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Tornado warning issued for parts of L.A. as big storm moves in
Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 19, 2010 | Paloma Esquivel, Cathleen Decker,Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankstein,Tony Barboza

Posted on 01/19/2010 1:25:41 PM PST by Beaten Valve

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the South Los Angeles, Long Beach and Whittier areas as a powerful new storm moves ashore.

The warning is expected to be in place for at least 45 minutes.

Radar shows heavy rain falling in Long Beach, with the storm moving in at 35 mph to the northeast. There were also reports of thunder and lightning across the region.

Forecasters said the storm was capable of producing a tornado, but there was no evidence at this time that any tornadoes have developed on land.

[Updated at 1:03 p.m.: The tornado warning was extended to Orange County. In Seal Beach, officials were urging people to get off the beach. In San Pedro, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported major street flooding in area near the harbor and ocean.

In East Long Beach, flood waters rose above some street and were filling the grass areas in front of some homes. There were reports of power outages, though exactly how widespread is not clear.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department is checking a report that a car driving on Pacific Coast Highway might have been damaged by the storm, but officials have not confirmed this.

Huntington Beach lifeguards said no waterspouts—or offshore tornadoes—have been spotted. The beaches were mostly empty while waves surged, lightning struck and wind reached gusts of 52 miles per hour, said Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Mike Beuerlein.

Newport Beach was seeing wind gusts of over 72 miles per hour and has closed jetties due to high surf, but has seen no tornadoes or waterspouts, said Jennifer Schulz of the Newport Beach Fire Dept.]

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KEYWORDS: losangeles; socal; stationfire; stormwatch; tornado; weather
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Man, another bad day for us Southern Californians. A tornado just flipped a car over in Seal Beach.

And this isn't even the worst of it.

The biggest storm is expected in tomorrow morning....

1 posted on 01/19/2010 1:25:42 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Does this have something to do with Hell freezing over and the MA elections? :)


2 posted on 01/19/2010 1:29:00 PM PST by ezfindit (ConservativeDatingSite.com - The Right Place for Conservative Singles)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m a native Californian. I don’t EVER recall the word “tornado” being uttered in the same sentence as “California”.

The world’s gone mad.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 1:29:09 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: Beaten Valve; lainie; Yaelle; pollywog; tajgirvan

I view the rain as a blessing. It is pouring down really hard in West L.A. This is only storm #2 and storm #3 supposed to be “the big one.” People just need to be prepared and protected. I think sandbags can be obtained at fire stations...?? I sympathize with people in hilly areas though, with landslides likely due to the prolonged dryness....


4 posted on 01/19/2010 1:29:38 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: Beaten Valve

Somebody build an ark!


5 posted on 01/19/2010 1:31:08 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m “downstream” from you in Phoenix. We’re looking to your storm with hopeful eyes.


6 posted on 01/19/2010 1:32:03 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Channels 5, 7, 9 & 11 are all on the air with LIVE coverage.

I heard one guy on KFI say that people should stock up with provisions for the next couple of days.

I’m at LAX.


7 posted on 01/19/2010 1:32:52 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

El Nino to continue into 2010!

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=31803


8 posted on 01/19/2010 1:32:53 PM PST by handy old one (If you play in nature be prepared to be played with by nature!)
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To: La Enchiladita

LaDita!!!! be careful there, young lady!


9 posted on 01/19/2010 1:32:55 PM PST by sofaman ( "Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. " Golda Meir)
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To: Beaten Valve
OBAMA'S FAULT
10 posted on 01/19/2010 1:32:59 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Save us Obama wan Kenobi!

This is just like Katrina!

OBAMA, DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

sarc/

11 posted on 01/19/2010 1:33:34 PM PST by atc23
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To: SandyInSeattle
The world’s gone mad.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 1:34:20 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: SandyInSeattle

Are you kidding? I’ve gone tornado hunting on more than a few occassions here in Northern CA. While not as common as in the Tornado Belt (or North Dakota - where I lived for five years), they do happen in CA.


13 posted on 01/19/2010 1:35:14 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Tornados have been reported in all 57 states.


14 posted on 01/19/2010 1:35:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Beaten Valve

15 posted on 01/19/2010 1:35:40 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Social Justice is the goal of all liberal legislation.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


16 posted on 01/19/2010 1:36:17 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Beaten Valve

Global Warming is alive and well, and living in South Central.


17 posted on 01/19/2010 1:36:43 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Beaten Valve

While riding my motorcycle I got caught in a thunderstorm that spawned a tornado here in northern california a few years ago. All I got was hailed on, and lightning struck a telephone pole right in front of me, but a car down the road was thrown into a ditch. Yikes! I never saw the thing, just the results.


18 posted on 01/19/2010 1:36:48 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Graybeard58
BUSH'S FAULT.
19 posted on 01/19/2010 1:37:33 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: sofaman

Thanks, sofaman!! Nice to see you:) I wish I could videotape this rain for you, coming down so hard it’s like a sheet of water. Wow.


20 posted on 01/19/2010 1:37:37 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: SoldierDad

Nope, not kidding. I lived there for over 40 years and never heard of a tornado in CA.


21 posted on 01/19/2010 1:37:53 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Was in LA during the 84 El Nino. IIRC, there were tornados and golf ball sized hail. Another lifetime. Rained so hard the floors where I was shook.


22 posted on 01/19/2010 1:38:24 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I saw it! I’m in it .. visiting in Newport Beach. It’s nasty out there.


23 posted on 01/19/2010 1:39:16 PM PST by sofaman ( "Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. " Golda Meir)
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To: sofaman

Live feed from FOX 11 Los Angeles:

http://media.myfoxla.com/live/


24 posted on 01/19/2010 1:39:57 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

I live in Tn., but spent 26 yrs in Whittier. Do you have any info.


25 posted on 01/19/2010 1:40:02 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: Beaten Valve
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26 posted on 01/19/2010 1:40:10 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: combat_boots

Now, I do remember that one. It hit SoCal during lunch one day; by the time we got back to the base at El Toro it was pouring sheets of rain and hail. By the time we were due to get off work, every road off the base was flooded.

Maybe I just haven’t been paying attention.


27 posted on 01/19/2010 1:40:22 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: combat_boots

March ‘83 F2 Tornado struck downtown LA and injured 30 people. I was in the 5th grade and remember it like it was yesterday. This was the event that made me a storm chaser! LOL!


28 posted on 01/19/2010 1:41:16 PM PST by halo66
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To: Beaten Valve

As an east coast transplant now living in the San Fernando Valley, I alway got a chuckle when a 1/16” of rain is the first 15 minutes of the local news report. I have to say however that is not the case this time. It flat out poured here today!


29 posted on 01/19/2010 1:43:24 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Beaten Valve

Live feed from Channel 9 Los Angeles:

http://cbs2.com/kcal


30 posted on 01/19/2010 1:43:39 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Wow, I knew CA had four seasons- flood, fire, earthquake and mudslides. Now they are having tornadoes?? When I lived there, residents always proudly boasted, “At least we don’t have tornadoes!”


31 posted on 01/19/2010 1:44:44 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Beaten Valve

thanks, I have KCAL on right now


32 posted on 01/19/2010 1:45:10 PM PST by sofaman ( "Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. " Golda Meir)
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To: SandyInSeattle; halo66

Well, that’s OK. I hear the memory goes 1st. ;>

(Now that was a joke. I must be in a fairly good mood. Remember this moment. It may not come again for a while.)


33 posted on 01/19/2010 1:47:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Beaten Valve
A tornado just flipped a car over in Seal Beach.

Damn I am close to that...but I think it is over for my locale...sky is getting lighter....

34 posted on 01/19/2010 1:47:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: combat_boots

LOL!

Seriously, stay safe down there. El Nino means our weather mellows out, but yours gets unruly.


35 posted on 01/19/2010 1:50:46 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: combat_boots

LOL! Sorry...I know storm statistics like many know sports statistics.


36 posted on 01/19/2010 1:51:17 PM PST by halo66
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To: sofaman

You picked a good time to come up here and, hey, Newport Beach: now that’s ritzy. LOL. Rain slacked off a few minutes ago and now, there is even blue sky up there. What a dramatic storm.


37 posted on 01/19/2010 1:52:10 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: sofaman

You picked a good time to come up here and, hey, Newport Beach: now that’s ritzy. LOL. Rain slacked off a few minutes ago and now, there is even blue sky up there. What a dramatic storm.


38 posted on 01/19/2010 1:52:36 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: Beaten Valve
I used to work in Brentwood and commute back and forth from Newhall via the Sepulveda Impasse.....rain always made it a nightmare, expecially given the inevitable closures of the Coast Highway....all those people would join my throng.

On days like this I'm happy I chucked it and moved out to the desert.

39 posted on 01/19/2010 1:53:12 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: combat_boots

Oh yeah!! That was the storm that took down the Santa Monica Pier, just tore the whole thing off.


40 posted on 01/19/2010 1:54:15 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: Beaten Valve

Another report of an earlier possible tornado in Goleta (near Santa Barbara)

RADIO STATION KCOY IN SANTA BARBARA REPORTED A SHERIFFS DEPUTY SPOTTED A POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR THE OCEAN MEADOW GOLF COURSE NEAR ISLE VISTA AROUND 1030 AM...ROOF DAMAGE (LOX)


41 posted on 01/19/2010 1:55:17 PM PST by halo66
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To: Beaten Valve

Wasn’t this made into a movie?


42 posted on 01/19/2010 1:55:29 PM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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To: La Enchiladita

Soggy hello to you La Dita...


43 posted on 01/19/2010 1:57:05 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: halo66

New tornado warning...

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
154 PM PST TUE JAN 19 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SAN CLEMENTE...MISSION VIEJO...LAGUNA
BEACH...
NORTHWESTERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...VISTA...OCEANSIDE...FALLBROOK...
ENCINITAS...CARLSBAD...

* UNTIL 230 PM PST

* AT 150 PM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO BETWEEN
CARLSBAD AND FOUNTAIN VALLEY. THE STORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AT
ABOUT 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO


44 posted on 01/19/2010 1:58:53 PM PST by halo66
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To: Reddy
Now they are having tornadoes??

Quick call Discovery Channel and have them rush the Storm Chasers out there. If they think driving in an Oklahoma corn field is hard wait until they take on LA traffic. However having your own tank could be useful in some neighborhoods.

45 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:10 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Beaten Valve

We have/had a tornado warning down here in San Diego county. For the northern part of the county, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, etc. I am down south by the border and have not heard of one down here but we have had some real heavy off and on rain and lots of wind.


46 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:18 PM PST by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The likelihood of a hurricane strength storm striking Southern California is low. Since 1900, only four tropical cyclones have brought gale-force winds to the Southwestern United States.

They are an unnamed tropical storm that made landfall near San Pedro in 1939, the remnants of Hurricane Joanne in 1972, the remnants of Hurricane Kathleen in 1976, and Hurricane Nora in 1997 which entered California as a tropical storm.

Most likely there were tornadoes, they accompany hurricanes, causing a lot of the damage.


47 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:27 PM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ Coldest winter in years.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Watch them twist and tie this into the gloBULL warming farce. That's beginning to loose traction too.
48 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:34 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: antceecee

Hello:) What’s the OC report?


49 posted on 01/19/2010 1:59:38 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Scott Brown, we are praying for you and a victorious election: American Liberty hangs in the balance)
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To: Beaten Valve
Man, another bad day for us Southern Californians. A tornado just flipped a car over in Seal Beach.

A whole car?

Call us when one rips a swath through your state taking out everything in its path.

Sorry, didn't meant to be snippy. Midwesterner here. We test our tornado sirens every Friday at 11AM.

50 posted on 01/19/2010 2:01:54 PM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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