Monday, February 18, 2019

The Weather's True Impact

Yesterday I saw something that is notable if for no other reason than it happens so rarely that it's a big deal when it does occur.  We've had lots of rain here in the Valley this past week and severe weather over the Sierra.  Interstate 80 has been closed or highly limited, with a snowplow convoying cars through.  Trucks have been stopped on both sides of the mountains, which means Wal*mart has had difficulty being restocked:
That's the vegetable aisle.  Fresh fruits looked the same.  Even dairy was getting low.  I just wanted bananas.  There were no bananas.

BTW, I'm told that this is what stores in Venezuela look like.  And in the old communist countries.  All the time, not just for a couple days.


Anonymous said...

I have read a number of articles that mentioned the widespread unavailability -and high price - of both perishable and non-perishable foods and other basics - cleaning, personal care etc - in all of the Eastern bloc countries. There were also long lines when supplies arrived. New arrivals from those countries were astounded by American grocery - and other - stores; the variety and choices as well as the availability and price.

Scott Hudson said...

Here is a Reno news story on the issue and features the owner of the best BBQ in town, next time you are here I recommend stopping by , the brisket is great and they treat people well

Auntie Ann said...

Idyllwild is supposed to be cut off for the next month because of washed out roads.

>> All roads leading to Idyllwild have closed as the "atmospheric river" storm enveloping Southern California continued to rage Thursday afternoon.

>> Highway 74 is closed from Willowbrook Road, east of Valle Vista, to Highway 371 at the southern border of the San Bernardino National Forest. Portions of Highway 243 were also closed, from Hurley Flats Road, north of Lake Fulmor, to Highway 10. Highway 243 connects Banning to Idyllwild and Highway 74 connects Hemet and Anza to Mountain Center, another San Jacinto Mountain town five miles south of Idyllwild. <<