner – January 2016

Clay’s Corner – January 2016

This past year I submitted a number of items related to the drought we were experiencing…Then, as Cliff Mass said would happen – A switch was thrown and we went from drought to deluge.   Finally, after perhaps after wading thru deep-water – the word has come down- The drought is officially over as of the…

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Clay’s Corner for December 2015

Clay’s Corner for December 2015

I was listening to Cliff Mass recently explain how the last week in October or the first week in November is the time that the weather-switch is thrown and, for us, we say goodbye to nice weather and hello to storms.   Boy was he right!.    Especially when I think about the fact that we had…

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Clay’s Corner for November 2015

Clay’s Corner for November 2015

The weather predictors are out with another forward guess – Bottom line – they think the coming months (for us) will be cooler and drier. The cool part is OK, but the dry part is scary. When you think back about this past winter. The map below shows brown for dryer and green for wetter.…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner – September Certainly one of the top stories this month has been the weather and our continued drought thats been punctuated by massive wildfires all over the area.    The following map underscores the situation.   I can’t recall ever a time when all of Western Washington is classified as either a severe or extreme…

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Clay’s Corner – August

I think he is happy ….This picture of KIRO Radios chief, Tom Pierson, discovering that his new Nautel GV30 transmitter will indeed produce the power required for the job.  Cool thing about this new rig is that this fancy screen with oodles of information is available on Tom’s office computer (or wherever else he wants…

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Clay’s Corner – July 2015

Clay’s Corner – July 2015

Not a lot of time of late for news gathering as I have been in construction mode at West Tiger Mt   This project involves the replacement of transmitters for KIRO-FM and KING-FM at the same time – Here are some pics I want to share – Here you can see the two KIRO-FM Transmitters, two…

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Clay’s Corner – June

Clay’s Corner – June

Welcome to summer ….Well almost …I have to admit that these 70 + degree days are not hard to get used to.    Meanwhile the media is full of stories about our drought and the impact this will have as we get later into the year.   I have to wonder if we will have a really…

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Clay’s Corner – May

Clay’s Corner for May 2015   First of all – A thank you to Marty Hadfield for inviting me to have a conversation with those attending the last Chapter Meeting where I could more fully explain what I feel is a critical need to prepare for providing citizens with critical information after our promised ‘big-one’…

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Clay’s Corner – April

Clay’s Corner – April

Wow…Finally…Spring is officially here.    Of course we have been having spring weather for a while now.   Have to feel sorry for those on the other coast as they have been setting records for winter weather.  Meanwhile those that make a living predicting climate events are saying that we are going to be experiencing drought, however,…

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