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Fiercer storm set to hit Southern California
MSNBC ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: lanina; losangeles; nws; perfectstorm; rain; socal; weather
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Batten down the hatches. Serious weather, aka, The Perfect Storm, on the way.
1 posted on 12/21/2010 2:53:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: antceecee; EveningStar; BenLurkin; NordP; sofaman; All

Soup’s on!


2 posted on 12/21/2010 2:54:18 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Democrat Party Global Warming has dumped 13 feet of solid steam on the Mammoth Mountain ski resort in the Sierra Nevadas.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 2:56:19 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Just the water we needed to save the Delta Smelt/sarc


4 posted on 12/21/2010 2:56:41 PM PST by dila813
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To: La Enchiladita

They predicted a dry winter, it has not stopped raining since the announcement.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 3:00:26 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

I recall that prediction. Ha-ha.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 3:02:25 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Any chance of it being pushed to Wednesday or has it already started?


7 posted on 12/21/2010 3:07:32 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: abigail2; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; BunnySlippers; bunster; ...
SoCal Ping!

Attention Southern Californians

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Please ping me with any Southern California related articles. Thank you!

If you want on or off this ping list, please FReepmail me.

The Spirit Of Allegiance has the ping list, but he hasn't posted in over a year. I sure hope he's OK.

8 posted on 12/21/2010 3:09:03 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: presently no screen name

I wouldn’t take any chances with La Nina. She looks very determined.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 3:11:01 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: EveningStar
Just a light drizzle here in Huntington Beach. Bracing for the next 24 hours.

Keeping all who live in danger areas in my prayers as well as those who have to endanger themselves to do their jobs.

Stay safe....

10 posted on 12/21/2010 3:14:11 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: EveningStar

Get ready for LA River rescue with all idiots in the riverbed


11 posted on 12/21/2010 3:16:11 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: FormerACLUmember
Democrat Party Global Warming has dumped 13 feet of solid steam on the Mammoth Mountain ski resort in the Sierra Nevadas.

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.

12 posted on 12/21/2010 3:19:22 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: Churchillspirit; SevenofNine

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?


13 posted on 12/21/2010 3:24:34 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Jolla

Joe Bastardi promised me a dry winter. I am very unhappy.


14 posted on 12/21/2010 3:25:05 PM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Just got my rain boots from Zappos. Let the rain begin.


15 posted on 12/21/2010 3:27:29 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: flowerplough
Not bad...twelve posts before a California Basher shows up.

LOL!!

16 posted on 12/21/2010 3:29:31 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 3:30:22 PM PST by umgud
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To: presently no screen name
I appears to be getting worse as the day wears on. And, indeed, it's raining where I am, though it did let up briefly earlier. My experience is that it gets worse at night. I'm with you; I'd like a bit of a break.
18 posted on 12/21/2010 3:32:43 PM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: Churchillspirit
Not bad...twelve posts before a California Basher shows up.

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.

19 posted on 12/21/2010 3:35:19 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: Excellence

Have you heard any update for tomorrow?


20 posted on 12/21/2010 3:41:55 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

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.


21 posted on 12/21/2010 3:44:39 PM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: La Enchiladita

My daughter is flying out of LA tomorrow early afternoon - wondering what are they predicating for tomorrow. Did you hear anything?


22 posted on 12/21/2010 3:44:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: La Enchiladita

This is the storm destined to make headlines on the east coast Christmas weekend...stay tuned.


23 posted on 12/21/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Excellence
Either way, it does not look pretty.

For tomorrow?
24 posted on 12/21/2010 3:46:04 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Churchillspirit; NormsRevenge; SortaBichy
It's usually within the first five......

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.

25 posted on 12/21/2010 3:47:15 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: presently no screen name

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.


26 posted on 12/21/2010 3:49:03 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: flowerplough

Wait till they have rescue idiots out of LA River that going be entertainment


27 posted on 12/21/2010 3:52:32 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: ErnBatavia

Hi Ern
We have had a lot of rain here in Cerritos, for days & days!
I’m anxious for it to stop!


28 posted on 12/21/2010 3:57:59 PM PST by SortaBichy
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To: umgud

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.


29 posted on 12/21/2010 3:59:53 PM PST by sheana
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To: La Enchiladita
Still raining here in Anza. 2" accumulated in the rain gauge since it started. The valley is socked in, though. Can't see the mountains across the way. Clouds are below the mountaintops.
30 posted on 12/21/2010 4:03:01 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (new book. Info at book-resistancetotyranny.com)
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To: ErnBatavia

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!


31 posted on 12/21/2010 4:09:56 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


32 posted on 12/21/2010 4:32:59 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Churchillspirit

“People think we’re 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.

“California’s 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 weren’t so tragic. This is the kind of stuff that happens when you run out of money, courtesy of spending what you don’t 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


33 posted on 12/21/2010 4:53:26 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: presently no screen name

Tomorrow is supposed to be clearing up. Tonight is the grand finale.


34 posted on 12/21/2010 4:57:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Thank YOU! I couldn’t convince (thankfully) to leave tonight - she wanted to stay on schedule.

So, thanks, for the good news update.


35 posted on 12/21/2010 5:19:55 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: BunnySlippers; Churchillspirit

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.


36 posted on 12/21/2010 5:20:15 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: presently no screen name

Well, that is what the news says. Weather forecasting is better than when I grew up ... but there is room for improvement.

Good luck!


37 posted on 12/21/2010 5:22:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: presently no screen name

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.


38 posted on 12/21/2010 5:32:06 PM PST by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: Jolla

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/nov/17/researchers-strong-la-nina-means-dry-winter-southe/

Researchers Say Strong La Niña Means Dry Winter For California


39 posted on 12/21/2010 5:36:21 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: umgud
I’m about 300 feet higher than the town propper . . .

They built our town propper about ten feet below ground level.

40 posted on 12/21/2010 6:00:36 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: SortaBichy
It's been non-stop since the weekend here in San Juan Capistrano


Got to be breaking some records here.
41 posted on 12/21/2010 6:08:35 PM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: Excellence

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!


42 posted on 12/21/2010 6:57:10 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: EveningStar

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.


43 posted on 12/22/2010 1:05:38 PM PST by bunster
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To: flowerplough

Green suits you. You should wear it more often.


44 posted on 12/22/2010 2:29:31 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

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.


45 posted on 12/22/2010 3:04:39 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Churchillspirit

I see a big old RAINBOW to the east-northeast. Can you catch a look?


46 posted on 12/22/2010 4:07:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: flowerplough

Been ignoring your pathetic posts for a long time; don’t feel like changing that now...


47 posted on 12/22/2010 4:08:38 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: bunster

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.


48 posted on 12/22/2010 4:11:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: ErnBatavia
Just now saw on an L.A. station weather forecast that this might all peak right at Wednesday evening rush hour.

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.

49 posted on 12/22/2010 4:15:31 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
The sun is shining here now. No more rain till late this evening. Dry tomorrow, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Showers on Sunday then dry till the 30th.

The next few days should be beautiful....seeing the mountains covered in snow against the bright blue sky. Camera is ready. :)

Merry Christmas!

50 posted on 12/22/2010 4:33:39 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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