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CA: Storm pounds Southland, flooding streets and homes
Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | 7:27 p.m. | Paloma Esquivel, My-Thuan Tran and Jeff Gottlieb

Posted on 01/19/2010 10:14:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach


A Huntington Beach police officer checks out an SUV that winds blew onto its side in the parking lot of Peter's Landing Marina in Huntington Harbour. No one was in the vehicle when it tipped over. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times / January 19, 2010)

The second of four rainstorms forecast for Southern California pummeled the coast this afternoon, with gale-force winds and at least one tornado lifting boats in Orange County 30 to 50 feet, causing serious flooding across the region and promoting a new round of evacuations.

But forecasters said the worst is yet to come, in the form of a stronger, colder storm set to hit the L.A. area Wednesday evening. Authorities plan to evacuate 489 homes in the mudslide-prone foothill areas including La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday morning in advance of the storm. Those evacuations are expected to remain in place until Monday.

"With the first two storms, we got lucky," said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. "Wednesday could be horrendous. Monday we got the right jab. Tuesday we got the left jab. Wednesday we could get the haymaker to the chin."

Two fatalities have been blamed on the series of storms so far. An El Cajon woman was fatally crushed this afternoon when the passing storm uprooted a tree, which fell on her. On Monday night, a 100-foot tree crashed to the ground, crushing a Frazier Park man and his home.

Today's storm was brief and intense, pummeling coastal areas with hail, ice, thunder, lightning and powerful winds for about two hours before giving way to sunshine and rainbows.

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


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1 posted on 01/19/2010 10:14:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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fyi


2 posted on 01/19/2010 10:16:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Getting some wind and some very light rain.

Cloud cover moving in.


3 posted on 01/19/2010 10:18:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Here are some local pics of flooding.
4 posted on 01/19/2010 10:25:25 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Darn SUV’s are dangerous even when they’re not moving.


5 posted on 01/19/2010 10:27:16 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (Pelosi is a wretched, communist, b!#*&)
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To: Yaelle

Wow, I didn’t know there was that much flooding in the LA area. We’ve only had about 2.6” of rain for the week were I live in San Luis Obispo county. We had wind gusts of 57 MPH yesterday.


6 posted on 01/19/2010 10:40:05 PM PST by DB
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We are getting slammed out here in the high desert of Riverside County. The temp is dropping, projected 35 tonight, could even get snow flurries. Our elevation isn’t that high only 4000 ft.
Long Beach looks bad, the pictures I saw on the news show lots of flooding.


7 posted on 01/19/2010 10:47:50 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; BurbankKarl; NormsRevenge

The KFI reporter talking to Conway said that officials have a panic stricken look to them, regarding tomorrow’s rain and the mandatory evacs ordered for Acton, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Glendale.

http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/23504/

Y’all don’t Twitter, do ya


8 posted on 01/19/2010 11:05:22 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: svcw

There was snow this afternoon on the west side of Antelope Valley (around 3 o’clock) and we’re only at 2600’

Stay safe out there!


9 posted on 01/19/2010 11:06:39 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The rain has slacked off here on the sandy beaches mud banks of Humboldt Bay and the temp in down to... well actually it has come up a bit.It was 43 earlier and now it is 47 and that never happens. There are still cells over Cape Medocino and headed this way...
10 posted on 01/19/2010 11:08:09 PM PST by tubebender
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http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/059.html#SPE

Whoever wrote the 9:13 p.m. needs to go back to freshman year composition.


11 posted on 01/19/2010 11:15:33 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

I’m too old for that kid stuff.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 11:21:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: lainie
officials have a panic stricken look to them

I can understand why...today was going to be a weak storm....zow-wie...it was anything but weak.

13 posted on 01/19/2010 11:26:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Yaelle

Good photos,...thanks.


14 posted on 01/19/2010 11:27:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My folks said a small tornado touched down in Goleta yesterday morning - just knocked over some fences and trees.


15 posted on 01/19/2010 11:34:10 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He said they were trying to put across that a mandatory evac order during a fire is bad enough. Now they mean seriously, gtho of your house tomorrow morning, we’re not foolin’. This ain’t no joke.


16 posted on 01/19/2010 11:36:44 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.keyt.com/news/local/82085547.html


17 posted on 01/19/2010 11:37:34 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Thanks ...that looks real.


18 posted on 01/19/2010 11:48:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: lainie
We have escaped any serious mud slides....so far...

But the soil has been primed and is ready to move ...won't take that much .

19 posted on 01/19/2010 11:50:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Stay safe....

Nite all!


20 posted on 01/19/2010 11:51:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Wow... didn’t know about a tornado in Goleta! Daughter lives in Santa Barbara area...
Light rain right now in Eagle Rock.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 3:41:37 AM PST by pollywog (Romans 8:28)
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To: lainie

I thought they were evacuating the entire town of Acton...but it seems to me they are talking about the houses East of the wash.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 10:07:55 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
a couple more punches coming.. what moved thru here this morning was expected to be the worst.. it rained real good here. close to 2 inches in 24 hours, it has finally started to lighten a bit.. I drained the pool a few inches. it was close to goin' over..


23 posted on 01/20/2010 11:35:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: lainie

lol.. I setup twitter and have never used it since.

Good luck down there. That is a lot of rain..


24 posted on 01/20/2010 11:38:04 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender
Looking at that map looks like that center is up tubebender's way...wonder if he is using his Scuba gear?

Cloudy down here and I hear some wind howling a bit...

25 posted on 01/20/2010 11:58:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: svcw

What are you getting out that way this late morning.?


26 posted on 01/20/2010 11:59:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
By the way I am pretty close to that SUV in Huntington Harbor/Sunset Beach...just a quick drive down there a....amile or two.

That cell might have passed right over my head .

27 posted on 01/20/2010 12:02:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
May have to invest in a couple of these.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 12:03:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Link to animation of local Radar:

AccuWeather.com Radar Center Los Angeles

Looks like rain will happen shortly...but Lainie will see it heavier than us.

29 posted on 01/20/2010 12:08:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
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Edwards/Victorville Radar Animation

30 posted on 01/20/2010 12:19:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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LAX

31 posted on 01/20/2010 12:23:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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And :

Bakersfield, CA - Rain, some heavy, and...

32 posted on 01/20/2010 12:33:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Regarding the rest of the week for California:

Storm #3 and a #4....will drop snow level to 2500 ft

33 posted on 01/20/2010 12:35:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge

It has stopped raining for the moment but we know that is just a trick to lure us out to lament a soggy garden and when we’re not looking it pours on us again. We have had 2.9” in the 72 hours ending at 7AM and another .3” since and it is ominously black across Humboldt Bay to the west. We are still about 1.5” short of normal yearly rainfall...


35 posted on 01/20/2010 1:22:49 PM PST by tubebender
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge; BurbankKarl

really? nah.. those yellows and reds always break up trying to get over the mountains and/or through the ... Escondido? pass. Whatever the 14 goes through.

Twitterers are saying the Station Fire burn area is to expect severe weather at 2:30 PM PST

I-5 at the Grapevine is now closed.


36 posted on 01/20/2010 1:30:35 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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I heard a broadcast go out on LA County Fire saying the same thing...strong band of showers at 230pm in Station Fire burn area...


37 posted on 01/20/2010 1:39:14 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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now they cancelled 230pm and issued 500pm....

they are looking at some type of weather box.....so....they are guessing..

maybe they hired Ontario Weather Service dude...


38 posted on 01/20/2010 1:44:36 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach

1.6 last 24 hours, grand total since sunday.. 4.3 or so..

the area we live in is usually the lowest or gets the least rainfall so we done good so far..


39 posted on 01/20/2010 1:45:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We are getting some lighting, wind wind and more wind and the skys are black but no rain. The temp is dropping, the hills around us are covered in snow.
How about you?


40 posted on 01/20/2010 1:57:43 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: NormsRevenge

Burbank Airport has had a rough day...

first two Southwest 737s hit by lightening, now a plane icing up and circling around to melt it off.


41 posted on 01/20/2010 1:57:49 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: NormsRevenge

I know that is pretty wet for your area. My sister in FResno doesn’t even own a rain gauge...


42 posted on 01/20/2010 1:59:16 PM PST by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach; happydogx2; SouthTexas
Big news here!!! The Vast Bender Estate could soon be Lake Front Property. This little puddle is about a 1/4 of a mile ESE of us and the drainage is just below us...
43 posted on 01/20/2010 2:21:17 PM PST by tubebender
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To: tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach

I got a bumper crop of weeds but now the wind and rain has knocked ‘em all down. I need a rent a goat.

Emergency Alert

local warning.. Tornado warning

Santa Clara County ‘til 230 PM down Morgan Hill way, south of San Jose.

hail, heavy rain activity, band of thunderstorms passing thru


44 posted on 01/20/2010 2:24:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Damn, Looks like Soggy City Estates at this rate. your forecast looks wet too.


45 posted on 01/20/2010 2:26:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another possible waterspout heading for Hermosa Beach.


46 posted on 01/20/2010 2:27:46 PM PST by halo66
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To: tubebender

Be thankful you don’t live in Oregon. The State would declare it “wetlands” and you wouldn’t be able to go near it. On second thought, are there any delta smelt in there?


47 posted on 01/20/2010 3:05:25 PM PST by happydogx2 (Old memories are, well, old. It's better to make new ones then re-live the past.)
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Getting heavy rain now...very steady!


48 posted on 01/20/2010 3:52:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The WeatherMatrix Blog
Jesse Ferrell

I just checked the stats on the California storm so far this week and the highest wind and wave readings were not affected yesterday or today. Obviously the big story yesterday was the tornadoes; today it is the snow, with several ski resorts reporting in with more than 4 feet of snow already. The breakdown is shown below. But the big story the next few days will be storm surge (which is rare there) and low pressure (it'll probably make your ears pop).

The lowest pressure ever measured in the state is 28.85" Hg according to Chris Burt, author of Extreme Weather. As of this hour, the pressure is already 28.92" at Crescent City in the northernmost part of the state (and 28.88 on the Oregon coast). But tomorrow night is when the big storm swings in further south, and if you believe the NMM forecast model, it will be 28.80" on the central coast, breaking the all-time record (in other words, a stronger storm has not hit the state in recorded history!).

Click the pic to see more records.

49 posted on 01/20/2010 4:11:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Ugh....

Rain let up for a bit,...but just started up heavily with wind....

50 posted on 01/20/2010 4:20:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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