Skip to comments.CA: SoCal Flash Flood Warch for areas in Southern California
Posted on 03/20/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
in effect until Monday, Mar 21, 6:00 AM
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
* FROM 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS... SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
* RAINFALL TODAY...POSSIBLY BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THE HEAVY RAINFALL COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT MONDAY...
A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT MONDAY.
* TIMING:THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
* WINDS: AREAS OF SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 55 MPH THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST LATE TONIGHT AND DECREASE. STRONGEST WIND GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH WILL BE ALONG THE ORANGE COUNTY COAST THIS EVENING.
* IMPACTS: SOME BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES. LOCAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER GUSTS. THE WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR MOTORISTS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. WATCH FOR BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES.
Big yellow area on the radar map over much of the LA Metro Area.
In SLO county we’ve had more than 4.5” of rain and wind gusts of 49 mph from yesterday through today.
High desert getting extreme wind. Waiting on rain.
Storm Causes Power Outages Across Southland
March 20, 2011 5:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (CBS) High winds and rain knocked out power to more than 46,000 Southland homes and businesses Sunday, according to utility officials.
The storm-related outages affected about 10,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Sunday afternoon, DWP representative MaryAnne Pierson said.
Southern California Edison reported that 36,448 customers without power, according to Vanessa McGrady of SCE.
Most of the DWP outages were wind and rain related, including downed wires and tree branches getting tangled in wires, Pierson said.
More of the outages are in the valley areas than in the central areas, she said. We have extra crews, about 38 crews, out repairing things due to the weather.
Pierson said there were outages in West Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, Sherman Oaks, Century City, Chatsworth, West Hills and Sylmar.
In SCEs service area, the hardest hit included Garden Grove with 4,308 customers out, Palmdale with 3,421 customers out, Whittier with 1,510 customers out, Hawthorne with 777 customers out, and Lynwood with 263 customers out, McGrady said.
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L.A. Marathon: Thousands evaluated for hypothermia
March 20, 2011 | 4:58 pm
Thousands of runners at the Los Angeles Marathon have been evaluated for hypothermia and 25 have been transported to local hospitals, according to Santa Monica fire Capt. Judah Mitchell.
“Most of them sat and recovered on their own,” Mitchell said.
At 4:40 p.m., he said around 70% of runners have completed the 26.2-mile race from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. There were 23,542 entrants, 9.6% less than last year. The number of people who showed up to run, though, has not yet been released.
The runners battled torrential rains and shin-deep puddles. About 1.72 inches of rain have fallen in Santa Monica and downtown while two inches of rain have fallen in Beverly Hills.
we have had non stop here in Eagle Rock... since early morning! Pouring and windy right now.
Yikes.. looks like the storm door is open for awhile..
we got about 2 inches here the last 3 days , almost an inch since last night.. and more coming
“...but when it pours, man it pours.”
I recall 14 or 15 years ago a similar storm slammed Ventura. It practically washed away an entire RV park near the mouth of the Ventura River. I remember seeing videos of big RVs and trailers being washed under a bridge and out to sea in a spectacle similar to the Japanese tsunami. Hopefully we won't have a repeat of that.
I can’t handle many days without some sunshine....that is just ugly!
Hasn’t stop raining in L.A. It’s like I was back in Vancouver all over again. The flood “warch” should wash away the illegals.
Damn Norm, what’s a nice guy like you hanging out with this crowd?
It’s been like this for at least 4 weeks! We had a False Spring in late Jan and most of Feb and now I think we are 400% over normal rainfall for March
Not all that much here in Orange County yet. I expect things to pick up later tonight. We are barely over a 1/4” where I am at.