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CA: ( SoCAL) SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - .A BRIEF RETURN TO WINTER THIS WEEKEND...
Accuweather ^ | 505 PM PDT FRI MAR 20 2009 | NWS San Diego

Posted on 03/21/2009 12:12:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

A PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LATE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...BRINGING SHOWERS...WITH SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS AND AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES
WELL BELOW NORMAL. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
WITH THE COLD FRONTAL RAIN BAND LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
AROUND 1/4 TO 1/2 AN INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE COASTAL AND
VALLEY AREAS...UP TO ABOUT 3/4 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THE
MOUNTAINS...AND UP TO 1/10 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THE DESERTS. SNOW
ABOVE 6000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SUNDAY. UP TO
6 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT THE RESORTS AROUND 6000 FEET.

SUNDAY WILL BE WINDY AND COLD. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL ONLY REACH THE 50S
IN THE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...THE 40S IN THE UPPER DESERTS...THE
60S IN THE LOWER DESERTS...AND THE 30S TO LOW 40S MOUNTAIN AREAS.

VERY STRONG WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WILL GUST OVER 50 MPH AT TIMES IN
THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW SHOWERS...STRONG
WINDS AND SHARPLY COLDER WEATHER COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS SUNDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
MAY BE REQUIRED.

THE STORM WILL MOVE EAST SUNDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY DRY...WARMER
WEATHER NEXT WEEK.

PEOPLE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND SHOULD MONITOR THE
LATEST STATEMENTS AND FORECASTS ON THIS DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM.

(Excerpt) Read more at accuweather.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; socal; stormwatch

1 posted on 03/21/2009 12:12:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; A CA Guy; lainie; pollywog; BurbankKarl; bd476; Yaelle; ErnBatavia

fyi


2 posted on 03/21/2009 12:14:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach


3 posted on 03/21/2009 12:16:40 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, we still need the rain.


4 posted on 03/21/2009 12:19:17 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Forecaster discussion is telling me that I have a 60% chance of 50 mph winds and snow showers Sunday night. It was nearly 80 degrees today. That’s craaaaazy.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 12:33:40 AM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

Yep, crazy indeed! I was planning a weekend on the water in AZ..Sunday will be a work hard day instead of relaxing and enjoying total peace...I love the El Nino weather we’ve had this year. Seriously, AZ should be just about ahead of the drought...HaHa, Oxymoron!


6 posted on 03/21/2009 12:55:01 AM PDT by hope (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Do you create a new ping list for every storm? LOL.

I love your updates! Keep me on, please!


7 posted on 03/21/2009 1:09:41 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The solar minima continues, with a steady increase in Very High Energy Cosmic Rays the varies in an inverse proportion with solar maxima. In 2006 the experts predicted, at the latest, a sharp rise in a stronger than normal, but not necessarily the strongest, Solar Max beginning certainly no later than March 2008.

Aside from the occasional burp of Cycle 24 (and last month a weak, transitory spot of Cycle 23 polarity and locale) this is now long been officially the most protracted solar minimum of the 20th century.

All bets are off on the strength, the onset, the Maunder Minimum, whatever, that should eventually be the sudden sharp rise in solar activity....someday.

Great chart, also courtesy of SpaceWeather.com, HERE.

Make sure the you check the date spread... very enlightening...

8 posted on 03/21/2009 3:38:25 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

CALIFORNIALATE

I see they’ve renamed California to reflect it’s new status as in “The Late Great Golden State”.


9 posted on 03/21/2009 4:07:06 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: calcowgirl; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don’t you guys ever sleep! LOL


10 posted on 03/21/2009 5:19:54 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: calcowgirl
Well it works out that way,...I keep changing my system ...running Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6 with many updates and special repositories...if that makes sense.....

But I like it and am plotting my next move....

Am about to reboot and try it with the integrated graphic on the ASUS motherboard,....would save me buying a graphic card...the one I have is a little old.

11 posted on 03/21/2009 7:29:10 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: saganite
A PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY

You must have dropped the space character on your end.

12 posted on 03/21/2009 7:36:26 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: kellynla

I try to get 3 or 4 hrs sleep at a time...7 is better of course.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 7:37:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Prospero
Thanks...

Speaking of the Sun ...see this thread:

Hotter than the sun - Researchers directly observe Alfvén waves, which keep the corona sizzling

14 posted on 03/21/2009 7:43:25 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Prospero
Well since the Sun is a driver of weather this isn't too far off the Topic...Just googled Alfvén waves and turned this news item up:

Giant solar waves spew more energy than 10 bn atom bombs

15 posted on 03/21/2009 7:48:12 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: calcowgirl; kellynla
See this amazing image of the Sun's surface:

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click here

16 posted on 03/21/2009 8:23:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I heard you were hanging upside down up there...LOL


17 posted on 03/21/2009 9:40:13 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...running Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6

Ahhhh... the Jaunty Jackelope, eh? (I have no idea what that is, lol).

I'm so glad there are people like you to try out all this new stuff and help them get the bugs out before tech-challenged folks like me buy them at half-price. Thank you! ((grin))

18 posted on 03/21/2009 11:01:04 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nope. I copied and pasted that off the main page, mot the header off the actual post. They’re different. Like I said, “The Late Great Golden State”. ;^)


19 posted on 03/21/2009 11:02:14 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow! Nice pic!

And *very* cool website!


20 posted on 03/21/2009 11:04:34 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Snow level to 4500 feet? I was going to plant some flowers tomorrow...

Of course, it did snow over Memorial Day Weekend last year.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT by socal_parrot (There's got to be a morning after.)
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To: socal_parrot
4500 is rarified air...I am 25 ft I think....

Of course I spent much time in Santa Fe ....which is 7000+

22 posted on 03/21/2009 11:33:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: All
Evening update from the NWS:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
559 PM PDT SAT MAR 21 2009

..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM PDT MONDAY..

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WITH STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH DEVELOPING BY MIDDAY... ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COASTLINE.

23 posted on 03/21/2009 9:16:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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