Late November Satellite Imagery
What we are looking at is the north coast of California & South coast of Oregon. The State line is the horizontal yellow line in the center. The second County (yellow lined area) down from this border is Humboldt County. The third is Mendocino. The area off shore & onshore in Mendocino County shows as a dry “dull Orange color” with almost no water vapor. In the last two hours (1-3 PM on 11/28-11) a large “U” shape has been drawn into the dry air over the ocean below the 40th Latitude & between the 130th & 120th Parallels. Simultaneously a large horizontal line has been formed across the southern third of Humboldt County, and another large loop placed above the 40th between the 130 & 140th.