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CA: FLOOD WATCH ( Feb Storm heading to Southern California , Baja California )
Accuweather ^ | 400 AM PST TUE FEB 9 2010 | NWS

Posted on 02/09/2010 12:26:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ORANGE COUNTY...THE INLAND EMPIRE...AND
THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS BELOW 5000 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT...

.A COLD...COMPACT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK SOUTHWARD JUST OFF
THE CALIFORNIA COAST TODAY...MOVING INLAND ACROSS NORTHERN BAJA
TONIGHT. THIS WILL BRING PERIODS OF LOCALLY MODERATE PRECIPITATION
THROUGH TONIGHT WITH PERIODS OF HIGH INTENSITY RAINFALL FROM
THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVIER SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TONIGHT.

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PERIODS OF MODERATE RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT ON TOP OF SOIL NEARLY SATURATED FROM RECENT RAINFALL. PERIODS OF HIGH INTENSITY RAINFALL LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT FROM THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVIER SHOWERS COULD INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.

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


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

1 posted on 02/09/2010 12:26:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: kellynla; A CA Guy; NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; lainie; pollywog; BurbankKarl; bd476; ...

fyi


2 posted on 02/09/2010 12:27:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

getting thunderstorms through the mudslide area right now!! At least we are here, and the radar shows it worse there!


3 posted on 02/09/2010 12:31:11 PM PST by pollywog
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We’re smack dab in the middle of swirls of lows sliding down the coast. Good luck!

It’s supposed to be spurty with sun for a day or two..


4 posted on 02/09/2010 12:31:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Right now the lightning and thunder is cracking all around us with downpours! Where exactly are you again Norm?

If it pours like this much more, the people in the mudslide area are going to have some more damage!


5 posted on 02/09/2010 12:38:36 PM PST by pollywog
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sounds like Santa Anita might be in for some more cancellations.

ML/NJ

6 posted on 02/09/2010 12:38:48 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: pollywog

San Jose. we are getting the light end of these lows ,, you folks are getting the whip end of the fronts..


7 posted on 02/09/2010 12:40:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: pollywog

Is Ca. still considered in a state of drought after the precipitation so far this winter?


8 posted on 02/09/2010 12:43:11 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

accuweather is locked up, but we are supposed to get snow in the high desert tonight.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 12:43:34 PM PST by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: pollywog
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Cars are washed up on the side of a road as heavy rains cause mudslides in La Canada Flintridge, California February 6, 2010. Authorities worked to clear the mud-choked streets and ordered some 500 homes evacuated because more heavy rain was expected on Saturday afternoon and the hillsides remained dangerously unstable. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

10 posted on 02/09/2010 12:45:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Currently snowing fairly heavy in Lake Arrowhead at about 5,500 feet.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 12:47:03 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: tflabo

Check out this site. The data is already a week old, so I suspect that the already improving conditions in Southern California will be further alleviated.

http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

It’s also interesting to note that the drought that had plagued Georgia for several years (and which had become the poster boy for the “global warming” alarmists) has completely dissipated. Overall, the US is in pretty good shape in terms of soil moisture.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 12:49:18 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m currently in the affected area (SB/RIV co) and it is overcast and gray but no rain so far today and no smell of rain on the wind. So, we will see.


13 posted on 02/09/2010 12:50:25 PM PST by reaganaut (It's futile to talk facts to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance)
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To: socal_parrot

I figured you would be getting snow parrot!!
We will still be declared a drought! You watch! Those that control the data will change it to fit their desired results, $$$$$$.


14 posted on 02/09/2010 12:50:55 PM PST by pollywog
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To: tflabo

A perpetual drought of sanity maybe.

Seriously, they probably won’t say until towards the end of the winter after they measure the snowpack.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 12:51:07 PM PST by SZonian (I see people who claim they are victims of "hatred" and say we are "irrelevant".)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You Know You're from Southern California When.....

It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH".

people overreact including myself but nothing drastic ever happens thankfully

16 posted on 02/09/2010 12:56:38 PM PST by lmarie373 ("Im a light skinned mexican-american with no mexican dialect ")
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To: reaganaut

I can tell you that it will be coming!


17 posted on 02/09/2010 1:00:03 PM PST by pollywog
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To: lmarie373

Well I would think though that it is important to warn people especially where the fires have been so severe. I agree there is a lot of hype, but can you imagine having the damage we had last weekend without a word of warning?


18 posted on 02/09/2010 1:06:37 PM PST by pollywog
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To: pollywog

I think the regions that should be warned and take action are the burn areas,other places arent exactly prone to any real damage. This is not a big storm,either,like we had two weeks ago.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 1:13:06 PM PST by lmarie373 ("Im a light skinned mexican-american with no mexican dialect ")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s weird how these low pressure centers are going south toward CA, moving east, and then north toward the District of Criminals. Let it rain, let snow, let them have it!


20 posted on 02/09/2010 1:15:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: lmarie373

It really belted through here last hour, with major downpour. However my dear friend in Fullerton is in partial sun! So yes, you are right. Very spotty..


21 posted on 02/09/2010 1:20:35 PM PST by pollywog
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To: socal_parrot

Thanks for the report...


22 posted on 02/09/2010 1:30:57 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: lmarie373; pollywog; NormsRevenge; lainie; BurbankKarl; bd476
This wouldn't be much....except the vegatative was burned off of the mountain sides and the previous rains soaked the soil so that they are now ...well here is the story:

Evacuations ordered for hillside neighborhoods in L.A. County

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February 8, 2010 | 10:38 pm

Los Angeles County authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders Monday night for more than 500 residences in mudslide-prone areas in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Acton.

The residences must be evacuated by 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's deputies were notifying residents Monday night in affected neighborhoods.

A complete list of all addresses to be evacuated can be found on the Web page of the County Department of Public Works.

Evacuation centers will be set up at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose, and the Acton Community Center at 3748 Nickels Ave. in Action, authorities said.

Some residents in La Cañada Flintridge, where mud flows damaged dozens of homes Saturday, have questioned whether the county's warning system worked sufficiently.

23 posted on 02/09/2010 1:35:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: lmarie373

See my update....at #23


24 posted on 02/09/2010 1:37:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Has PCH flooded at the Bolsa Chica wetlands yet?


25 posted on 02/09/2010 1:41:55 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot

Can’t say positively,...but I doubt it as it hasn’t rained here yet today..and it is getting dark so it will be here in a bit it appears.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 1:52:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

another heavy rain here again... LOTS of thunder and lightning here in Eagle Rock , about 8 mins away from the mudslide area!


27 posted on 02/09/2010 2:26:47 PM PST by pollywog
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To: pollywog

Getting some medium heavy rain down here for the last 20, 30 minutes.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 4:03:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: pollywog

Listening to KFI...said there is currently no problem in that area or out here in the Orange County burn area.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 4:05:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That is AMAZING that they haven’t had any more slides. We have had steady rain in Eagle Rock for two or three hours and LOTS of thunder/lightning.


30 posted on 02/09/2010 4:25:32 PM PST by pollywog
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To: pollywog

I am listening to KFI and not hearing of any problems...that I recognize.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 5:19:26 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: ml/nj
Sounds like Santa Anita might be in for some more cancellations.'

Several years ago, my longish commute from Santa Monica to Monrovia would take me by Santa Anita. I HATED racing season, as the traffic on the 210 just f*cked things up for me all the more.

32 posted on 02/09/2010 5:28:41 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia
Hard to believe. They don't really get much attendance anymore.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 02/09/2010 5:34:03 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
Hard to believe. They don't really get much attendance anymore

They sure as hell did in the early eighties! I'd head east out of Pasadena and the agony would begin...

34 posted on 02/09/2010 5:54:39 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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