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California StormWatch thread: December 1st thru ? , 2012 (Phase #3 or is it #4 approaches)
Wunderground.com ^ | 12/1/12 | Severe Weather -Wunderground.com

Posted on 12/01/2012 1:12:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Whip out your web site links and get ready for Phase #3 or is it #4 as it comes ashore, the hills are soggy.. the sandbags are ready.. Twenty days out from the Mayan calendar scenario.. got life jackets?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: atmosphericriver; california; riversofrain; stormwatch
Heads Up , California and the West Coast!

Incoming

Local Weather - SFGate.com

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 6:01 PM PST on November 30, 2012

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday evening... ...

1 posted on 12/01/2012 1:12:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Keeping the hatches battened down as #3 approaches tonight in Sacto.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 1:16:01 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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Flood warning issued for Napa River
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Flood-warning-issued-for-Napa-River-4083410.php


3 posted on 12/01/2012 1:16:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Godzilla

Looks like we may have a “small” pineapple express .. bring it on! we’re at almost a whole 2 inches here so far at the teat of the bay,


4 posted on 12/01/2012 1:17:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

well this is suppose to be the worst of the three. sacto at about 4+ so far.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 1:20:18 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure wish some of it would come to Texas.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 1:30:38 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Godzilla

Is Obama on way for a photo op?


7 posted on 12/01/2012 1:30:54 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

may be when enroute to hawaii


8 posted on 12/01/2012 1:33:22 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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Third major storm moving into Northern California
JOHN S. MARSHALL, Associated Press, By JOHN S. MARSHALL and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press
Updated 1:20 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012

http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/California-braces-for-more-stormy-weather-4082945.php

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.

Residents of Northern California enjoyed just a bit of a respite Saturday, but the next storm — the third in a string of powerful weather systems to hit the region since Wednesday — is expected to force at least two rivers over their banks, said National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Strudley.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 1:36:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stay safe out there, CA Freepers!

Also, feel free to send some of that rain to Virginia-—we haven’t had any in months.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Jedidah

“Sure wish some of it would come to Texas.”

Georgia could use some, too.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 1:43:06 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Flood watch in effect central valley

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/USCA0033?phenomena=FA&significance=A&areaid=CAZ017&office=KSTO&etn=0001

High wind advisory

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/USCA0033?phenomena=WI&significance=Y&areaid=CAZ017&office=KSTO&etn=0020


12 posted on 12/01/2012 1:53:55 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie

C.O. is this storm affecting your area? Hope not for your hill’s sake. Looks like both coasts are getting pummeled this year. The middle will get it in the spring as usual. Prayers for your safety.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:17 PM PST by WVNan
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To: NormsRevenge
California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)
14 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:54 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

This might be the storm system that collapses the entire dike system of CA. I think it was the history channel that ran a disaster show about the vulnerability of the whole basin.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 2:14:08 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey don’t forget about us down here in Southern California!!

We are getting the tail ends of your “big storms,” not heavy rain, but constant and relentless. Just heard some of the beaches are closed in the area so idiots with boards don’t get pummeled against the shore (or rocks!!).

We LOVE this weather (what gardener wouldn’t) — after months of relentless heat and dry winds. My roses, lawn and hibiscus look fantastic!! Keep it coming!! (and stay safe!! — I have a daughter at Berkeley and loved ones in Pacific Grove and Marin).

From Bon, Riding High on the Pineapple Express!!


16 posted on 12/01/2012 2:28:53 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: WVNan

We’re going to get a hit, but we’re on the southern edge of the main body of the storm. I’ve got a co7uple of 5-10 minute jobs to do, but the rest of my attention is on the neighborhood. Most people don’t do diddly to deal with drainage and most of what they do is badly conceived.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 2:41:42 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Well, I will pray that the southern edge goes a bit further north and spares you.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 3:23:26 PM PST by WVNan
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh puuuuhleeeze!!!

Lordy, you would think we were being hit by hurricanes and tornadoes. We have had some heavy rain. We have had some gusty winds. Is it a pleasant rain? Nope. Is it needed rain? Yes. Will there be floods? Sure in some areas. Goodness folks this is a typical California winter. Get over it it aint that bad. We get hit with La Nina type storming about every 11 years....it is driven by ocean temperature changes and sun spots. Has been going for a very very very long time.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 3:35:55 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Cold Heart; blam
This might be the storm system that collapses the entire dike system of CA.

Reality check time. Capt Hyperbol is working that title. Yes a 1861 event would be catastrophic (46 consecutive days of heavy rain) - but this isn't the event. It has been wet, but not even near the '96-97 pineapple express. It is a stronger series than what we've had in a while.

20 posted on 12/01/2012 3:40:13 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: blam

Stop. This is crap and nonsense. It is like predicting the big earthquake is coming soon because it is over due. We have flood control these days and didn’t on the 1860s. This is the type of silliness we have to put up with because of the AGW crowd.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 3:41:15 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Dramakill.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 3:44:25 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: WVNan
We're supposedly due for about six inches of rain between midnight and noon, which would be hardly unusual.

The North Coast wine country counties are in for it from what I see of he models.

23 posted on 12/01/2012 4:32:06 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Be safe, all of my California Freeper family. I saw pictures of Walnut Creek area (which I get to occasionally on biz travel). I hope you all can catch a break here.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 4:43:17 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jedidah
Sure wish some of it would come to Texas.

Amen to that. My rain gutter business sure could use the boost.

25 posted on 12/01/2012 5:40:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama, Do Something!!!! It’s pouring!!

We need to strike BACK!


26 posted on 12/01/2012 5:44:08 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Nifster
Goodness folks this is a typical California winter.

Not winter yet.

27 posted on 12/01/2012 7:35:08 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Mike Darancette

But it is the rainy season...


28 posted on 12/01/2012 11:12:28 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

We are having a non traditional start to winter up here around Wasilla, Alaska. Lots of wind, starts at 30mph with gusts up to 80, was really bad thureday and friday, still some gusts even today, but what it does is to blow nothing but silt and dust everywhere, almost no snow cover.

had a vehicle accident that sparked a grassfire that spread to a subdivision, and hot sots being blown miles away. No snow when we should have some, too much wind. Locals are predicting a no snow winter, don’t know about that as last year broke records. Probably won’t snow cause I just bought a snowmachine.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 11:28:44 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Eye of Unk

that sounds like tough duty any way you look at it. You Alaskans are strong folks though and I know you will get through. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours. (Of course I washed my car last weekend so I am probably responsible for the rain...;})


30 posted on 12/01/2012 11:41:28 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I was at work thursday morning watching the front wall of my shop shake groan and shudder as it was getting the direct onslaught of 60+mph winds coming from the north, and the temps were single digits.
The building is pretty tall, one of those modern half round Quonset style shops, the front big door is about 14’ high or so and as wide, the owner took our boom truck outside to load up a concrete septic tank that we make for a delivery, it was so nasty with the windchill he made a grievous error in stowing the boom, he left it partially up and sticking forward like a medieval battering ram on top of a Peterbilt.

I’m inside, I hear the air horn honk, I hit the button to raise the door. He comes barreling in with the wind behind him and hits the overhead tearing it all out of shape, knocked most of the rollers off the door so its hanging askew, broke a 1 1/4” natural gas pipe that runs over the top of the door to my boiler, sheetrock is flying everywhere hitting me, I ducked outside as the wind started whipping the debris through the shop.

So we called in a couple other workers and spent the rest of the afternoon rigging a tarp over the front door and removing the door panels with a forklift, we used big cargo straps with winches across the width of the door frame to support the tarp, piled truck tires outside to keep the tarp anchored, used up all my welding C clamps to anchor tarp to frame after rolling it around rebar.

Then I came in the next day and rigged a temporary natural gas line out of large hydraulic hose so my in floor heated floor would not freeze up. It has coolant but not enough for minus 10 temps. We get these nasty winds up here and they come up past a huge glacier fed river that is very wide stirring up silt in the air, it made me sick today what with all that cold dry volcanic dust in the air, stuff has volcanic glass in it from over the years from our local volcanoes.

Yes its a hoot here in Alaska, winds, long winters, earthquakes all the time. We can see stuff here that would terrify hurricane veterans.


31 posted on 12/02/2012 12:02:08 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tehema county is now under a flood warning.
N. Cal is getting hammered by strong gusty winds


32 posted on 12/02/2012 7:16:50 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: All

lots of urban flooding and downed branches. Small creek by my house is the highest i’ve ever seen it at.

whats happening elsewhere in CA?


33 posted on 12/02/2012 10:19:57 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Cold Heart
This might be the storm system that collapses the entire dike system of CA.

I thought they were all on Castro Street.

34 posted on 12/02/2012 10:23:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Godzilla
lots of urban flooding and downed branches. Small creek by my house is the highest i’ve ever seen it at.

Current SF Bay Area weather map has flood watch posted everywhere _except_ Oakland,

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/

but Oakland is honeycombed with many urban creeks, the biggest of which have been shoved underground into culverts. It's only a matter of time before those culverts have had their fill and we start to see small lakes appearing at traffic intersections. I saw the makings of one of them yesterday. The "brook in the city" WILL be respected :).

35 posted on 12/02/2012 10:29:20 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Had storm drains actually have water flowing out of them because the system was so overloaded. Creek by my house has almost backed the water back up into the street via my drain again. however, the last band of heavy rain passing thru sacto now, clearing on the back side.

Heard Marin county had flash flood warnings through this afternoon.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 10:32:15 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: NormsRevenge

NOAA pecipitation outlook for the Bay Area from Dec-Feb is below normal...

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1


37 posted on 12/02/2012 10:56:15 AM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Carry_Okie

Glad you were not seriously in the worst of the rain and wind. Hugs all around.


38 posted on 12/02/2012 12:32:37 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Yup, it was a yawner.

M


39 posted on 12/02/2012 1:24:07 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Carry_Okie

We got about 3 inches total here the first was a piker,, a quarter at best, the second one was better , 1 and a half, last night ‘til now,, 1 and three quarter... the pool is definitely up.. and so are valley water rates.

howz the old dump truck doin’ 8-?


40 posted on 12/02/2012 1:45:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: socal_parrot
Thanks! Bike commuters will be glad to hear that.

Storm soaks Bay Area

41 posted on 12/02/2012 1:49:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2964535/posts

May plunge state into bankruptcy, if we’re lucky.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 2:05:51 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: NormsRevenge
howz the old dump truck doin’ 8-?

Running better than for several years. This year, I switched to silicone brake fluid, refinished the internal surface of the hydraulic cylinder and replaced the seals, and then added a crane, both for picking up heavy pieces and for drilling post holes.

43 posted on 12/02/2012 2:12:05 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Mike Darancette

It’s meteorological winter. Dec 1 to Feb 28/29.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2003/s2143.htm


44 posted on 12/02/2012 2:21:53 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Eye of Unk

made me cold just reading about it....but then I was laughing too so maybe I am a bad person after all. I grew up in the rockies and loved the snow and wind as a little one. Older now and just looking at the movie White Chritsmas can get my shivers going. Tell your boss.....nah never mind


45 posted on 12/02/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by Nifster
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