Skip to comments.Hail, thunderstorms, powerful winds expected as new storm moves into L.A. Tuesday evening
Posted on 12/21/2010 11:41:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Southern California was bracing for another powerful storm front Tuesday evening as a sixth straight day of rain brought dramatic rescues, flooded freeways and concerns about mudslides.
According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers Tuesday will give way to heavy rain at night. Officials said the rain will continue into Wednesday with a chance of hail, high winds and thunderstorms. The weather service said the wind will be so strong in some mountain communities Wednesday morning that it could uproot trees. Gusts in some areas could top 65 mph.
The snow level is expected to drop to 4,500 feet.
Four men stranded in Orange County's Trabuco Canyon were rescued Tuesday morning when they were plucked from the flooded foothills by helicopter. The men were spotted soon after daybreak when the helicopter flew over the fast-moving Trabuco Creek and saw them inside their vehicle.
A woman who was swept away in her pickup while crossing a rain-swollen creek in the San Bernardino National Forest was rescued Monday night after a harrowing four-hour recovery effort, officials said. ..
More than 5 inches of rain have already fallen in downtown Los Angeles this month, and the record of 8.77 inches for December is within reach. Mammoth Mountain has already recorded the highest December snow levels ever.
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r ya wet enuf yet?
saw the eclipse here last night, cool.
Sounding a bit biblical out there, Norm. Wish you well.
Can’t wait for the requisite cautions to use less water because these storms were not enough to end the drought.
We have such excellent planning...
Dam! Just Dam!! ;-}
Talk about opportunities and industries lost for want of a few dams.. snowpacks will be hugh.. and then it all goes to sea..
Those storms are just more global warming on yer back door.
We get these monsters thru here every decade or two,, really mucks everything up,, Oh well. just hope the FR server farm levees hold. :-)
I remember how it was up in NoCal, back when there weren’t dams in the Sierras. That made driving in downtown Sacramento a real experience.
Here in the Los Angeles area we have one of the best water redirection systems in the world. And as you have stated, it will all flow into the ocean. I can see some reason behind the comments about chemicals and such, but after the first day, good heavens, catch the clean water.
It boggles the mind how much we carp about water, we blow on L. A. River restoration, and avoid spending on collection.
I’ll bet we have millions if not tens of millions of acre feet of water flowing into the ocean daily right now.
La Nina is so much fun isn’t it??
They better be watching the hills next spring, with all the rain, there is going to be a HUGE fire danger next summer if they do not mitigate it.
We have been having rock slides, power outages and flooding here in Hawaii too. There is a winter weather alert for high elevations on the Big Island.
Personally, I’m enjoying this Seattle weather here in SoCal. I’ve received a little over 17” of rain over the past few days at my place!! I live up against the local mountains and luckily no mudslides....yet. Fingers crossed.
Fifteen and a half feet so far.
I have to read here the cumulative snow fall amount for Mammoth Mountain, LA Times couldn’t bother with details of an all time record.
BTW, depending on moisture content, generally 1” of rain will equal 1 foot of snow.
I’ve gotten very little sleep for two nights now. I kept looking at the radar every time I woke up last night, and the worst of it was always right over my head. I can’t imagine it being even worse tonight, but that’s what they’re saying.
Godspeed to you. Batten down the hatches.