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Remember the old Saturday Night Live clips where Chris Farley translated Spanish into English for us?

"I am El Niño! All other tropical storms must bow before El Niño! ¡Yo soy El Niño! For those of you who don't habla español, 'El Niño' is Spanish for ... 'the Niño'!"
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: What if you forget your Mac's password!
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 07, 2018, 12:41:18 AM »
I use the free version of LastPass, (which I really like) which was acquired by by LogMeIn (which I don't like) for $125 million (which I would like - for myself).
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: A Trace of Precipitation
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 07, 2018, 12:36:10 AM »
Thank you sir, I did the same as you to come to the same conclusion. I was just hoping I was wrong.
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General Weather Discussion / El Niño watch? (Re: El Niño or La Niña? )
« Last post by elagache on July 07, 2018, 12:25:16 AM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of El Niño and La Niña,

Just when you thought it was safe to turn your television back on - the El Niño La Niña soap opera is back!  The folks at the climate prediction center and friends have issued a El Niño watch on June 14th:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_disc_jun2018/ensodisc.shtml

The punch line reads:

ENSO-neutral is favored through Northern Hemisphere summer 2018, with the chance for El Niño increasing to 50% during fall, and ~65% during winter 2018-19

The key text is as follows:

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The majority of models in the IRI/CPC plume predict ENSO-neutral to continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2018, with El Niño most likely thereafter [Fig. 6]. The forecaster consensus favors the onset of El Niño during the Northern Hemisphere fall, which would then continue through winter. These forecasts are supported by the ongoing build-up of heat within the tropical Pacific Ocean. In summary, ENSO-neutral is favored through Northern Hemisphere summer 2018, with the chance for El Niño increasing to 50% during fall, and ~65% during winter 2018-19 (click CPC/IRI consensus forecast for the chance of each outcome for each 3-month period).

So what does this mean for us mere morals . . . . . . . who knows?

Oh well, . . . . Edouard
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Dear X-Air, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat users with long memories, . . .

Moral: Don't ever forget your admin password! Or, keep it in 1Password that whose vault is shared on all your other devices. ThU32:-)

Yup!  I use Password Wallet but same difference.

I also have a printed copy put some place

That's good in some ways and bad in others.  Certainly you don't want any bad guys finding the printed copy.  I have a few passwords that have mnemonics to help me remember them.  Those include my Mac admin passwords, my iCloud password and of course, my Password Wallet password!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Dear Blick and WeatherCat west coast drought watchers, . . . .

I could have sworn there was a way to enter a Trace as precipitation amount for a day in WeatherCat. But I can't find it mentioned in the Manual or anywhere on the forum. I tried to enter a T as the amount in the Daily Rain Editor but that appears to just replace the 0.00 amount with another 0.00 amount. Am I just remembering wrong? I know you can enter a Trace in your daily CoCoRaHS report, so perhaps I just got the two confused. Can anyone shed any light here?

I don't recall any mechanism for entering anything other than numerically measurable amounts of rainfall into WeatherCat.  Moreover, when I do a search of the text of the WeatherCat manual for the word 'trace' - it doesn't appear.  So I'm reasonably confident there is no mechanism within WeatherCat.

However, I can report that there was a forecast of possible showers in Northern California from the remnants of Hurricane Fabio.  I did remove the cap off my rain gauge and there were a few drops, but alas no bucket tips . . . . .

Oh well,
. . . . . Edouard
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: What if you forget your Mac's password!
« Last post by Weatheraardvark on July 06, 2018, 05:07:18 AM »
I use dashlane.   and I have password plus for mac
I also have a printed copy put some place
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General Computing/Macintosh / What if you forget your Mac's password!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on July 06, 2018, 12:10:28 AM »
I was browsing through some posts a few days ago and saw that some of us are still relying on Keychain to store all our passwords. Then, today comes a blog about how to reset a lost admin password from Josh Centers via TidBITS. While there are several ways to restore ones admin password and it's probably worth printing this info and storing somewhere (hopefully you will remember where!), it does remind us that your Keychain password will be lost and all the passwords in that app will also be lost!

Moral: Don't ever forget your admin password! Or, keep it in 1Password that whose vault is shared on all your other devices. ThU32:-)
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WeatherCat General Discussion / A Trace of Precipitation
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 05, 2018, 11:43:00 PM »
I could have sworn there was a way to enter a Trace as precipitation amount for a day in WeatherCat. But I can't find it mentioned in the Manual or anywhere on the forum. I tried to enter a T as the amount in the Daily Rain Editor but that appears to just replace the 0.00 amount with another 0.00 amount. Am I just remembering wrong? I know you can enter a Trace in your daily CoCoRaHS report, so perhaps I just got the two confused. Can anyone shed any light here?

Thanks.
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Where I live, on the other side of the Sierras from Edouard, the forecast called for a 70% probability of higher than average temperatures, but it didn't turn out that way. We too had some hot days, but mostly we experienced temperatures that were slightly below average. On the other hand, we only had one very small rains storm, so the rain forecast was dead on.

June was... Cooler than average (58.2°F versus an average of 58.8 )
                 Dryer than average (0.10 in versus an average total of 0.63)
                 Windier than average (a wind run of 3253 miles versus an average of 2969)
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