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Coast-to-Coast Storm Impacts Next Week
AccuWeather.com ^ | 2/14/09

Posted on 02/14/2009 8:23:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge

The latest storm to hit California with heavy rain and mountain snow this weekend will have far-reaching effects across the country next week. This storm has the potential to spark another round of severe storms in the southern Plains and Deep South and spread a swath of heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; impacts; socal; storm; stormwatch

1 posted on 02/14/2009 8:23:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=1

A winter storm will slowly drift ashore over northern California Sunday and Monday. Ahead of this storm, moisture will spread to the north and east, triggering snow. Through Monday morning, impact will be greatest along the central and northern Sierra Nevada to the southern Cascades in California. Here, amounts will be 6-12 inches with amounts to 2 feet above 5,000 feet. Travel along stretches of I-80 and I-5 will be affected. Farther north, lower amounts, mostly 1-3 inches, will fall widely between the Cascades and the northern Rockies of Montana and Idaho.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.


2 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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Western Snowfall Map
3 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The “global warmers” are having a tough year. I’ll bet they are thanking their lucky stars right now that their “messiah” got his Porkulus Maximus passed. Those idiots would have been getting pink slips like everyone else.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 8:26:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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Long Range Could Yield Major Storms
-Expert Joe Bastardi

Major Snowstorm Could Hit in February
http://www.accuweather.com/news-weather-features.asp
Posted 2009-02-13
In an exclusive interview, Joe Bastardi talks about the storm potential for late February into March.


5 posted on 02/14/2009 8:26:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Unfortunately, no they're not. They have somehow managed to convince both themselves and a lot of other people that even massive cooling is evidence of "climate change" and therefore of global warming.
6 posted on 02/14/2009 8:28:09 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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7 posted on 02/14/2009 8:29:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am in that one to two foot area tonight and tommorrow. I hope I can get out tomorrow afternoon.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 8:30:59 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There always seems to be a storm on or near to Valentine’s Day. One last winter blast? Wasn’t the big blizzard of ‘88 in March?


9 posted on 02/14/2009 8:31:33 PM PST by Exit148 (Have "man-on-the-street" types taken over the U.S.?)
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Jet Stream

Weather Underground


10 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; BurbankKarl; ErnBatavia; lainie; A CA Guy; calcowgirl; kellynla; ...
Send it south,...need more rain...

*******************Southern California warning from San Diego NWS**************************

THE NEXT STORM IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY. RAIN AND STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY MORNING WITH SHOWERS LINGERING THROUGH TUESDAY. SOME OF THE RAIN COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES ON MONDAY. PRELIMINARY STORM PRECIPITATION TOTALS COULD BE 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE COASTAL BASIN...2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND UP 0.5 INCH IN THE DESERTS. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL RISE TO 5500-6000 FT WITH THE MAIN BAND OF RAIN THEN LOWER TO AROUND 4500 FT BEHIND THE FRONT. AS MUCH AS TWO FEET OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FT IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS.

11 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: coloradan
Exactly, there is some cock N bull story about how global warming is actually getting worse since we have started to battle it. Saw it on Yahoo news tonight.

Sounds to me that, if we just ignore global warming, the problem will go away.

12 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:30 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Farther north, lower amounts, mostly 1-3 inches, will fall widely between the Cascades and the northern Rockies of Montana and Idaho."

I am getting sick and tired of this winter. It's been one of the longest ones we've had in a long, long time.

13 posted on 02/14/2009 8:36:21 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: NormsRevenge

So the jet stream is going over the Baja?

I want warm...not cold.


14 posted on 02/14/2009 8:36:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: coloradan

I’m sure it’s because of the impact that fact-filled well researched documentary “The Day After Tomorrow”, don’t you?

/sarc


15 posted on 02/14/2009 8:36:40 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Exit148

1988, yup. nasty one too.

http://theweathercompany.com/

March 1988 in history ..

03/10/1988 - Major blizzard across Nebraska and South Dakota. 33 inches of snow fell between the 10th and the 12th at Chadron NE. Drifts were reported as high as 10 feet there. The Fort Meade area of western South Dakota recorded an unbelievable 70 inches of new snow.

03/11/1988 - Major blizzard across the northern Plains. 69 inches of snow at Lead SD. Wind gusts as high as 63 mph piled snow into depths as high as 30 feet.


16 posted on 02/14/2009 8:37:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That map doesn’t show any snow in the Souther California mountains....the map drawer needs to talk to the San Diego office....


17 posted on 02/14/2009 8:37:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I meant 1888. This one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_of_1888


18 posted on 02/14/2009 8:41:08 PM PST by Exit148 (Have "man-on-the-street" types taken over the U.S.?)
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To: Exit148

No problem, 1988 didn’t even rate on this list. ;-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Blizzards_in_the_United_States


19 posted on 02/14/2009 8:45:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m in the rain/strong wind advisory area in the Central/Northern San Joaquin Valley. On a visit to the Bay Area today I was just admiring the bright green grass, blossoming trees and daffodils on the hillsides. However, it has been cold and rainy for several days now. Battening down the hatches for the night. Stay safe and warm, all of you Fellow Freepers.


20 posted on 02/14/2009 8:51:55 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: NormsRevenge

More snow? Personally, I’m getting a little tired of this Global Warming...


21 posted on 02/14/2009 8:54:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t they call this pattern El Niño once upon a time?


22 posted on 02/14/2009 8:58:56 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: Jack Hammer
We barely had 1/2" of new accumulation today in Pocatello. I pushed it off the driveway anyway. Left alone, it melts slightly and turns into a sheet of ice. I really want the streets clear, clean and dry again.
23 posted on 02/14/2009 9:03:35 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: lainie

Yup. Ya got your El Niño and then ya got your La Niña. ;-)

http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina.html


24 posted on 02/14/2009 9:05:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I want warm...not cold.

Not me. I'm a girl. I win! :)

25 posted on 02/14/2009 9:07:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Ugh!


26 posted on 02/14/2009 9:11:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Skiers, farmers welcome Sierra storms

*********************EXCERPT*********************

By MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated Press

2:08 p.m. February 14, 2009

— Skiers and farmers rejoiced after another storm dropped more than 2 feet of snow in portions of the Sierra Nevada, but the range's snowpack still is below average so far this winter.

The latest snowfall was just in time for the Presidents Day weekend, traditionally one of the busiest periods of the season for Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

Skiers and snowboarders packed the slopes Saturday after a string of storms left up to 6 feet of snow at Tahoe since Sunday and the best ski conditions this year.

"I haven't seen this many people with powder up to their waist in a very long time," said Rachael Woods, spokeswoman for the Alpine Meadows resort just north of Tahoe. "Our parking lots are at capacity today."

Her resort reported 27 inches of snow at its mid-mountain at 7,500 feet elevation over a 24-hour period ending Saturday morning.

While the recent storms have been good news for the region's water outlook, they still aren't enough to erase a dry January, said Dan Greenlee, a hydrologist with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Sierra would have to see snowfall of 185 percent of average for nearly two months in order to meet an average year's snowpack, he said.


27 posted on 02/14/2009 9:17:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yabut, Ernest. It’s ALWAYS warm in So. Cal.

It’s NICE to have “weather” sometimes....


28 posted on 02/14/2009 9:19:10 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh not really....they seem to have changed the name that encompasses EVERY phase of weather and earth changes....Climate Change which man has created.


29 posted on 02/14/2009 9:19:52 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield
Climate Change which man has created.

Why aren't they explaining previous ice ages and (cough cough) "warming" periods? Could it be Mother Nature and God given climate adjustments? Nope, the money exchangers want infamous "carbon credits" and our money in cash, all denominations acceptable.

30 posted on 02/14/2009 10:03:18 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: NormsRevenge

I , for one, am sure glad this breaks some of the drought in northern Northern California and builds up our snow pack as well as Socal getting some of their own water due to rains replenishing their local reservoirs.


31 posted on 02/14/2009 10:08:48 PM PST by A message
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It seems they have actually stepped up the doom and gloom rhetoric... funny that we continue to have no sun spot activity and extremely cold weather... and the doomers refuse to even discuss this fact.


32 posted on 02/14/2009 10:39:41 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: lainie

El Nino is when the water is warmer than normal, La Nina colder than normal.. when storms come in one after the other it’s a pineapple express. We had a huge pineapple express back in the early 80’s that flooded the entire Colorado River/Dam system... and until it started it had been a below normal winter, the lakes were not prepared for so much rain and we almost lost our dam system.


33 posted on 02/14/2009 10:42:36 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Coast to Coast? Hope no more planes drop from the sky


34 posted on 02/15/2009 12:16:14 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: NormsRevenge
Here is a question for my fellow Freepers:

The state of Kentucky was slammed by ice storms so severe and damaging that the Governor declared an emergency and called out the National Guard to help rescue people and restore power etc.

WHERE IS FEMA??

WHERE IS PRESIDENT OBAMA??

35 posted on 02/15/2009 10:06:20 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; NormsRevenge
I thought it had to do with the jet stream dipping further south than usual. I can't remember it all anymore. :-)

As for precipitation...this system has all the ingredients to produce significant rainfall across the area...including strong southeast winds and good jet dynamics. Current quantitative precipitation forecast forecasts of 1-3 inches for coasts/valleys...and 2-5 inches in the foothills/mountains looks fine at this time. Locally higher amounts will be possible in the more favored south-facing slopes tonight and Monday.

Sounds like a good soaker is heading our way down here.

36 posted on 02/15/2009 3:39:00 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

We all need it and Colorado needs the snow to feed all our lakes.


37 posted on 02/15/2009 4:24:34 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Damn good question....guess it is just mostly white folks living there.....


38 posted on 02/16/2009 10:23:25 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; lainie
See todays maps on this morning's thread:

Significant California Storm ( Raining Cats and Dogs by Long Beach)

39 posted on 02/16/2009 10:26:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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