Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Accuweather ^ | Friday December 17, 2010 | NWS

Posted on 12/17/2010 7:42:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL BRING HIGH RAIN AMOUNTS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...

MOIST WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN WILL SEND A GREAT AMOUNT OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR MOST OF THE COMING WEEK. A SERIES OF WAVES WILL IMPACT THE REGION AND PERIODS OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED.

FOR THIS WEEKEND...THE FOCUS OF THIS MOISTURE WILL BE FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO THE LOS ANGELES AREA...SO AREAS FARTHER SOUTH TOWARD SAN DIEGO WILL BE ON THE EDGE OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN AND WILL NOT GET QUITE AS MUCH. IN ADDITION...LOW LEVEL WINDS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WILL PRODUCE MUCH HIGHER RAINFALL IN THE MOUNTAINS THAN IN THE LOWLANDS.

THE FIRST WAVE WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AND BRING STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN. A SECOND WAVE WILL ARRIVE SUNDAY AND BRING SOMEWHAT HEAVIER RAINFALL...THOUGH STILL A STEADY RAIN. THE RAIN WILL BECOME LIGHTER BY MONDAY.

TOTAL RAINFALL ESTIMATES FOR THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SAN DIEGO COUNTY COAST 1.00 TO 1.50 INCHES SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS 1.50 TO 2.00 INCHES ORANGE COUNTY COAST 1.50 TO 2.50 INCHES INLAND EMPIRE 1.25 TO 3.00 INCHES (HIGHEST NORTH) SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS 2.00 TO 5.00 INCHES RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS 2.50 TO 5.00 INCHES SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS 3.00 TO 6.00 INCHES SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MTNS 4.00 TO 8.00 INCHES

NOTE THAT MOUNTAIN TOTALS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE. FOR THE DESERTS...

SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS AROUND ONE-HALF INCH COACHELLA VALLEY LESS THAN ONE INCH APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS AROUND ONE INCH

HEAVY RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...BUT THEY WILL BE DUE TO LONG DURATIONS AND NOT DUE TO HEAVY INTENSITIES. THEREFORE...THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT WILL BE FAIRLY LOW OVER THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER...SOME LOW LYING SPOTS...ESPECIALLY ALONG STREETS...COULD HAVE MINOR FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY. STREAMS AND WASHES WHICH MIGHT NORMALLY BE DRY COULD HAVE WATER FLOWING THROUGH THEM THIS WEEKEND.

SNOW LEVELS WILL BE QUITE HIGH THROUGH MONDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL REMAIN ABOVE 8000 FEET...CONFINED TO THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTIES.

BREEZY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE WEEKEND WITH THE MOUNTAIN WIND SPEEDS AS HIGH AS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS TO 50 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ON THE RIDGES AND DESERT SLOPES.

FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK...THE STRONG JET STREAM WILL SHIFT SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS THE EAST PACIFIC TROUGH MOVES TO THE COAST. THIS WILL BRING SEVERAL PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ANYWHERE FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL ON TOP OF SATURATED SOILS AND COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING THEN. DUE TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT...SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH.

RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOULD STAY INFORMED DURING THIS UPCOMING WET WEATHER. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; stormwatch
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-171 next last
All Caps from NWS
1 posted on 12/17/2010 7:42:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sweet!

Can’t wait to go to the beach and watch the waves crashing.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 7:48:14 PM PST by Vendome
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I was out shopping in it today and it was a soaking rain!
We leave Sunday AM to go up the coast by train. Hoping that there won’t be problems with mudslides.


3 posted on 12/17/2010 7:49:20 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; Brad's Gramma; lainie; A CA Guy; Yaelle; BurbankKarl; bd476; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; ..

Heavier rain is after Sunday it says.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 7:51:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Rain? Rain my ass!

I remember getting 7.5 inches in one hour in Vicksburg. California has no freaking clue about weather....like so many other things in this ....."state".....or is it just a plastic, inflatable wiener-world?

5 posted on 12/17/2010 7:52:44 PM PST by stboz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; NormsRevenge; tubebender; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave
Foxnews say the bay area and south was going to be wet and the Sierras would get 10 to 15 feet of snow.....

UNreal!

6 posted on 12/17/2010 7:53:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: stboz; onyx; SunkenCiv; blam; Marine_Uncle
That is a good downpour...I remember one night in Kansas City when it dumped 11 inchs overnight on us.

The snow in the Sierra mountains is the REAL DEAL!

7 posted on 12/17/2010 7:57:36 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Traffic is more snarled than usual in San Diego. Looking
forward to returning home to Idaho on Thursday...if
only for a week with my family.


8 posted on 12/17/2010 7:59:30 PM PST by Myrddin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender

Hey tubebender I am sure you are aware of this event that is headed your way! Stay dry.


9 posted on 12/17/2010 8:01:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My son is headed out tomorrow on storm work somewhere in the Sierras. I suppose they won’t know for sure where until they leave. That’s how it usually works.

Can’t imagine what it will be like working in snow levels like that.


10 posted on 12/17/2010 8:02:13 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We are getting a ton of rain up North also. Snow level is below the 8000 ft. mark here.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 8:02:57 PM PST by calex59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stboz

Quite a few years ago in Naperville Illinois we got 20 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.


12 posted on 12/17/2010 8:08:53 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MarkeyD

77-78 Canoed down MB Boulevard in SD!


13 posted on 12/17/2010 8:13:02 PM PST by acapesket
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I think CA is in for one of the worst rain/snow storms it has seen in a long time. Flooding, road washouts, stranded motorists and multiple wrecks on highways are highly probable.

Just looking at what is coming at us at THIS LINK (click on 'Loop 12) makes prior storms pale in comparison. There is one bright side to it - for the time being it looks like this will sail through rather rapidly, rather than sitting on top of us for days or hours within days.

14 posted on 12/17/2010 8:15:23 PM PST by Ron C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The snow in the Sierra mountains is the REAL DEAL!

They are calling for 10 to 12 feet of new snow on Mammoth Mountain amd 4 to 6 feet in the Town of Mammoth over the next few days.

15 posted on 12/17/2010 8:15:43 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Hey Ernest

At least Central California will finally get some water.


16 posted on 12/17/2010 8:16:29 PM PST by Tweeker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Hey Ernest

At least Central California will finally get some water.


17 posted on 12/17/2010 8:16:46 PM PST by Tweeker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Inyo-Mono

That is a bunch...but is it more than usual....??


18 posted on 12/17/2010 8:17:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Puftt. Radar shows the whole state in getting dumped on but ours just started around 6 this evening and it rained hard for a hour...


19 posted on 12/17/2010 8:17:53 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ron C.

Forgot to say - look at the monster-amount of rain just west of Hawaii - all of it (or most of it) appears headed California way pretty fast...


20 posted on 12/17/2010 8:18:39 PM PST by Ron C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: MarkeyD

I remember that. My son had a garden apt (street level) and the water came through the window - his place was flooded. It wasn’t Naperville but, IIRC, River Grove? Or something Grove.


21 posted on 12/17/2010 8:19:07 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: stboz

We don’t like no stinking weather!


22 posted on 12/17/2010 8:19:24 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No, it is normal for a storm like this in December.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 8:20:11 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Ron C.; pollywog

Thanks,...looks like the really heavy stuff is up toward San Francisco.


24 posted on 12/17/2010 8:20:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Ron C.

Do you think it will get there by Sunday. My daughter is traveling to LA on Sunday till Wednesday.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 8:20:54 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: calex59

Petaluma has been a light rain. Been watching the NOAA forecasts. They were talking floods and power outages. pshaw! Barometer dropped from 29.8 to 29.6 since yesterday.


26 posted on 12/17/2010 8:20:54 PM PST by GunsAndBibles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Better have Jim check the pontoons on levee around the FR server farm..

Flood Watch in the FResno area

http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp


27 posted on 12/17/2010 8:21:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

From what the forecasters are predicting, I’m gonna have to drain some water from the pool. :)

Surf’s Up, Dude!


28 posted on 12/17/2010 8:22:11 PM PST by Diver Dave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

one heckuva lot of glob west of the hawaiian islands ..

http://icons-pe.wunderground.com/data/456x343/2xpa_ir_anim.gif?201012172305


29 posted on 12/17/2010 8:22:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name

It will be here tomorrow - and by Sunday be pretty heavy, without much doubt.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 8:22:56 PM PST by Ron C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: tubebender
It has been light drizzle down here by Long Beach most all day.

No breaks at all!

31 posted on 12/17/2010 8:24:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Tweeker

No thanks to our vaunted leaders.

Thanks to God.


32 posted on 12/17/2010 8:25:07 PM PST by Vendome
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Jim Robinson

Jim! Be safe, keep your servers (and powder) dry.


33 posted on 12/17/2010 8:25:47 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

For now it’s mostly central CA - but moving South as this thing gathers up all that moisture west of Hawaii. (That all came from the ‘ring of fire’ over by Japan and south of there... and we’ll see more of this as winter proceeds.)


34 posted on 12/17/2010 8:25:47 PM PST by Ron C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: stboz

“California has no freaking clue about weather....”

The geophysical properties don’t correlate. The West is largely sand..it tends to turn into flash floods and large landslides. A couple of inches of rain can cause huge problems in the West.

In the East you have topsoil, stone and deep rooted trees to hold the soil in place, so you can withstand a much larger deluge.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 8:28:21 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Well....snow in the Sierra's is a good place to store some moisture....

Not so much down here...it just runs off back into the Ocean...does clean the gunk off the roadways.

Need to get those Sat views. onto the thread.

36 posted on 12/17/2010 8:29:55 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We’ve had ten inches of snow so far, but it has come down an inch at a time, and on the odd sunny day vanishes for the most part. It’s back to bitter cold right now, but that’ll probably change. I heard that the forecast was for a lot of snow here, lake effect, because (what else?) it wasn’t expected to get cold enough for Lake Michigan to freeze over.


37 posted on 12/17/2010 8:30:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: All
Try this again
===============

Here are some websites
======================
======================

GOES 14 Satellite of North America,tracking the
Storm at 22,000 miles up.

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Full Disc/East

http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goescolor/goeseast/overview2/color_lrg/latestfull.jpg
*************************

Appalachians and Great Lakes Snow Conditions & Weather Map
(Change it to where you are!)

http://www.snow-forecast.com/maps/dynamic/appal
***********************************************

Current Winds/Speeds/Direction
(Again,change it to your local)

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/Current.aspx?location=USMI0545
**********************

North American Radar Stations
U.S. NEXRAD and TDWR Radar Stations

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/map.asp

canopfor on December 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM

38 posted on 12/17/2010 8:31:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I like this interactive map

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx?location=USCA0062&weather=hdRadarSmoothPaletteA


39 posted on 12/17/2010 8:32:52 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

40 posted on 12/17/2010 8:33:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Ron C.

Thank you. Wondering if her flight will be canceled.


41 posted on 12/17/2010 8:33:26 PM PST by presently no screen name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

Jet stream
42 posted on 12/17/2010 8:35:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Them Thar are a classic La Nina connection Norm...


43 posted on 12/17/2010 8:35:58 PM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: tubebender

We be hosed, Bro.

Looks like a mess lies ahead.. a big wet one..


44 posted on 12/17/2010 8:37:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv
For Disneyland:

Weather Report -- Disney's California Adventure Park, California

********************************************

Light Rain

56°F

45 posted on 12/17/2010 8:38:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Mild tonight...56 ...


46 posted on 12/17/2010 8:40:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada
Forecasts for California
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/069.html
Current Severe Weather

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 8:05 PM PST on December 17, 2010

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday
above 5000 feet...

A Winter Storm Warning heavy snow above 5000 feet remains in
effect until 10 PM PST Sunday.

* Snow accumulations: six to eight feet of snow above 7000
feet... especially south of Interstate 80... by Monday
morning. Two to four feet of snow above 5000 feet.

* Elevation: above 5000 feet.

* Timing: snow will fall throughout the warning period. Very
heavy snow is expected tonight... and again tomorrow night
into Sunday afternoon. Snow will taper off to scattered snow
showers late Sunday night. Snow may mix with or change to
rain over Donner Pass and Carson Pass tonight.

* Locations include: the west slopes of the northern Sierra Nevada
including Interstate 80 and highways 50 and 88.

* Winds: south to southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph. Over the
higher passes and exposed areas... southwest wind gusts up to
70 mph are possible.


47 posted on 12/17/2010 8:40:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: presently no screen name
Not so sure about flight cancellations - but, that ~could~ happen late Saturday or Sunday - although it isn't usual that heavy rain causes that many cancellations. I've flown in many a rough downpour, and landed (albeit with a few very rough rides) without many problems.

I've also hit the ceiling of one aircraft in one of those storms - when we hit a sever downdraft. Everyone was told to belt up - afterward... lol

48 posted on 12/17/2010 8:41:06 PM PST by Ron C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Nice...Looks like the Wasatch are getting snow too.

The WEST needs Lots and Lots of moisture...bring it on!!!

49 posted on 12/17/2010 8:42:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
You guys are really gonna get it!

But save some water for us...we like that water from up North!

50 posted on 12/17/2010 8:44:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-171 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson