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Special Weather Statement for Orange County Coastal Areas, CA
Weather.com ^ | 12:53 pm PST, Wed., Nov. 17, 2010 | NWS

Posted on 11/18/2010 10:59:09 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

... STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA LATE FRIDAY INTO MONDAY...

A LARGE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL MOVE OVER SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AND A COUPLE OF IMPULSES WILL MOVE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE FIRST IMPULSE ROTATING AROUND THE MAIN TROUGH WILL MOVE THROUGH ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL LIKELY BRING RAIN... POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. A SECOND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COULD ENHANCE PRECIPITATION AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY.

THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING MUCH COLDER WEATHER WITH LOCAL GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS SATURDAY... BUT THERE WILL BE BREEZY CONDITIONS AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AS WELL. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START OUT HIGH... ABOVE 7000 FEET... AND THEN LOWER TO ABOUT 5000 FEET NORTH AND 5500 FEET SOUTH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

PRELIMINARY RAINFALL ESTIMATES THROUGH MONDAY RANGE FROM ABOUT A HALF AN INCH TO AN INCH WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS... WITH ONE TO THREE INCHES ON THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES. THERE COULD BE ABOUT A QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THE HIGH DESERTS AND A COUPLE TENTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THE LOWER DESERTS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY REACH ABOUT 6 TO 12 INCHES ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS WITH A FEW INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS.

THE RAIN WILL MAKE ROADS SLICK AND MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION. THERE COULD BE FLOODING OF POORLY DRAINED LOW LYING AREAS AND POSSIBLE MUD SLIDES IN AND BELOW STEEP TERRAIN AND RECENTLY BURNED AREAS. FOG... AND EVENTUALLY LOCAL SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY IN THE MOUNTAINS AT TIMES.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: socal; stormwatch
The Big news is SNOW for the Mountains around the LA Basin.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 10:59:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

IB4SNOW.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 11:00:14 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; lainie; A CA Guy; pollywog; Yaelle; BurbankKarl; bd476; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; ..

fyi


3 posted on 11/18/2010 11:00:25 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: the invisib1e hand

My roses are still blooming.


4 posted on 11/18/2010 11:01:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“It never rains in California!”


5 posted on 11/18/2010 11:02:10 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

When it pours, man it pours.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 11:02:50 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

looks like we get a good dose up here too.. need to get some more wood.. likely to be real cool and wet.. and snowy up at higher elevations

South Bay weather: Cold, wet weekend expected, snow on mountaintops
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16647113

Bring It ON!!!


7 posted on 11/18/2010 11:04:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I realize that my only thoughts should be for the safety and comfort of the people in the path of this storm. But there’s another part of me who lives in the Alaska interior which looks at this report, smiles a little, and thinks, “Wow, it’s still summertime weather down there.”

Anyway, be well and God bless.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 11:05:05 AM PST by redpoll
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To: Uncle Miltie
Except when the pineapple express is delivering copious amounts of tropical precipitation.
9 posted on 11/18/2010 11:05:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gosh, I hope the illegals and minorities are not hit too hard. If they are, then Boxer
and friends will ask nicely that you work harder to keep them happy.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 11:07:05 AM PST by soycd
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
puffy clouds and cold fronts coming soon


11 posted on 11/18/2010 11:07:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: redpoll
Got to visit up there sometime....when you have summer .

Did that happen this year?

12 posted on 11/18/2010 11:08:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the map!


13 posted on 11/18/2010 11:09:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

>>>Got to visit up there sometime....when you have summer .

Did that happen this year?<<<

LOL. Yeah, it was on a Tuesday. About 2 p.m. Good thing there was a cold beer in the fridge at the time.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 11:11:34 AM PST by redpoll
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reminds me of the joke I heard when I lived in SoCal...

What are the four seasons in California?

Flood, Mudslide, Fire, and Earthquake Season.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 11:12:39 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bout time!.....


16 posted on 11/18/2010 11:16:26 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, that reddish splotch just to the west of Las Vegas has to go...shoo...shoo...away with ya....


17 posted on 11/18/2010 11:17:29 AM PST by LasVegasMac (What's up with the towel on the head? - 'Ima Target')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rain is good.

We need it.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 11:18:49 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Get ready Denver!.....cause what hits us is gonna hit you twice as hard. To bad the monday night game was not in Denver!


19 posted on 11/18/2010 11:19:21 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Southern California. 1 - 3 inches of rain = STORM WARNING!

Used to crack me up when I lived in Folsom. If there was a steady drizzle all the TV news channels would be on continuous “storm coverage”.


20 posted on 11/18/2010 11:23:00 AM PST by glorgau
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To: glorgau

It’s really stupid! During the last puny storm they sent newsroom buffoons out to find out how the people were dealing with the “storm”.....Honest to God, One guy said, I’m wearing a jacket and have an umbrella in the car....

NOW THAT’S a real storm watch report!


21 posted on 11/18/2010 11:49:01 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: glorgau

They do that here in the Bay Area to this day,,, its pathetic and humorous at the same time.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 11:55:33 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

And they always stand in the gutters to show the runoff and how serious it is!


23 posted on 11/18/2010 12:15:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I enjoyed a green lawn until Christmas one year. At 6 PM on Christmas, I saw "thunder snow" for the first time. Lightning, thunder, high winds, then 12 inches of snow in about 45 minutes. The first layer arrived as jaw breaker size balls of snow. As the store progressed, it became more like granulated sugar. There was almost two feet accumulated by 9 PM. The snow plow operators were sitting in their plows and unable to go anywhere until after 9 PM. Zero visibility white out. It's different in Pocatello :-)
24 posted on 11/18/2010 12:20:11 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

>>>I enjoyed a green lawn until Christmas one year. At 6 PM on Christmas, I saw “thunder snow” for the first time. Lightning, thunder, high winds, then 12 inches of snow in about 45 minutes. The first layer arrived as jaw breaker size balls of snow. As the store progressed, it became more like granulated sugar. There was almost two feet accumulated by 9 PM. The snow plow operators were sitting in their plows and unable to go anywhere until after 9 PM. Zero visibility white out. It’s different in Pocatello :-)<<<

Just as an aside - what’s the retirement situation down there like? My wife and I are looking at Idaho as one of the places to retire to... green grass on Christmas sounds nice... and I’ll bet the snow was all melted within two weeks.

Take my word for it - after living up here next to the treeline in Alaska, no place will ever seem cold.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 12:39:40 PM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll
The cost of living is low. Real estate has held value over the past 10 years. The coldest time tends to be the first week of December. Annual liquid precipitation is about 17 inches. Four of those inches fall as 40 inches of snow. The norm is small snow falls for 3 to 6 inches. One or two "whoppers" with a foot or more. My city streets are plowed to clean asphalt by 7 AM most of the time. Snow that falls by Thanksgiving is usually on the ground through mid-January.

The caveat is that the median income is $30K and job opportunities reflect that reality. Lots of service jobs (retail, restaurant, city government). The decent paying jobs at the Idaho National Labs put you into a bus riding exercise at 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM to reach the site.

If you like Alpine or cross country skiing, you can do that within a 15 mile drive from town. Fishing, mountain biking, hiking is great in the local area. Sand dunes (450 square miles) at St Anthony. Yellowstone National Park is 150 miles from my house. Higher end skiing is available at Sun Valley, Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole. Just a little more driving.

26 posted on 11/18/2010 1:26:06 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Wow! Sounds like Bush Alaska, except there’s probably a WalMart nearby, a road to drive on, and decent weather. I like the idea of a low cost of living on a retirement income, too. I’ll bet my garden will be spectacular. Thanks!


27 posted on 11/18/2010 2:42:45 PM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll
Have a Super Walmart, Fred Meyers, Albertsons, Sears, K-Mart, JC Penney, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday, Chili's, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, Golden Corral, Wells Fargo, B of A, Red Lobster, Denny's. Right at the intersection of I-15/I-86. The airport is 7 miles west of town. Free parking. SkyWest to SLC, then anywhere you want. More good shopping 53 miles north in Idaho Falls, but lots more traffic. The airport in IF has more airline services. Pokey has Idaho State University. Lots of college kids Sept to June. Plenty of nice rural property available as well. Depends on what you like best.

Relatively low density population with most of the amenities.

28 posted on 11/18/2010 3:46:28 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

THANKS FOR THE WARNING...I’LL HAVE TO MAKE SURE TO ROLL UP THE...CAR WINDOWS TONIGHT...AND TAKE THE DOGS OUT FOR A LONG WALK...TONIGHT...BECAUSE THEY WILL BE LOONY...BY MONDAY.

I APPRECIATE THIS. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

(heh)

:) Why in the HECK do they have to do the caps thing? And Ernest, you know I’m messing with you....


29 posted on 11/18/2010 7:14:04 PM PST by Bradĺs Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Well,...the NWS is still working with Teltypes I guess....they only have Caps.

How you been?

30 posted on 11/18/2010 8:31:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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