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Blustery storms heading to Northern California (gonna get ugly wet the next few days or so Alert!)
SFGate.com ^ | 12/16/10 | Kelli Zito

Posted on 12/16/2010 12:41:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge

A pair of blustery, soaking storms will stream into Northern California beginning Friday, bringing as much as 10 inches of rain south and east of the Bay Area by Christmas Day and setting up potentially difficult travel conditions for those escaping for the holidays.

Though computer weather models differ on the exact trajectory and strength of the two separate weather systems, meteorologists are bracing for sizable amounts of rain and the possibility that some rivers might overrun their banks.

"No matter how you slice it, it's going to be a significant weather event," said Rob Hartman, lead hydrologist with the National Weather Service's California-Nevada River Forecast Center. "If it comes in heavy and warm, it will be a bigger flood event. But the real wild card is the freezing level."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: blustery; heading; northerncalifornia; storms; stormwatch
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Bay Area folks, prepare for a lot of wet on and off the next week..

Snow lovers, , expect delays heading to the slopes in the Sierra next week or even this week-end.. some real potential gullywashers..

You SoCalers, enjoy the dry, yu'll get your turn later this season..

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday All!!

1 posted on 12/16/2010 12:41:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

When y’all get tired of the wet weather, please send it our way. We could sure use it down here.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 12:42:57 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It would take Noah’s Flood to clean the filth from San Frannie.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 12:43:09 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All
looks like a pineappley expresso kind of holiday lies ahead for many..

the image updates, Enjoy!


4 posted on 12/16/2010 12:43:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: tubebender

Your weather ping


5 posted on 12/16/2010 12:43:51 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why give weather reports for other countries?


6 posted on 12/16/2010 12:43:51 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the reminder - I need to go get a spare sump pump for my ridiculously wet basement.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 12:44:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

We are expecting a very wet weekend here in SoCal.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 12:46:30 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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Sierra braces for big weekend storm
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ski/detail?entry_id=79117

It’s not quite Frankenstorm, but satellite photos show that a massive stream of moisture is pointed right at the Sierra Nevada and Tahoe for the upcoming weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts that the big stuff will probably start arriving Friday morning and then ram into the mountains through the weekend and into Monday.

It will present a hazard this weekend for those driving to the Sierra. But it could put ski resorts in the best shape in years for the upcoming Christmas-New Year’s holidays.

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9 posted on 12/16/2010 12:49:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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10 posted on 12/16/2010 12:50:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Heavy rain this weekend; floods likely
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/431547_flood10.html?source=rss
By SCOTT SUNDE
SEATTLEPI.COM
A warm, wet storm system will roll into Western Washington on Saturday night, drenching the area with several inches of rain and likely causing some rivers to flood.

In a flood watch, the National Weather Service said the Tolt River in King County, the Puyallup River naer Orting and the Skokomish River in Mason County “seem certain to flood.”


11 posted on 12/16/2010 12:52:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, we’re getting a light rain and cloudy skies here in Phoenix Az, which is almost unheard of.

Personally, I think it’s beautiful.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 12:52:56 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Churchillspirit

Pineapple Express


13 posted on 12/16/2010 12:55:04 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hear the guys of SanFran love “ugly wet”


14 posted on 12/16/2010 12:55:51 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: GeronL

Uhhh, Jaaaa.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 1:05:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I am planning to drive from ID to the Bay Area this weekend. I have been looking at the forecast model output all morning here at work, and decided to delay my departure by 1 day. Trying to cross Donner Pass sat night or Sun morning looks like a dead issue.

It looks like a good break late Sun night into Monday over Donner Pass, so that is what I am shooting for. I live for driving in snow, but if the pass is closed, it is game over. I'll probably go as far as Reno on Sunday, then shoot the pass Mon morn.

16 posted on 12/16/2010 1:06:16 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: NormsRevenge

Pineapple Express indeed. We’ll get it here in LA then. And snow in the Sierras. Very nice.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 1:07:00 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; A CA Guy; lainie; pollywog; bd476

Out of here while I still have a little sunshine...thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 1:08:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: NormsRevenge

we here in SoCal are to have rain starting tomorrow night thru next thursday or so the weather service says


19 posted on 12/16/2010 1:12:37 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Nervous Tick; All

I was wondering if this had any good news for the Colorado River flow, the Ogallala Aquifer, forest and brush fires, etc. Also, where is “down here” located?


20 posted on 12/16/2010 1:14:29 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: NormsRevenge
Pineapple Express

Looks like this could get very ugly. I wish you all the best.

21 posted on 12/16/2010 1:16:23 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: mesoman7

Just cut down Hwy 395 to Carson City and then take Hwy 50 over the crest. Much easier than dealing with the flatlanders and truckers on I-80.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 1:16:35 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Happy AGW California!


23 posted on 12/16/2010 1:17:56 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Up here in the Oregon Territory, finally ONE dry day after wet, wet, wet, with more rain predicted starting tomorrow night through Tuesday. Not to mention a tornado on Tuesday that ripped through the small town of Aumsville, 10 miles southeast of Salem. Destroyed half the town. Thankfully, no deaths, no serious injuries.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 1:19:04 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Inyo-Mono

I know that route. It is worth considering. I love Tahoe. I’ll make that call Mon morning. Thanks!


25 posted on 12/16/2010 1:20:08 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

I don’t know about the A part of AGW, but I suspect this very large weather system is cause by warmer than usual Pacific Ocean temperatures putting more moisture into the atmosphere. As I said, don’t know if caused by sun or people, but it is happening.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 1:24:41 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: mesoman7

I did Donner Summit yesterday am (on my Road King) after
waiting for two days in Colfax.

Pavement was wet but free of snow. Problem is all the
traffic, clutch hand is sore. Bike is filthy. Never so
glad to get to Boomtown!


27 posted on 12/16/2010 1:30:44 PM PST by rahbert
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To: gleeaikin

Happens every few years. Nothing really unusual about it. In fact, “normal” weather is nothing more than the mathematical average of above normal and below normal conditions...which are common. “Normal” conditions are actually quite rare.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 1:34:01 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: mesoman7
“Normal” conditions are actually quite rare.

Quite true.

29 posted on 12/16/2010 1:36:29 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: rahbert

I hear ya. I’ve been in bumper to bumper traffic over the pass on sunny days/dry pavement. Never figured out why. Traffic would all of a sudden open up.

Last year, I crossed the pass during snow (maybe 4 inches and still falling). No problem. At least that was what I said to my wife. As soon as I finished the sentence, I ran over a bungee cord and the hook punctured my right front tire...about 1 mile short of the summit. That was fun. This time, I’ll keep my mouth shut until I am through...


30 posted on 12/16/2010 1:39:05 PM PST by mesoman7
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To: Nervous Tick

You said it! About to dry up and blow away here in the Hill Country.


31 posted on 12/16/2010 1:40:59 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: gleeaikin

>> where is “down here” located

Central TX


32 posted on 12/16/2010 2:11:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge

Thanks for the Ping Ernest and thanks for posting this thread, Normsrevenge. There's heavy cloud cover here right now. If there's too much rain, the freeways will be a mess.

33 posted on 12/16/2010 2:14:36 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Looks to be a messy one,, it doesn’t sound like a cold set of systems so no telling where the water will end up .. gonna be some nice snowpack either way..


34 posted on 12/16/2010 2:47:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: gleeaikin

A = Anthropogenic = man-made.


35 posted on 12/16/2010 3:12:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is one of the three main reasons I fled Sonoma County several years ago, along with earthquakes and communist hippies.

The worst Pineapple Express I saw included a continuous 100-hour, round-the-clock downpour that left debris in the treetops up around the Russian River.

The painting of my house in preparationn for selling it and getting out was delayed by six weeks of daily rain.

36 posted on 12/16/2010 3:28:58 PM PST by snarkpup (We need to replace our politicians before they replace us.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

I knew that, what I was referring to was whether it was a natural aspect or human generated. Apparently particulate polution from Europe may have been causing severe drought in northern Africa (Sahel) several decades ago. Since it has been cleaned up the droughts have been much less severe. It will take a lot more research and data collection to answer some of these arguments.


37 posted on 12/16/2010 4:18:28 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: tubebender

Bundle up everything on the grounds of the vast Bender estate.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 4:28:53 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: gleeaikin

There are so many variables with climate that we can’t control but from what I have read we do exert a very minuscule amount of influence. Whether the change with the Sahel is a result of Europe cleaning itself up or just simply fluctuations in the climate I don’t know.


39 posted on 12/16/2010 4:47:28 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh wow!! We are leaving from Los Angeles to Eugene via Amtrak on Sunday!!!


40 posted on 12/16/2010 5:35:00 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
I spent 4 days this week spreading 3 pickup loads of gravel on the Bender Highway and these storms have the potential to wash that Gold laden gravel into Bender Creek where it will flow into Bender Humboldt Bay.

Did you get the Dungeness Crab I sent Monday?

41 posted on 12/16/2010 5:35:22 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: tubebender

hi tubebender.
just bought some Dungeness Crab today at Costco.
hope this storm doesn’t hit you too hard.


42 posted on 12/16/2010 6:00:34 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

We have several roadside Crab Stands around Humboldt Bay but the best is Botchie’s in Fields Landing about 3 miles south of the Vast Bender Estate. It was founded by “Botchie” Stacie in 1928 and is still in the family and they use the original “secret” spices and it does make a difference


43 posted on 12/16/2010 6:43:46 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: NormsRevenge

I live in the Sierra, and at my elevation we are supposed to get ten to twelve inches of rain. It could be an interesting few days.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 6:48:12 PM PST by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: tubebender

and they’ve never revealed the secret recipe to Mr. Bender?
PS wonderful that they have kept the business in the family.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 7:37:10 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: sissyjane

Good luck, we are just about to get wet here.. if we get 2 to 3 inches the next week or so, that would be a lot here.. if this is a warmer set of storms, not good..


46 posted on 12/16/2010 8:04:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: tubebender
Is this rain a good thing for you and Mrs. Bender?

We're parching here in TX, and the forecast ain't too good, either.


47 posted on 12/16/2010 8:09:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: mesoman7
Here is the latest from the National Weather Service-Reno:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 408 PM PST THU DEC 16 2010 ...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS THIS WEEKEND... .LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC WILL PUSH ABUNDANT MOISTURE INTO THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE VARIABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WITH LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA SEEING RAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EVENT...WITH SNOW ON EITHER SIDE. THE DETAILS FOR SNOW LEVELS IN EACH AREA CAN BE FOUND IN THE STATEMENTS BELOW.

LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN THE SIERRA ON FRIDAY MORNING...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW OCCURRING FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. HOURLY SNOWFALL RATES MAY EXCEED 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR DURING THE STRONGEST PORTION OF THE STORM. 3 TO 8 FEET OF SNOW IS LIKELY IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET...WHICH WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE AVALANCHE DANGER. THOSE LIVING IN REMOTE...HIGHER ELEVATION AREAS IN THE SIERRA COULD BE SNOWED IN FOR MULTIPLE DAYS AND SHOULD PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.

STRONG WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS STORM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND WINDS OF 100 MPH OR MORE OVER THE SIERRA RIDGES. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND WIND PRONE AREAS.

THE SNOW WILL BE VERY HEAVY AND WET WHICH COMBINED WITH THE STRONG...DAMAGING WINDS COULD DOWN POWER LINES AND TREES. THIS MAY CAUSE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE SIERRA.

THE SNOW WILL TURN TO RAIN AT LAKE LEVEL SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT WITH LOCALIZED POOLING OF WATER LIKELY. DEBRIS AND EXCESS SNOW SHOULD BE CLEARED FROM GUTTERS AND DRAINAGES DURING THIS PERIOD TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FLOODING.

CONDITIONS IN THE SIERRA COULD BECOME DANGEROUS THIS WEEKEND DUE TO RAPID SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND STRONG WINDS. MOTORISTS SHOULD CONSIDER ALTERING PLANS TO AVOID THE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIKELY...WITH ROAD CLOSURES AND LENGTHY DELAYS POSSIBLE. BACKCOUNTY ACTIVITIES IN THE SIERRA ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED THIS WEEKEND.

48 posted on 12/16/2010 8:10:54 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Mmogamer

Why don’t we just build a big wall around it and wait for the rain?


49 posted on 12/16/2010 8:10:57 PM PST by stboz
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To: txhurl

That must be why my parents and some of my siblings fled S/W Texas in 1921... we all lived happily ever after...


50 posted on 12/16/2010 8:44:47 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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