Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

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Update by the edhat staff
December 10, 2022

The Goleta Lions Club, organizers of the Goleta Holiday Parade, made the decision Saturday morning to cancel tonight’s parade due to rain in the forecast.

"We will miss seeing your faces tonight and wish you a happy holiday season," the City of Goleta stated.

The Milpas holiday parade and the downtown Carpinteria holiday parade are scheduled to continue.


Another Rainstorm Puts Goleta Holiday Parade Up in the Air

By the City of Goleta
December 9, 2022

The City of Goleta is hopeful that the forecast will cooperate, and we will all get to experience the magic of the Goleta Holiday Parade tomorrow, Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Old Town Goleta. The Santa Cruz Market 5th Annual Goleta Holiday Parade Presented by Fuel Depot originally scheduled for last Saturday, December 3, was postponed due to a strong likelihood of rain during the parade which did not transpire. Unfortunately, there is rain in the forecast again, but timing of the rain is what parade organizers (the Goleta Lions Club) is monitoring closely with the assistance of the National Weather Service. The Goleta Lions Club will decide Saturday by noon as to the status of the parade. Please check the event website https://goletaholidayparade.org/, the city website www.cityofgoleta.org and our @cityofgoleta social media sites for the parade status.

The parade route is on Hollister Avenue from Orange Avenue to Kinman Avenue. Orange Avenue between Hollister Avenue and Carson Street, and Gaviota Street between Orange Avenue and Magnolia Street, will be closed at 4:00 p.m. for parade staging. Hollister Avenue will be closed to traffic including e-bikes starting at 5:00 p.m. and is scheduled to re-open at approximately 8:30 p.m. If your vehicle is parked in the parade route it will be cited and towed. If you are attending the parade, please allow time for parking and carpool if possible. Public parking is available in the Yardi parking lot at 430 S. Fairview Avenue.

The Goleta Lions Club has been working hard behind the scenes to make this parade happen and we are hoping for a great turnout, weather permitting.

As an added incentive, Santa Claus himself will be in the Gazebo for photo opportunities following the parade. Have your camera ready! The Goleta Valley Community Center’s “Swing Along Band” will perform holiday songs in the Gazebo prior to the parade. The Gazebo is located on the front lawn of the Goleta Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue).

We hope to see you tomorrow evening and are looking forward to a safe and fun event. More information on the parade is available at https://goletaholidayparade.org/.

Happy Holidays!

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Chip of SB Dec 09, 2022 01:04 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

12:43, you make a good point. Drought is caused by global warming, the permanent new normal for the western landscape. Likewise, biblical rains and flooding are caused by global warming due to that extra evaporation and intensification. Sometimes global warming works in mysterious ways, it can give the rain and it can taketh the rain away.

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 01:55 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Our drought in the west is not the new normal it's a return to the old normal. CA in the 1800 and early 1900's was a period of historically high rainfall which unfortuanly people took for granted and thought it would be always like this. The "droughts" throughout my lifetime has been the CA climate getting back to a state closer to the average seen over the past few thousand years.

sacjon Dec 09, 2022 02:05 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

It's actually considered to be in the worst drought in 1,200 years according to some, 500 years according to others. It's hardly a return to "normal."

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:24 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Misleading article, and you left out that it only mentions that the past 22 years (cherry picked date range) was the driest over the past 1,200 years and contrary to what I'll post below.

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:24 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Scientists studying long-ago California climate have realized that the 20th century was abnormally wet and rainy, according to researcher Lynn Ingram, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley.
“The past 150 years have been wetter than the past 2,000 years,” https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=13274

a-1670628325 Dec 09, 2022 03:25 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

What the nitwit deniers here don't understand is that adding energy to the atmosphere intensifies all weather events, globally, and the climate becomes chaotic.

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:25 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

But scientists say that in the more ancient past, California and the Southwest occasionally had even worse droughts — so-called megadroughts — that lasted decades. At least in parts of California, in two cases in the last 1,200 years, these dry spells lingered for up to two centuries. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/science/californias-history-of-drought-repeats.html

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:26 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Scientists from several institutions have been studying 602 tree ring chronologies from the western United States covering the past 2,000 years. Wider rings correspond to wetter years, and by overlapping the patterns of rings of one tree with the rings of another, scientists can reconstruct periods that are longer than the lives of the individual trees. The research shows that the 20th century was much wetter than normal. https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/DyeHard/story?id=178188&page=1

Chip of SB Dec 09, 2022 03:34 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

That’s interesting sac. They sure did a lot of updating since the 2014 version of that article. Here is the graphic they published in 2014.

https://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/20140127_031535_ssjm0126megadry90.jpg?w=620

sacjon Dec 09, 2022 03:38 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

CHIP - weird, you must have missed the date on that article lol - "PUBLISHED: February 14, 2022 at 1:41 p.m. | UPDATED: February 15, 2022 at 3:44 a.m."

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:47 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

3:30 I provided three reliable sources/links saying exactly what I was saying so what was the lie? 3:31 mass extinctions are normal on a time scale of hundreds of millions of years and they will happen again. Not through man made climate change, most likely an asteroid, nuclear war, or major volcanic eruption that puts enough debris in the atmosphere to dramatically cool earth (to a much greater extent than any warming that has occurred the past 100 years) leading to worldwide crop failure, famine, mass starvation and death and the worldwide anarchy that with go along with it.

Voice of Reason Dec 09, 2022 03:54 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Sacjon, I was specific to drought in CA being normal. In a similar fashion, they "changing climate" hasn't lead to much change in Altantic hurricanes, thats of course if you listen to NOAA and actual oceanographers rather than the "news". And no I don't think dramatic C02 reduction is as critical as people are led to believe but a lot of other pollutants go hand in hand with whatever is emitting the C02. I also think, as feasible, we should have as little impact on our surrounds as possible.

Chip of SB Dec 09, 2022 04:07 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

You’re right sac, here is a link to the 2014 article associated with the graphic. Among other things, it notes the last century was among the wettest periods in the last 7000 years.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2014/01/25/california-drought-past-dry-periods-have-lasted-more-than-200-years-scientists-say/

a-1670632480 Dec 09, 2022 04:34 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

Of course, when you're experiencing (and causing) a megadrought, previous periods will be wetter. What's your point, other than confusion?

Chip of SB Dec 09, 2022 04:46 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

4:34, see the Mercury news graphic I posted from 2014. The mega droughts occurred centuries ago, what were experiencing today is nothing by comprison. And see the 2014 article I posted. The last century was one of the wettest periods in the last 7000 years. You say causation as if people are responsible for creating a drought. However, if the weather took a turn for the wetter and we started shattering rainfall records in the next few years I suspect you would similarly say we caused that with the same CO2 emissions that are causing drought today. I suppose it’s always good to hedge your bets. At the end of the day, I just don’t see compelling evidence that humans are changing the weather via CO2 emissions. In addition, the hysteria about CO2 has diverted vast amounts of resources away from other environmental causes where much more good could have been achieved. We can’t control the weather and spending money thinking we can is a fools errand. However, we could do a lot of other things to clean up pollution, protect endangered species, and improve life for our fellow humans around the world. It’s a shame the CO2 fad has put everything else on the back burner.

a-1670634996 Dec 09, 2022 05:16 PM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

You're the one hedging your bets by claiming that the climate can be both wetter and drier "naturally", while ignoring the fact that the rate of change is unprecedented. Paltering all the way.

Luvaduck Dec 11, 2022 09:25 AM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

"Climate change" is one of the current dog whistles. There are a bunch. All gender/sex, medical, race/color, religion/creed, political/culture topics have become off-limits for serious discussion. All it's safe to say is, "How about them {sports team of your choice?] as long as you don't actually care enough to support them."

Gimli Dec 10, 2022 08:57 AM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

As of now, the Santa Barbara Eastside Society is still planning to have the Milpas Christmas Parade on Saturday, 12/10/2022 starting at 5:30 - 7:30pm no matter how much rain is coming down. Good luck with that.

Luvaduck Dec 11, 2022 09:17 AM
Goleta Holiday Parade Cancelled Due to Rain

It's too bad that the rain scheduled here at parade time can't be turned into snow for a 24-hour period with the parade in the middle. Since the rainfall hasn't been a hard, driving rain, the equivalent snow would be magical! The kids would be in hog heaven.

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