Skip to comments.Fiercer storm set to hit Southern California
Posted on 12/21/2010 2:53:05 PM PST by La Enchiladita
LOS ANGELES Hillside residents fortified their defenses as fire and police crews staged dramatic water rescues ahead of an even worse storm system expected to hit Southern California on Tuesday evening with more rain, hail and gusts up to 65 mph.
Virtually the entire state has been affected by the storms that began Friday, dumping moisture from far Northern California south to San Diego.
The National Weather Service predicted an even fiercer storm would roll into Southern California beginning Tuesday night, bringing 2 to 8 inches of rain in most areas and up to 10 inches in some mountains.
More than 12 inches of rain already have fallen in parts of the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles, and 13 feet of snow has accumulated at Mammoth Mountain ski resort in the Sierra Nevadas.
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Democrat Party Global Warming has dumped 13 feet of solid steam on the Mammoth Mountain ski resort in the Sierra Nevadas.
Just the water we needed to save the Delta Smelt/sarc
They predicted a dry winter, it has not stopped raining since the announcement.
I recall that prediction. Ha-ha.
Any chance of it being pushed to Wednesday or has it already started?
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I wouldn’t take any chances with La Nina. She looks very determined.
Keeping all who live in danger areas in my prayers as well as those who have to endanger themselves to do their jobs.
Get ready for LA River rescue with all idiots in the riverbed
Ton of snow up here in the High Sierra. Actually, Mammoth Mountain has received 15 1/2 feet of snow so far, and more is on the way.
Light drizzle can equal danger?
So like for the Atlantic and Gulf coastals, we all gonna chip in thru insurance premiums and taxes and help Cullyforneeyahns rebuild in place so we can read similar headlines about similar destruction a few years from now?
Joe Bastardi promised me a dry winter. I am very unhappy.
Just got my rain boots from Zappos. Let the rain begin.
When I bought my current home, I made sure it wasn’t in a flood plain. I’m about 300 feet higher than the town propper, but not in mountains or canyons. My street drains good, I have a tile roof and no drainage problems.
And most of them have never been here. They have no clue what it is really like here. As a rule, I only bash states that I have actually spent some time in.
Have you heard any update for tomorrow?
I just watch the radar from accuweather, although if you’re on a computer and not a hand-held, weatherbug’s interactive radar is much better. Either way, it does not look pretty.
My daughter is flying out of LA tomorrow early afternoon - wondering what are they predicating for tomorrow. Did you hear anything?
This is the storm destined to make headlines on the east coast Christmas weekend...stay tuned.
Coachella Valley checking in - other than a couple of stray spittles yesterday, it didn't start "raining" until 7am today; it's now 3:30pm, and we've probably gotten a whopping 2/10ths.
Bet your booty, however -- the local TV newsers will have their Danger Boys out on storm watch tonight, hovering over a running gutter in Indio, while the kids flash their gang signs in the background.
Just now saw on an L.A. station weather forecast that this might all peak right at Wednesday evening rush hour. Lookin’ like another 24 hours then.
Wait till they have rescue idiots out of LA River that going be entertainment
We have had a lot of rain here in Cerritos, for days & days!
I’m anxious for it to stop!
We have a huge pool in the backyard but whoever built the house was smart enough to put a slope with a drain that runs under the house to the road. While my friends were using their pool pumps to pump out the water in their back yards to keep it out of their house we were high and dry.
I’m trying to convince her to leave on the red eye tonight but she already heard about some cancellations. I told her about your update - so thank you!
Southern Sierras are at 287 % normal snowpack (statewide is 200%), large portions of the Antelope Valley have standing water, Shasta dam is RELEASING water, and yet they will say we have a drought next spring.
People think were becoming a third world country, says Arnella Sims, a Los Angeles County court reporter. We are on the verge of system failure, warns the executive director of the California Budget Project.
Californias fiscal hole is now so large, The Globe and Mail further adds, that the state would have to liberate 168,000 prison inmates and permanently shutter 240 university and community college campuses to balance its budget in the fiscal year that begins July 1 Mass layoffs, slashed health and welfare services, closed parks, crumbling superhighways and ever-larger public school class sizes are all part of the new normal.
In an effort to fight back the tide, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger the governator took a bold step last week, ordering 200,000 state workers to take a temporary pay reduction to $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum wage. The state comptroller balked.
It would be amusing if it werent so tragic. This is the kind of stuff that happens when you run out of money, courtesy of spending what you dont have for years or even decades at a time. http://www.defundanddisobey.com/default/chapter-66-for-states-facing-bankruptcy
or, if you prefer,
Victor Davis Hanson: Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley. “Two Californias” http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson121610.html
Tomorrow is supposed to be clearing up. Tonight is the grand finale.
Thank YOU! I couldn’t convince (thankfully) to leave tonight - she wanted to stay on schedule.
So, thanks, for the good news update.
Clear up tomorrow, but, like the headline sez, there’s a fiercer storm coming. Problem with bi-coastal socialism, according to one of Churchill’s successors, is that after you run out of other people’s money, you don’t have enough to pay people to re-repair and re-re-rebuild on the beaches and flood plains.
Well, that is what the news says. Weather forecasting is better than when I grew up ... but there is room for improvement.
Tonight. We’ve lost power and internet. I’m on my blackberry, but trying to save battery. What’s worse, this might be a planned outage gone bad.
Researchers Say Strong La Niña Means Dry Winter For California
They built our town propper about ten feet below ground level.
Oh no! Not good. Bad weather would be ‘the time’ to try a ‘power’ play. She’s going to try in the a.m. for an earlier flight (not as stayby) but confirmed. I’ll close now so you can save the battery!
Anyone know where to find rain fall totals since last Thursday when this all began? In Santa Monica I saw my first bird in 6 days a few minutes ago — but it is looking ugly again - and they flew away wherever they go in the rain.
Green suits you. You should wear it more often.
Green - for envy? Eco-freakiness? Don’t get it. Did wear green almost every day for years and years in the Reagan Army, anyhoo. TRADOC, stateside, and 1st Sig overseas.
I see a big old RAINBOW to the east-northeast. Can you catch a look?
Been ignoring your pathetic posts for a long time; don’t feel like changing that now...
I saw a high number for Beverly Hills rainfall; close to 8-9 inches, I think.
Things were calm this morning in my coastal area, but we got a downpour at 1 p.m. and another at 1:30. Just had a big thundershower at 3:30++ and now the RAINBOW I’ve been looking for.
We're getting close to that time now. What we have today is unstable air, sudden heavy showers. There are lead gray clouds in some parts of the sky, blue and clearing in others. I also see what look like steam clouds. The weather girl mentioned how the times of clearing actually create more rain. Interesting.
The next few days should be beautiful....seeing the mountains covered in snow against the bright blue sky. Camera is ready. :)