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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.

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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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To: NormsRevenge

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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To: NormsRevenge
Just started a light spritzling here in the Coachella Valley within the past hour.

Drove home early yesterday morning from Valencia; high-speed for the wipers until Redlands where it finally slacked off.

21 posted on 12/20/2010 12:02:35 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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..


22 posted on 12/20/2010 12:04:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!


23 posted on 12/20/2010 12:04:34 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 12:05:41 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: glorgau

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.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:32 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RockinRight

It doesn’t seem like an unusual amount of rain here in the middle of the Willamette Valley (OR)!


26 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:52 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Yosemite ought to have some pretty fantastic waterfalls come spring and the waterfalls may take a lot longer to run dry.


27 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:54 PM PST by randita
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To: NormsRevenge

AH NOrm around my area just area flooding on the street I hear Hollywood hills got nail last night I did watch KCAL 9


28 posted on 12/20/2010 12:11:07 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


29 posted on 12/20/2010 12:20:54 PM PST by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

Sucks to live in california. Oh, and the weather is crazy too.


30 posted on 12/20/2010 12:24:41 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: NormsRevenge

Friday night had lightning, rain, 90 mph gusts and electric off. Woke to snow. Lost a calf, but otherwise all OK.


31 posted on 12/20/2010 12:24:46 PM PST by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: NormsRevenge
Lot's of water available for next year. Should be good news overall.
32 posted on 12/20/2010 12:27:00 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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I yust hope all da delta smelt don’t drown.. poor little longfin smelt,, all them big fish eating ‘em and now this.. :-o


33 posted on 12/20/2010 12:35:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


34 posted on 12/20/2010 12:38:03 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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.


35 posted on 12/20/2010 12:42:00 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: hattend

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.


36 posted on 12/20/2010 12:42:40 PM PST by pmac (From the lawless regions of Eastern Ca, next to free America)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Mammoth is expecting up to ten more feet by this weekend.


37 posted on 12/20/2010 12:43:03 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: pmac

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.


38 posted on 12/20/2010 12:47:45 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


39 posted on 12/20/2010 12:47:58 PM PST by edcoil ("The only winning move is not to play")
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To: SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I will gladly trade anyone this rain for three feet of snow at this point but please don’t quote me on that...


40 posted on 12/20/2010 12:51:05 PM PST by tubebender (We were born naked, wet and hungry, then things got worse)
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To: NormsRevenge

Palm Springs, light drizzle on & off.


41 posted on 12/20/2010 12:54:22 PM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Inyo-Mono

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?


42 posted on 12/20/2010 12:56:28 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: tubebender; NormsRevenge
Three feet of snow?? I'll give you a foot and listen to ya wimper:


43 posted on 12/20/2010 12:57:15 PM PST by happydogx2 (My dog is worried about the economy. Alpo is .99 cents...that's $7.00 in dog money..)
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To: RockinRight
Yeah, they were talking El Nina where it is cooler but would remain very dry this winter...NOT!

What a bunch of widgets these environmental numchucks are.

44 posted on 12/20/2010 12:59:43 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I moved to Northern California all the way from Tacoma 20 years ago to get away from this crap.

I been had!

45 posted on 12/20/2010 1:00:29 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

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.


46 posted on 12/20/2010 1:04:47 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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That is a long way for chains.

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Dramatic image of the PINEAPPLE EXPRESS in action....GOES Satellite movie :

SoCal gets dumped on

47 posted on 12/20/2010 1:14:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Brad's Gramma; pollywog; al baby; A CA Guy; lainie; bd476; Yaelle; NormsRevenge
Wind is picking up down here .
48 posted on 12/20/2010 1:16:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Same here


49 posted on 12/20/2010 1:18:54 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


50 posted on 12/20/2010 1:22:56 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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