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Two Storms for the West-Second the Strongest
Accuweather ^ | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:13 PM | Ken Clark

Posted on 02/23/2010 4:15:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Two storms will effect the West from today through the weekend, the bigger of the two will be Friday and Saturday. This is especially true for the Southwest.

These two storms can be easily seen on the Pacific satellite picture. Note that the second storm in the middle of the Pacific is tapping a rich moisture source north of Hawaii.



Rain is already falling over the northern third of California on north and more occurs tonight while spreading slowly south. This is nothing more than the typical run of the mill rain and mountain snow producer. Not really a big deal. Very little rain gets into Southern California from this tomorrow afternoon and evening. Only a little light rain will occur, certainly not enough to cause problems in the burn areas, while the deserts of California and Arizona remain dry.

The second storm will become more of a full latitude storm that, like I said earlier, is already tapping a rich moisture source. In the Northwest rain spreads in tomorrow night and continues Friday along with gusty winds, especially along the coast and in the Cascades. Winds could be in the 20 to 40 mph range. Snow levels rise to near 4,500 feet before falling some on Friday.

Rain spreads from north to south through California Friday and Friday night, arriving in southern California Friday night.

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TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: stormwatch

1 posted on 02/23/2010 4:15:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All
From NWS:

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...TWO WEATHER SYSTEMS TO IMPACT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK...

A COUPLE OF PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHWEST
CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK. THE FIRST WEAK UPPER LOW WILL BRING SHOWERS
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. A SECOND STRONGER STORM WILL
LIKELY BRING RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

RAINFALL TOTALS WITH THE FIRST WEAK SYSTEM SHOULD GENERALLY BE LESS
THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
HOWEVER...THERE COULD BE LOCAL LARGER AMOUNTS ON THE COASTAL
MOUNTAIN SLOPES. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO 6000 TO 6500 FEET AND
THERE WILL BE PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE WILL ALSO BE
GUSTY WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS.

THE SECOND STRONGER STORM APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL LIKELY
BRING MORE RAIN...MOUNTAIN SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS LATE FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY. PRELIMINARY RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD BE NEAR AN INCH IN
THE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...NEAR TWO INCHES ON THE COASTAL
MOUNTAIN SLOPES AND LESS THAN HALF AN INCH IN THE DESERTS. THE RAIN
COULD CAUSE LOCAL FLOODING OF POORLY DRAINED STREETS AND LOW LYING
AREAS.

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEMS...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS...DESERTS AND COASTAL WATERS. THE SURF WILL ALSO INCREASE
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

THE SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO NEAR 5000 FEET WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS
TO ABOUT A FOOT AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND
DENSE FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO IN THE MOUNTAINS AT
TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

PEOPLE SHOULD STAY INFORMED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS.

2 posted on 02/23/2010 4:17:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank goodness, I got my roof fixed.


3 posted on 02/23/2010 4:18:31 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: kellynla; Brad's Gramma; pollywog; A CA Guy; BurbankKarl; lainie; bd476; ErnBatavia; ...

Alert....


4 posted on 02/23/2010 4:19:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I got some email photos of snow falling in Texas today. Definitive proof of globull warming.


5 posted on 02/23/2010 4:19:21 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest
I got some email photos of snow falling in Texas today. Definitive proof of globull warming.

2" just North of Austin. I'm locked and loaded waiting for the polar bears.

6 posted on 02/23/2010 4:20:59 PM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not again!

I’ve had enough of this rain...


7 posted on 02/23/2010 4:22:35 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: TADSLOS

My neighbor is down in Austin with her daughter in the Hospital,...

I told her she better have winter gear with her....


8 posted on 02/23/2010 4:27:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: MamaDearest
Snow blankets Waco: Feb. 23, 2010
9 posted on 02/23/2010 4:29:22 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: MamaDearest
But of course the Globe is warming up...

Was just watching the Weather channel...and the Texas - Globull Warming storm is picking up Gulf moisture and heading for the North East where it plans to distribute more Gorebull Warming in the form of nice white stuff!

10 posted on 02/23/2010 4:31:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Two storms will effect the West"

Gee, "the West" is being Caused by storms. Quick, call AlGore.

11 posted on 02/23/2010 4:34:03 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

.
“Let it Rain”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifff5NbKQZI


12 posted on 02/23/2010 4:34:49 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No worries. Austin was right on the demarkation line of snow/sleet/rain. It’ll all be melted off by mid-day tomorrow.


13 posted on 02/23/2010 4:36:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We are still 3” short on rainfall here on the mud flats of Humboldt Bay, 22 vs 25...


14 posted on 02/23/2010 4:37:12 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

...right now I’m watching quarter size fluffy flakes covering ground in northwestern NJ....3 inches due overnight..another storm coming tomorrow night,through Thursday...early predictions...6-10....


15 posted on 02/23/2010 4:37:19 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Let me guess: these will move east and hit the mid-atlantic by next week - NO MORE SNOW!!!!
*preparing to blow in a westerly direction*
...be nice... ;)


16 posted on 02/23/2010 4:37:42 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks, Ernest. Our city, county and state may be bankrupt, but HEY!!! No more drought:-)


17 posted on 02/23/2010 4:39:42 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
North Coast current Radar
18 posted on 02/23/2010 4:46:54 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender

So you are getting stuff right now?

We had good sun yesterday and this morning.

Overcast now.


19 posted on 02/23/2010 4:53:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice job of doing postings Ernest.

N.California reservoirs were filling above halfway after only holding about a 1/3 of capacity before the rainy season began. A couple of more El Nino storms and the spring thaw should end panic of drought implication this summer. Not that we are allowed to use the water.

A bit dated link:
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_W_drought24.4593d4c.html


20 posted on 02/23/2010 4:56:11 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
The rains are good news and will help fill the open reservoirs, but may not do a whole lot for the underground basins. Approximately 60% of the water in S. CA comes from the basins.
21 posted on 02/23/2010 5:00:18 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank goodness, at least rhis time there is no lava.


22 posted on 02/23/2010 5:03:40 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ve had about enough of this global warming. Shoveled the drive for what............the umteenth time. This is the 10th snowiest winter since 1900 here.


23 posted on 02/23/2010 5:12:11 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Globull Warming storm is picking up Gulf moisture and heading for the North East where it plans to distribute more Gorebull Warming in the form of nice white stuff!

Golly, I sure hope everyone who gets LOTS of that nice white stuff will give proper credit to Al Gore for the gift of globull "warming".

Just think of the nice fluffy snow on their solar panels and skylights. Failure to remove the snow load could damage the solar panels (sighing) and so could stepping on them..... Darned if you do, and darned if you don't!

24 posted on 02/23/2010 5:13:15 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: A CA Guy
Have you noticed Lava is getting hard to find in stores...
25 posted on 02/23/2010 5:15:53 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just checked our local TV weather gurus......virtually no chance of any desert spritz for the Wednesday system; they’re all “wait and see” mode about committing to any wa-wa out here Saturday.


26 posted on 02/23/2010 5:30:26 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

That is why it is a desert out there...


27 posted on 02/23/2010 6:57:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Read my link, in San Bernardino a reservoir was built to trap mountain/storm runoff just to replenish the local aquifer instead of losing it to the ocean.

Of course on the other hand here in San Diego, concrete plants aren’t allowed to use sand from the river banks because environmentalists want the sand to wash down stream to the sea but it’s okay to import sand by train from Baja. Go figure.

Then I think in Long Beach there is a water reclamation plant (from sewage) where citizens refuse to drink reclaimed water so it is pump into the local aquifer, re-contaminated then pumped back out for use by the water department. Same with a desalination pilot plant up, the pure reclaimed water is pumped into the ground.


28 posted on 02/23/2010 7:34:31 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
Not sure why you referred me to your link. Yes open reservoirs have been built to trap the rain so it can be used to replenish the basins instead of running off into the ocean. The majority of rain water during storms like the ones that are occurring still runs off into the ocean and the natural percolation that does occur is minimal. There is no doubt that the rains will improve the water situation in CA, but it may take a while for the basins to be filled to a safe level.

Citizens do not refuse to drink reclaimed water, they are not allowed to drink reclaimed water. It is used as a source to help manage the groundwater basins though. Reclaimed water that is pumped into a basin and then pumped out later for use, is no longer consider reclaimed water. There are a number of basins in CA. I am somewhat familiar with the management of the two basins in LA County and the one in Orange County.

29 posted on 02/24/2010 5:08:04 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It done rained reeeel good here last night.


30 posted on 02/24/2010 7:26:16 AM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I beg to differ esp. with desalination, polls showed people would refuse to allow that water into a public water system.

If by referring to recycled water carried in purple piping you mean people aren’t allowed to drink it because it was not processed for drinking then you are correct.


31 posted on 02/24/2010 2:21:52 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
I beg to differ esp. with desalination, polls showed people would refuse to allow that water into a public water system.

I have no clue as to what point you are trying to make. Desalinated water is used as a potable water source and it is allowed in public water systems all over the world. As I wrote before, reclaimed water is not allowed in the potable water system.

32 posted on 02/24/2010 2:58:01 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

“....Desalinated water is used as a potable water source and it is allowed in public water systems all over the world....”

That is my point except Long Beach doesn’t allow it in its public water system, gets pumped into the local aquifer.


33 posted on 02/24/2010 6:36:25 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42
I don't know the specifics of the LB Water Dept other than I know they get import water from the Metropolitan Water District of S CA and they get groundwater from either the Western or Central basin (perhaps both). Regardless, all water systems are interconnected and water is pumped into the basins, and then later pumped out. Still not sure what point you were trying to make, but I think we have discussed this enough.
34 posted on 02/24/2010 6:45:18 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks for the Alert Ping Ernest. This will be yet another storm to watch closely.

35 posted on 02/25/2010 5:30:22 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476
New thread with Accuweather video...the storm looks potent:

Rain Arrives in the West ( From the Olympics all the way down to Southern California )

36 posted on 02/25/2010 5:39:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thank you, Ernest! :)

37 posted on 02/25/2010 7:40:03 PM PST by bd476
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