Talk:Morgan Hill, California

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What links here[edit]

These pages link to Morgan Hill, California.

Sister Cities[edit]

As of mid-2006, Morgan Hill is in the process of adding two more Sister Cities: Headford, in County Galway, Ireland 53°28′00″N 9°6′0″E / 53.46667°N 9.10000°E / 53.46667; 9.10000 (53.4667, -9.1000)[1], and Mizuho, Japan, on the island of Hokkaido 44°22′0″N 142°23′0″E / 44.36667°N 142.38333°E / 44.36667; 142.38333 (44.3667, -142.3833)[1]. See article in The Pinnacle, a local paper. —QuicksilverT @ 18:58, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Snowfall[edit]

Snow falls more then once every 20 years at the lowest level. More like once every 5 years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.105.65.197 (talkcontribs) 13:49, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

And your point is ... ? Thanks for posting that non sequitur on the Talk page, and not in the article. —QuicksilverT @ 04:22, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
It's not a non-sequitur -- under "Climate", the article reads "Snowfall is rare, about once every 20 years". I didn't post the comment above, and don't have any data, but having lived in Morgan Hill for about 15 years (1978-1993), I think it's probably closer to 5 than 20. Chris Loosley 19:33, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
Having lived in the local area since 1967 — 40 years — in that time I remember snow on the ground in town exactly twice. (That's not counting snow on the surrounding hills above 1500 ft elevation, which happens at least a couple of times every year.) Anyhow, see the external link to Factual Information from www.city-data.com, that bears this information out, presumably derived from NOAA data. The snowfall chart shows December-January snowfall almost, but not quite, zero. For an official assessment for nearby San Jose, California, see the NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS WR-259, under "Climate", so I don't get accused of doing "original research". I'd say "... about once every 20 years" is a fairly good generalization of the situation. —QuicksilverT @ 01:30, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
There is a chance of snow down to sea level in the forecast for tonight and early tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Morgan Hill. If it does snow in Morgan Hill, it will be 35 years since the last time, February 1976. I rest my case. —QuicksilverT @ 22:16, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Tornadoes and thunderstorms[edit]

I have lived in Morgan Hill for 10 years, and to my knowledge coastal fog is unknown, because of the mountains surrounding the city and seperating it from the ocean. Also, snowfall occurs about every five years, not twenty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaimana (talkcontribs) 06:29, 12 June 2007

Your opinion about fog and snowfall isn't borne out by official NOAA statistics for this area. Furthermore, there hasn't been any snow on the ground in downtown Morgan Hill in over 10 years, so your conclusion that it occurs "about every five years" can't possibly be on the basis of personal observation. —QuicksilverT @ 02:11, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


"The city is situated at the southernmost tip of the Silicon Valley."[edit]

The county map clearly shows another city (Gilroy) south of Morgan Hill - and the Wikipedia article on "Silicon Valley" says "Valley" refers to the Santa Clara Valley - and the "Santa Clara Valley" Wikipedia article says Gilroy is one of the cities in Santa Clara Valley. So Morgan Hill is not "at the southernmost tip of the Silicon Valley." Right? Paulburnett (talk) 21:32, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

The Silicon Valley article says "northern part of the Santa Clara Valley and adjacent communities" and that Gilroy is "sometimes associated with the region" (emphasis added in both cases). A better description of the extent of Silicon Valley is needed to answer this. You could request a reference for that sentence and hopefully someone can provide a reasonable source one way or the other. It's good to catch these inconsistencies. JonHarder talk 21:46, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
One reason that I concur with placing Gilroy outside of the 'Silicon Valley' sphere is that the radio and television news for that area come from Monterrey and Salinas, not San Jose. This would place it outside the San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland media market. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.106.103.248 (talk) 20:25, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Monterrey is a city in Mexico, and has nothing to do with the Santa Clara Valley. —QuicksilverT @ 14:47, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit]

I've recreated the City of Morgan Hill logo in .svg format, based on photos of signage taken around town and information gleaned from other sources and using Inkscape running on Ubuntu Linux. It's not a 100% identical reproduction, but close enough to withstand all but the most detailed scrutiny. The intent was to replace a bitmap image of the logo that I uploaded several years ago, but which was blown away by deletionist busybodies. This time, it's a self-made image with the Fair Use Rationale template applied, so it should pass muster.—QuicksilverT @ 20:32, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

File:City of Morgan Hill logo.svg
Ah, it looks like some deletionist or 'bot didn't like the file and blew it away. No matter, since I uploaded an SVG image of the city flag earlier today and it illustrates the concept adequately for the time being, as it incorporates a more colorful version of the logo. —QuicksilverT @ 19:24, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Poppy jasper[edit]

The article claims that "Morgan Hill is the only known site where one can find the semi-precious stone poppy jasper, a variety of orbicular jasper." This is oft-repeated local lore, but is scientifically inaccurate. Orbicular jasper occurs in a number of places on Earth, although, due to the particulars of the elements involved in its formation, color variations exist from place to place. The statement should be modified or clarified. —QuicksilverT @ 19:24, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

You are correct that there are orbicular "poppy jaspers" from several other named sources, even in California (Guadalupe, Mariposa County, Hornitos, Paradise Valley , etc.) as well as Mexico, Oregon, Arizona. I'll try to find a citation and correct this statement. • Astynax talk 17:39, 12 March 2012 (UTC)