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|Morgan Hill Weather News: Thursday 7/31/2008 3:20pm
Large townhouse complex fire at Sorrel Way in Morgan Hill, off East Dunne Avenue.
Multiple fire units are fighting the fire right now although it is still moving south across the
Wednesday 7/30/2008 11:15am
Today's webcam image is looking particularly crisp and clear. More so than I can remember
in recent weeks. Perhaps the cooler and breezy weather has blown our smoke and smog
Sunday 7/13/2008 4:05pm
UFO or the silhouette of a fast-moving bird in flight... perhaps a hawk? You decide!
Friday 7/11/2008 2:45pm
This site was inaccessible for about two and a half hours from just before noon today.
Looks like it was an outage at Yahoo hosting.
Thursday 7/10/2008 9:50am
Yesterday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority approved environmental impact reports
as the latest step towards creating a super high-speed rail link between the Bay Area and
southern California. Interesting for us... they also selected the Pacheco Pass alignment as
the preferred route to the Central Valley. This will bring the new high-speed train through
Morgan Hill and Gilroy. One of these towns will also host a new high-speed rail station.
Imagine being able to hop on a train locally and be in LA before you would have even
gotten to the aircraft ramp at San Jose or San Francisco airports.
Recently in Europe, I saw this stark comparison flying from Paris to London. We passed
their high-speed train while heading to Paris CDG airport. That train would have gotten us
to London before we had boarded our plane in Paris. As we all know, air travel isn't getting
any easier and on short hops the airport time overhead often exceeds the flight time. Add
to that spiralling fuel costs and a high-speed (electric) rail option looks like a great story.
You get to vote on the funding in the November ballot... look out for Prop 1.
Gilroy to San Francisco - 79 miles - 44 mins
Gilroy to Los Angeles - 370 miles - 1 hr 57 mins
Gilroy to San Diego - 537 miles - 3 hrs 15 mins
* Travel time estimates from the California HSRA Interactive Rail Map
Read the full press release
Wednesday 7/9/2008 2:15pm
As the temperature rapidly approaches 100°F for the third day this week, here are some
site statistics for those of you who like to "geek out" on the numbers. Back in May we
reached 1 million page views since launch on 10/1/2006. Based on the average page view
rate at that time, I forecast that 2008 would be a 1 million page view year for Morgan Hill
Well... as you will see from the 2008 YTD table below, we have already passed that
Tuesday 7/8/2008 8:15am
Please join us in the fight against breast cancer. Support Kerri and her team in the
upcoming Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Click here or on one of our pink banners to learn more about how you can help.
Friday 7/5/2008 7:15am
If you tuned in to our webcam last night you might have noticed it fixed on Community
Park ready for Morgan Hill's Independence Day firework's display. However... nothing
happened. Sounds like the fire marshal cancelled the sky rocket part of the show because
of concerns about high winds. Don't know that for an absolute fact but as a hillside fire
zone dweller I have to say... SAFETY FIRST. Disappointing but completely understandable
if wind was the reason. See the chart below for a possible explanation:
Thursday 7/3/2008 11:40am
Finally... clear blue skies have returned!
Wednesday 7/2/2008 4:30pm
Vegetation fire west of southbound 101 and north of Cochrane Rd exit.
Wednesday 7/2/2008 11:15am
Unbelievable. Looks like another new fire has started in the mountains south west of
Gilroy. Exact location unknown at this point. Looks like CAL FIRE air attack tankers might
be responding from Hollister...
Correction: this appears to be a new smoke plume from the existing Big Sur fire (approx.
60 miles south) not a new fire in our area.
Tuesday 7/1/2008 3:30pm
Visibility and air quality have improved significantly over the last few days now that a more
westerly wind has blown some of the smoke away.
Here's an image from yesterday evening, showing a small and unknown fire in north west
Gilroy and a thick layer of fog approaching from Monterey Bay.