- November 2000 Vol. XXX No. 2
- Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
- LHG Meeting, Carnegie Bidg.
- Sunday, December 3
- Holiday Expressions & Calendar Madness
- LAA Gallery & Livermore Heritage Guild
- 12-3 p.m. @ Carnegie Bidg., 3rd and J Streets
- Fine arts and crafts, unique gifts, Heritage Guild 2001 calendar
- Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Ravenswood Victorian-era Christmas party
- Decorations, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, handicraft
area, St. Nicholas, food and beverages, gift shop will be open.
- 2647 Arroyo Rd., Livermore
- Regular tours second Sunday of each month.
- Excerpted from Livermore Herald, May 18,1928
- Livermore Airport Weather Station
Signal System Will Give Data to Pilots
- The Livermore airport took on added importance when an announcement
was made Tuesday that it is one of the most important stations
on the Oakland-Los Angeles air route concerned with the new weather
observation plan which is soon to be put into effect. Livermore's
strategic location as the last emergency landing field before
reaching the Oakland airport or Mills Field in San Francisco,
gives it an important place in the system.
- Service Established
- The weather observation service is being put into operation
by the U. S. Department of Commerce, which has established an
air ways division of the U.S. Weather Bureau, with western headquarters
in San Francisco. D.W. Little, meteorologist of the department,
has arrived in San Francisco to organize the service, which will
include thirty-five stations between San Diego and Seattle at
which weather data will be collected for the information of pilots.
- Livermore Station Important
- At Livermore will be what is known as a "panel station".
Aviators passing over these stations can read, by means of a
code signal system on the ground, the latest weather data. A
pilot flying over Livermore en route to the bay city terminals
can learn at a glance whether there is any fog at Mills Field,
Crissy Field, Concord or Oakland airport. Should he deem conditions
in the bay city adverse to permit landing, he can stop in Livermore.
A similar station will be located at Redding.
- At Medford and Bakersfield it is planned to have "flag
stops" where aviators can be signaled to come down if conditions
over the mountain range are dangerous. Mail planes will push
through regardless of weather, but passenger-carrying planes
will be instructed to stop before crossing the ranges in bad
- The information these local observers furnish will be gathered
at a few "control stations" and in turn sent to San
Francisco for study and for working into forecasts. At present
weather forecasts for air pilots will be furnished in accordance
with their flying schedules, but later on will be made every
three hours, day and night, with special information in case
unforeseen storms or emergencies arise.