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Storm moves ashore as (So. Calif) officials brace for mudslides, coastal flooding
Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | LA Times

Posted on 01/20/2010 1:26:50 PM PST by Beaten Valve

A powerful new storm was pushing ashore this morning as officials prepared for more mudslides and coastal flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, today's storm -- the third in as many days -- is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain in the L.A. basin and valley areas and 3 to 4 inches in foothill and mountain areas.

The brunt of the storm is supposed to hit around noon.

Officials issued a flash flood watch and thunderstorm warning for the region, forecasting sustained rainfall and fierce winds. Forecasters say the strongest drenching could occur Thursday, with up to 3 inches of rain and the possible return of tornado-like conditions.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: flooding; losangeles; mudslides; nws; storm; stormwatch; weather
Awaiting the "mother of all storms" here in Los Angeles this afternoon...
1 posted on 01/20/2010 1:26:51 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Bush and his weather machine are at it again.


2 posted on 01/20/2010 1:34:02 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Beaten Valve
"And if California slides into the ocean like the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this motel will be standing...until I pay my bill."
3 posted on 01/20/2010 1:35:10 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Bush and his weather machine are at it again.

Where the heck is Algore when you need him?

4 posted on 01/20/2010 1:36:59 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Beaten Valve
If forecasts verify...tomorrow (Thursday) could be the “most interesting storm seen in the last 20 years” per the National Weather Service. Even the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma may outline parts of California for a good shot of severe weather, including tornadoes.
5 posted on 01/20/2010 1:39:38 PM PST by halo66
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To: Beaten Valve; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Weather ping...


6 posted on 01/20/2010 1:40:23 PM PST by tubebender
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To: Beaten Valve

Rain coming down steady in West L.A. but not hard, like it did yesterday.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 1:40:40 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's morning in Massachusetts: the Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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To: Beaten Valve

More on the way!!!!

Stronger Storms Bear Down on California, Southwest
1/20/2010 12:42 PM
As the magnitude of storms increases from the Pacific Ocean, the risk to lives and property will escalate into Friday over California and neighboring states.

Not counting the latest storm bashing the Southwest Wednesday, one to two additional storms will slam ashore through Friday evening...
http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=westusnews


8 posted on 01/20/2010 1:41:23 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: La Enchiladita

FOX Ch. 11 Live Feed:

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


9 posted on 01/20/2010 1:45:38 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

“...but when it pours...man it pours.”


10 posted on 01/20/2010 1:47:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Beaten Valve

From KFI 640:

Because of snow, the Grapevine has been closed in the northern Los Angeles County area, according to the California Highway Patrol.


11 posted on 01/20/2010 1:48:52 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: tubebender; kellynla; A CA Guy; NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; lainie; pollywog; BurbankKarl; ...

Thanks.


12 posted on 01/20/2010 1:58:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Beaten Valve
Because of snow, the Grapevine has been closed in the northern Los Angeles County area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Global warming. Call Al Gore.

13 posted on 01/20/2010 2:00:16 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Beaten Valve
Adding some stuff:

FLOOD WATCH

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1222 PM PST WED JAN 20 2010

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR COAST...VALLEY...AND MOUNTAIN AREAS
BELOW 6500 FEET THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS WILL BRING MORE HEAVY
RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY AS THE LAST IN THIS SERIES OF
STORMS MOVES THROUGH SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

CAZ042-048-057-210600-
/O.CON.KSGX.FF.A.0003.000000T0000Z-100121T0600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-
1222 PM PST WED JAN 20 2010
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN BERNARDINO AND
RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE AND SANTA ANA
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

* UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING

* A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED...MAINLY DURING THE
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. LIGHTER RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE
THIS MORNING. SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TONIGHT FOLLOWING THE
WIDESPREAD HEAVIER RAINFALL. RAINFALL FOR COASTAL AREAS IS
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 1.5 INCHES WITH AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3
INCHES ON THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES. THERE IS A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH ISOLATED GREATER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE.

14 posted on 01/20/2010 2:01:57 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All

15 posted on 01/20/2010 2:03:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Beaten Valve

No offense to anyone here, but for those of us who have actually lived in the Los Angeles area for decades (’53 was my first year) — yes, this is a lot of rain in a short period of time but it is, in fact, pretty typical of our ‘winters.’ Every few years we get torrential rains lasting days or weeks, off and on for several months. It’s cyclical and always has been.

I’ve witnessed far worse than this over the decades — including back when half the L.A. City Schools closed because streets were so flooded no one could drive them. That was before the big storm drains were installed under many streets.

Massive storms of the late sixties were common, and I certainly remember massive rain and flooding of the early eighties. Hail? Yes, on occasion hail can fall just about anywhere here.

The media sensationalizes everything — “Storm Watch!!” flashes on the TV. I often think these newscasters are very young and/or new to the area or they would not get so excited.

Tornadoes? Yes, they have occasionally occurred in flat areas such as the South Bay and Orange County. Uncommon but not unheard of. Flooding and mudslides? Of course — burned out areas suffer every year and the ever-present threat to beach areas like Malibu is an annual event.

I won’t post about this again, but trust me, these storms are not unusual, just not every-year occurrences.


16 posted on 01/20/2010 2:04:00 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: CaliforniaCon

I agree with you.

But, is this the end of an El Nino pattern or some other weather pattern switch?


17 posted on 01/20/2010 2:13:34 PM PST by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Dacula

We are in the middle of a weak to moderate El Nino.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 2:15:12 PM PST by halo66
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To: Beaten Valve; BurbankKarl; NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Brad's Gramma
Mayor Teeth is out claiming that we could be looking at a La Conchita style event. Swell.

BK said (on another thread)
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...now they cancelled 230pm and issued 500pm....they are looking at some type of weather box.....so....they are guessing..

KFI has Eric Leonard on right now. He says there is an urgency in FF voices that he hasn't heard in a long time. Most people are affected with mandatory evac orders are complying. In the Tujunga area, fire engines were getting stuck on Monday -- two storms ago. They're afraid of the mountain of mud, not just the typical mud coming down in culverts off the hillsides and clogging streets & storm drains. Glendale to Sunland is expected to bear the brunt.

The 4th storm is expected tomorrow, and will be the wildest weather of the week.

KTTV meteorologist Mark Thompson to be interviewed after this break.

19 posted on 01/20/2010 2:19:25 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: CaliforniaCon

Looks to be what we’d expect on a good El Nino year....I’m quite thankful we moved to the desert and I don’t have to commute from Brentwood to Newhall anymore.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 2:20:02 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: lainie

Based on radar obs...I would bet the NWS will put out a Flash Flood Warning within the next hour or two for the Station Fire.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 2:23:36 PM PST by halo66
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To: halo66

special marine warning going out on KFI right now


22 posted on 01/20/2010 2:25:41 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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water spout off hermosa beach


23 posted on 01/20/2010 2:26:10 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: halo66

there is more to it. there is a distinct shift in the weather pattern going on now.

I have been away from weather for a while now, but the patterns we have had since late summer to now are shifting again. To me, I am thinking an early spring with a cool summer.


24 posted on 01/20/2010 2:26:14 PM PST by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Beaten Valve

We get the same storm tomorrow in Las Vegas. Leave some fun for us!


25 posted on 01/20/2010 2:55:03 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote

Don’t forget us folks in Georgia, we get tornadoes tomorrow.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 2:59:42 PM PST by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: lainie

Photos from Acton, CA

27 posted on 01/20/2010 3:05:32 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Beaten Valve

“prepared for more mudslides and coastal flooding.”

Anyone remember an old story called “The Three Little Pigs”?


28 posted on 01/20/2010 3:07:43 PM PST by Eagles2003
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To: BurbankKarl

LAPD is evacuating the Blanchard Area of the Station Fire.....


29 posted on 01/20/2010 3:19:42 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

wow. I just got back from picking up my daughter in Long Beach. I’ve never seen it rain so hard here. Many of the streets literally had two feet of water. Storm drains are overwhelmed.


30 posted on 01/20/2010 4:02:40 PM PST by catbertz
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To: catbertz

LAFD Valley IC 858.9375

req the largest dozers and skip loaders the City of LA owns for mud in the fire areas


31 posted on 01/20/2010 4:38:37 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: pollywog

Photos for todays action.


32 posted on 01/20/2010 10:29:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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