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Calif. rain shatters records and more is coming (How ya doin' CA/NV/WA/OR FReepers?)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/10 | John Rodgers - ap

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: california; rain; records; shatters
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1 posted on 12/20/2010 11:44:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

They were complaining about a drought...so there ya go.


2 posted on 12/20/2010 11:46:14 AM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It poured all weekend, we need the rain down South (CA).

The enviro-weenies are running out of ideas (cold, water).


3 posted on 12/20/2010 11:47:16 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: NormsRevenge

A few downed tree branches from the wind. But so far, so good.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 11:47:23 AM PST by LonelyCon
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To: RockinRight

Not to worry, they’ll be talking about the drought come June.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 11:47:53 AM PST by glorgau
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To: RockinRight

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..


6 posted on 12/20/2010 11:48:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gorbal warming.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 11:49:19 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: LonelyCon

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.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 11:49:53 AM PST by usflagwaver
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To: LonelyCon
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 can be.
9 posted on 12/20/2010 11:50:16 AM PST by usflagwaver
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2010 11:50:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: glorgau

I noticed the LA River was raging away yesterday.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 11:50:46 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Animate It! LOOP
12 posted on 12/20/2010 11:50:58 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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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.


13 posted on 12/20/2010 11:52:03 AM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


14 posted on 12/20/2010 11:53:50 AM PST by filospinato
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To: RockinRight

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.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 11:54:20 AM PST by JPG (A new sheriff is on her way and she's ready to cleanup Dodge.)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender

TB, never fear, Norm is keeping the rain talley!


16 posted on 12/20/2010 11:56:40 AM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: NormsRevenge
just looked at the Mammoth Mountain snow report: The last 3 days of snow have been....

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

17 posted on 12/20/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge
We're fine. I work may butt off on drainage projects and it shows.
18 posted on 12/20/2010 11:59:18 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: filospinato

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!


19 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lots and lots of drizzle.

Chinese Water Torture.


20 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:24 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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