Reports for 2018-01-09

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01/09/18 - 0945hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* Koreas: North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension. This will be the first high level meeting in 2 years. A military hotline will be re-established between the two countries. Also, North Korea has decided it will be sending a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games being held in South Korea in February. Experts are reporting that over the last few months, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has become fearful of a U.S. military strike and felt a need to de-escalate tensions. -Warnings/ Advisories (NOAA) * Flood Advisory: Fresno; Kern; Kings, Orange; Riverside; San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, Butte; Colusa; Glenn; Lake; Nevada; Placer; Sacramento; San Joaquin, Solano; Stanislaus; Sutter; Tehama; Yolo; Yuba * High Wind Warning: Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley; San Diego County Deserts; San Diego County Mountains; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning, * Flash Flood Warning: Santa Barbara; Ventura, * Flash Flood Watch: Santa Barbara County Mountains; Santa Barbara County South Coast; Santa Ynez Valley; Ventura County Coast; Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys; Ventura County Mountains, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; Santa Clarita Valley; Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills; Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon; Tulare County Foothills; Tulare County Mountains, Death Valley National Park, Orange County Inland; San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys-The Inland Empire; Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills, * Winter Storm Warning: Ventura County Mountains, Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range, Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County; White Mountains of Inyo County, Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains, Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon; Tulare County Mountains, * Special Weather Statement: A POWERFUL COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO SWEEP THROUGH SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA LATER TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG DYNAMICS WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM AND INCREASING INSTABILITY WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE COLD FRONT. SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE STRONG BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR INTENSE DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH PER HOUR. IN ADDITION, LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE - Antelope Valley; Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands; Cuyama Valley; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; San Miguel and Santa Rosa Islands; Santa Clarita Valley -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0722hrs. Sunset - 1708hrs. * Rain * Highs hitting 57 - lows toward 45 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. No allergy alert from grass, none for weeds * The rain will taper off as the day progresses. Still an opportunity for late afternoon commute showers. Temperatures will be in the upper 50’s until Thursday and then start to climb until we hit low 70s and sunny by next Sunday. - Ring of Fire * 3.1 W of Ferndale, CA. 5.1 N of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * U.S.: Drone swarm tactics are a real thing now and not science fiction. In fact both the Army and Marines are devising tactics specifically for use in urban battlespaces. The projects, headed by DARPA, will include competitions and goals set at 6-month intervals. To get an idea of the power and perhaps terror of this emerging technology, here is a short fictional film that was created to show what the capabilities and negative aspects would look like: - CA Firearms Laws: * Same tyranny as yesterday …It’s going to get worse… * Support AB 1394 and expand CCW rights in California: Thought of the day: "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.” --Thomas Jefferson "The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey