Skip to comments.California StormWatch thread: December 1st thru ? , 2012 (Phase #3 or is it #4 approaches)
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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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... ...
Keeping the hatches battened down as #3 approaches tonight in Sacto.
Flood warning issued for Napa River
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,
well this is suppose to be the worst of the three. sacto at about 4+ so far.
Sure wish some of it would come to Texas.
Is Obama on way for a photo op?
may be when enroute to hawaii
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
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.
Stay safe out there, CA Freepers!
Also, feel free to send some of that rain to Virginia-—we haven’t had any in months.
“Sure wish some of it would come to Texas.”
Georgia could use some, too.
Flood watch in effect central valley
High wind advisory
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Well, I will pray that the southern edge goes a bit further north and spares you.
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.
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.
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.
The North Coast wine country counties are in for it from what I see of he models.
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.
Amen to that. My rain gutter business sure could use the boost.
Obama, Do Something!!!! It’s pouring!!
We need to strike BACK!
Not winter yet.
But it is the rainy season...
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.
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...;})
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.
Tehema county is now under a flood warning.
N. Cal is getting hammered by strong gusty winds
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?
I thought they were all on Castro Street.
Current SF Bay Area weather map has flood watch posted everywhere _except_ Oakland,
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 :).
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.
NOAA pecipitation outlook for the Bay Area from Dec-Feb is below normal...
Glad you were not seriously in the worst of the rain and wind. Hugs all around.
Yup, it was a yawner.
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-?
California Is About To Get Pummeled With Rivers Of Rain (Like, Not Since 1861)
May plunge state into bankruptcy, if we’re lucky.
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.
It’s meteorological winter. Dec 1 to Feb 28/29.
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