Skip to comments.Calif. rain shatters records — and more is coming (How ya doin' CA/NV/WA/OR FReepers?)
Posted on 12/20/2010 11:44:43 AM PST by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES A storm pounding California with record rain and heavy snow spawned minor flooding, mudslides, small evacuations and road closures Monday, but forecasters warned that the bad weather's worst impact may be yet to come.
Virtually the entire state was affected, from coastal cities to the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada and southern deserts. Rainfall records fell, numerous traffic accidents snarled roads, trees tumbled and even some horse races had to be canceled.
Some locations in Southern California received more than 12 inches of rain,..
The storm was expected to intensify Tuesday night and Wednesday, with between five and 10 more inches.
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They were complaining about a drought...so there ya go.
It poured all weekend, we need the rain down South (CA).
The enviro-weenies are running out of ideas (cold, water).
A few downed tree branches from the wind. But so far, so good.
Not to worry, they’ll be talking about the drought come June.
wait until some dams and levees let go.. if the rain don’t get ‘em, the spring run-off from record snow pack will..
we skirted the northern edge of the moisture yesterday and today, it’s drying out,, but all the stuff going south will be swinging back up this way soon enough.. the trees have only begun to fall..
As long as we get periodic breaks in the rain so it does not flood, we are ok. We always need the rain or we have to constantly ration our water and listen to the drought reports. I have not seen much of any damage in the Bay Area. Tahoe is happy as clams.
We haven’t received too much, but enough steady rain so that the ground is pretty saturated. Any addn’l is gonna run right off on the surface & thats when things get difficult.
I noticed the LA River was raging away yesterday.
I’m in Laguna Beach, my daughter and I have been watching where a creek runs into the ocean for the past week. It’s been fascinating to watch how the beach landscape is changing with the extra water run off.
I’m ready for the rain to go away though.
Nothing out of the ordinary, although, the wind did cause some of my blood oranges to drop. Other than that, bring the rain, though I do hope it clears enough tonight to see the eclipse.
A shame that a great deal of the water will run off into the ocean. Why not construct the worlds largest dams all over the state to capture the rainwater? Then there would be enough water for the farmers and the precious little smelt.
TB, never fear, Norm is keeping the rain talley!
Dec, 19 - 27"
Dec, 18 - 37"
Dec, 17 - 38"
with 11 days left in December, they only need 6 more inches to have the snowiest December since the ski resort opened
I love blood oranges and satsumas.. good stuff. all my fruit are picked.
tonight is really iffy for favorable viewing.. I was out last nioght and saw the moon thru some haze altho there was clear sky nearby.. I doubt tonight will be like that with the next blast coming in.. Good luck!
Lots and lots of drizzle.
Chinese Water Torture.
Drove home early yesterday morning from Valencia; high-speed for the wipers until Redlands where it finally slacked off.
some of the resorts opened pretty early this year, this will make for a super deep pack, hopefully folks can get to some of them for the holiday too..
Could be the makings of an incredible disaster, perfect storm style.
Very heavy snow build up followed by a pineapple express could easily overwhelm the levees and flood the whole delta farming area and towns. Followed by salt water back up when the flood recedes.
Stock up on ketchup!
Every thing is fine in FReeper land.
Way too many car accidents with idiots that haven’t learned to slow down. Stopped to provide medical assist at an accident yesterday when a young women rolled a truck on the offramp. Not only was she dumb enough to roll her truck, she refused to be checked out by the paramedic team. Everyone that stopped to assist were so irritated when she refused all medical help, that we all left her to the CHP officer that was writing her a ticket.
Yep, can’t have any of that rain runoff get caught in new reservoirs now can we?
If the greenie weenies had their way California would be blowing up the existing dams.
It doesn’t seem like an unusual amount of rain here in the middle of the Willamette Valley (OR)!
Yosemite ought to have some pretty fantastic waterfalls come spring and the waterfalls may take a lot longer to run dry.
AH NOrm around my area just area flooding on the street I hear Hollywood hills got nail last night I did watch KCAL 9
Its been raining nearly for 2 months here in Oregon.
We are about 40% above normal for the month.
No serious damage yet in the Portland area.
Sucks to live in california. Oh, and the weather is crazy too.
Friday night had lightning, rain, 90 mph gusts and electric off. Woke to snow. Lost a calf, but otherwise all OK.
I yust hope all da delta smelt don’t drown.. poor little longfin smelt,, all them big fish eating ‘em and now this.. :-o
I’m hoping I-15 is passable from San Diego to Pocatello
on Thursday. The ground is already soaked from
days of rain. The heavy stuff is due tomorrow. Wet
ground and high winds usually cause lots of trees
to be blown down and big mudslides.
Mammoth really got. As of this morning, over 8 feet of new snow on the mountain, 10 feet at the upper elevations, and 6 feet of new snow in the town of Mammoth. Snowing right now and likely won’t stop until at least Thursday before more snow arrives this weekend.
well the weenies are trying hard to het the Hetch Hetchy torn down, and the sad thing is that thier those in this state that support it.
Mammoth is expecting up to ten more feet by this weekend.
HETCH HETCHY! I’ve been trying to think of that dams name for about a week. Thanks!
Yeah, the greenie weenies want another Yosemite but they don’t seem to realize that what MAY have been a natural wonder upstream of the dam is now probably buried under 100 feet of sediment. Better to have a water source than some silt monster that will destroy the river below the dam.
Watermelon Jihadists are crazy.
Being in Southern California, we prefer to call this Liquid Sunshine!
Short power loss in El Segundo, even stopped the overhead train. Not sure why but it set off a couple car alarms in the parking lot.
Will let you know if we surf to Mexico.
I will gladly trade anyone this rain for three feet of snow at this point but please don’t quote me on that...
Palm Springs, light drizzle on & off.
not sure if you are in inyo/mono right now, but my sister is up at Mammoth and she said the wind was brutal a couple of days ago...has it calmed down?
What a bunch of widgets these environmental numchucks are.
I been had!
Yeah, I’m right on the Inyo-Mono county line. Gusty winds today, with ridge gust winds up to 80 mph. The June Lake Loop is closed due to an avalanche and the snow just keeps on coming. Chain controls on Hwy 395 from just north of Bishop (Sherwin Grade) all the way to about Carson City, NV; 160 miles of chain controls.
Dramatic image of the PINEAPPLE EXPRESS in action....GOES Satellite movie :
Know what you mean, saw a woman in black just now flying around on a broom. Thought it was the wind, but it was just Hillary.
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