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  • 2012 'Mayan' EOTW&StormWatch Thread - Merry CHRISTmas & HaPPy Holiday! Bundle Up&Be Safe Out There!

    12/21/2012 10:06:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Just a waste of bandwidth for some but Hey,, if you're stuck in a airport,, let us know how your holiday is going. Looks like the West Coast is about to get hammered again. Sizeable delays back to the blizzarding Midwest and beyond exist. Can the Christmas Holiday Season get any hairier for those traveling? Cjeck out what is spinning up off the West Coast and now pushing inland, a set of 3 more storms , time to batten the hatches, load the wood bins, and walk the dogs,. There's gonna be a lot more snow in the mountains in...
  • California StormWatch thread: December 1st thru ? , 2012 (Phase #3 or is it #4 approaches)

    12/01/2012 1:12:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Wunderground.com ^ | 12/1/12 | Severe Weather -Wunderground.com
    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?
  • CA: SoCal Flash Flood Warch for areas in Southern California

    03/20/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Sunday march 20, 3:00 pm | NWS
    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...
  • Socal: FLASH FLOOD WATCH--- & High Wind

    02/25/2011 2:50:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Feb 25, 2011 | NWS
    In effect until Saturday, Feb 26, 12:00 PM..FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS AND SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE.* FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING* A COLD PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH THE COLD FRONT PASSAGE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...THREE HOURLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD RANGE FROM ONE HALF TO ONE...
  • socal; FLASH FLOOD WATCH -- in effect until Saturday, Feb 19, 4:00 PM

    02/18/2011 1:53:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Accuweather ^ | FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2011 | NWS
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON......FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE...SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.* FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.* WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY. VERY STRONG LOW LEVEL FLOW...
  • CA: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - in effect until Friday, Feb 18, 6:00 AM

    02/17/2011 12:40:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Feb 17, 2011 | NWS
    ..ANOTHER STORM WILL ARRIVE LATE FRIDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY...AN UPPER LOW APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL BRING RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY. LOCAL STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS.ESTIMATED RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE 1 TO 1.50 INCHES COASTS AND VALLEYS WITH 1.50 TO 3.50 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS. THERE SHOULD BE ABOUT 0.40 TO 0.85 INCH IN THE HIGH DESERTS AND 0.25 TO 0.50 INCH IN THE LOW DESERTS. THERE COULD BE ISOLATED LARGER...
  • HIGH WIND WARNING for Southern California....full-fledged blizzard from Oklahoma to Illinois

    02/01/2011 1:15:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Tues Feb 1, 2011 | NWS
    Weather Advisories, Watches & Warnings HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST THURSDAY...A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST THURSDAY.* TIMING: TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS INCREASING LATE TONIGHT AND STRONGEST WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF STRONGER WIND GUSTS WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY MORNING.* WINDS: WINDS NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 85 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS: THE STRONG...
  • California Weather Troubles This Weekend (Santa Ana winds in Southern California )

    01/22/2011 6:29:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Jan 22, 2011; 1:49 PM ET | By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologis
    An area of high pressure that typically promotes calm weather will actually spell trouble for parts of California the rest of this weekend. The high will be the culprit behind dense fog returning to the state's Central Valley, as well as another Santa Ana wind event over Southern California.Both dangers will develop tonight and persist into Sunday, especially the first part of the day.The winds will gust between 45 and 65 mph with those highest gusts set to be recorded in the mountains.As is typical during any Santa Ana wind event, the strongest winds will howl across the mountains and...
  • Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’

    01/18/2011 12:34:12 PM PST · by americanophile · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | By Liz Goodwin
    A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake. It sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic action movie, but scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey warned federal and state emergency officials that California's geological history shows such...
  • CA: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ( Jan 1 2011) - in effect until Sunday, Jan 2, 3:45 AM

    01/01/2011 10:57:49 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Jan1, 2011 | NWS
    ...RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA LATE SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE SUNDAY AND LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY. MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL ON MONDAY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVELS OF MOISTURE THAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH RECENT STORMS. RAINFALL TOTALS WILL VARY BETWEEN LOCATIONS...BUT WILL RANGE FROM ABOUT ONE HALF INCH TO ONE INCH WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS...WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ON THE COASTAL SLOPES OF THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS. THE LOWER DESERTS WILL LIKELY GET A...
  • Hail, thunderstorms, powerful winds expected as new storm moves into L.A. Tuesday evening

    12/21/2010 11:41:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/21/10 | Robert J. Lopez and Hector Becerra
    Southern California was bracing for another powerful storm front Tuesday evening as a sixth straight day of rain brought dramatic rescues, flooded freeways and concerns about mudslides. According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers Tuesday will give way to heavy rain at night. Officials said the rain will continue into Wednesday with a chance of hail, high winds and thunderstorms. The weather service said the wind will be so strong in some mountain communities Wednesday morning that it could uproot trees. Gusts in some areas could top 65 mph. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,500 feet....
  • CA: FLASH FLOOD WATCH ( Southern California) in effect until Wednesday, Dec 22, 2:00 PM

    12/20/2010 12:30:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Monday, Dec 20, | NWS
    ..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS... COACHELLA VALLEY...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE... SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS... SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.* A LARGE PACIFIC PLUME OF MOISTURE AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAINS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR AREAS...
  • Blustery storms heading to Northern California (gonna get ugly wet the next few days or so Alert!)

    12/16/2010 12:41:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/16/10 | Kelli Zito
    A pair of blustery, soaking storms will stream into Northern California beginning Friday, bringing as much as 10 inches of rain south and east of the Bay Area by Christmas Day and setting up potentially difficult travel conditions for those escaping for the holidays. Though computer weather models differ on the exact trajectory and strength of the two separate weather systems, meteorologists are bracing for sizable amounts of rain and the possibility that some rivers might overrun their banks. "No matter how you slice it, it's going to be a significant weather event," said Rob Hartman, lead hydrologist with the...
  • SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    12/17/2010 7:42:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 170 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Friday December 17, 2010 | NWS
    STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL BRING HIGH RAIN AMOUNTS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...MOIST WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN WILL SEND A GREAT AMOUNT OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR MOST OF THE COMING WEEK. A SERIES OF WAVES WILL IMPACT THE REGION AND PERIODS OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED.FOR THIS WEEKEND...THE FOCUS OF THIS MOISTURE WILL BE FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO THE LOS ANGELES AREA...SO AREAS FARTHER SOUTH TOWARD SAN DIEGO WILL BE ON THE EDGE OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN AND WILL NOT GET QUITE AS MUCH. IN ADDITION...LOW LEVEL WINDS...
  • Special Weather Statement for Orange County Coastal Areas, CA

    11/18/2010 10:59:09 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 12:53 pm PST, Wed., Nov. 17, 2010 | NWS
    ... STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA LATE FRIDAY INTO MONDAY... A LARGE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL MOVE OVER SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AND A COUPLE OF IMPULSES WILL MOVE THROUGH THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE FIRST IMPULSE ROTATING AROUND THE MAIN TROUGH WILL MOVE THROUGH ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL LIKELY BRING RAIN... POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. A SECOND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COULD ENHANCE PRECIPITATION AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING MUCH COLDER WEATHER WITH LOCAL GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS. THE STRONGEST...
  • Special Weather Statement for Orange County Coastal Areas, CA ( Rain and Wind tonight )

    10/24/2010 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Weather Channel ^ | 2 am PDT, Sun., Oct. 24, 2010 | The National Weather Service San Diego, CA
    ... WET AND LOCALLY WINDY WEATHER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY... MOISTURE ENTRAINED FROM THE REMNANTS OF TYPHOON MEGI OVER THE WEST PACIFIC WILL MOVE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. A WEAK DISTURBANCE EMBEDDED IN STRENGTHENING NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL HELP LIFT OUR ALREADY DEEP MOIST LAYER TO PRODUCE AREAS OF RAIN OVER AND WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MAINLY BE OVER THE MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD RANGE FROM AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH ALONG THE COAST... TO ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH ON COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES. HOWEVER... AMOUNTS CLOSE...
  • Tornadoes strike central Plains ( Video )

    05/10/2010 6:44:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 893+ views
    CNN ^ | May 10, 630 pm | CNN
    CNN) -- A severe weather system spawned multiple tornadoes in the central Plains region Monday evening, including a massive twister recorded on video over Norman, Oklahoma, that caused severe damage and some injuries. Another tornado snaked through the sky above Yukon, Oklahoma, west of Oklahoma City, and residents in nearby states were being advised to seek cover as the storm system moved through the area.A third tornado was confirmed on the ground southwest of Wichita, Kansas, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. Other twisters were reported in Medford and Shawnee in Oklahoma, according to Albert Ashwood, director of the state...
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation: Tornado Outbreak

    04/24/2010 9:45:34 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 280 replies · 11,574+ views
    The Weather Channel ^ | 4-24-10 | Tim Ballisty
    A very serious situation is unfolding today as all the necessary ingredients are coming together for a destructive tornado outbreak. You can follow the latest news and developments throughout the day concerning this tornado outbreak on weather.com's News and Development's page. Several tornadoes are likely across the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Some of these tornadoes will be long-tracking, large tornadoes. It's just not MS and AL however, adjacent states including Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee will also be under the gun for powerful tornadoes, large hail and destructive winds. Some cities in the target zone today include Lexington (KY),...
  • CA: ...LATE SEASON STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK...

    04/19/2010 1:47:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 746+ views
    A COLD STORM ORIGINATING IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE DOWN THE COAST TODAY AND THEN TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS STORM WILL BRING RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
  • CA:LATE SEASON STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY...

    04/11/2010 2:37:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies · 1,460+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Sunday April 11, 2010 | NWS
    ...LATE SEASON STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY...A STORM SYSTEM WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL MOVE THROUGH EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY. THIS WILL BRING A PERIOD OF RAIN TO THE REGION AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS IN SOME AREAS. SNOW AND FOG WILL BE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS. UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER WILL OCCUR IN ALL AREAS.RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM ONE-HALF TO ONE INCH WEST OF THE MOUNTAINS WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES ON THE SOUTH AND WEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES. LOCAL AMOUNTS COULD EXCEED TWO INCHES ON THE...
  • 'Snow Hurricane' Hits East Coast with Blizzard, Rain, High Winds

    02/25/2010 7:52:41 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies · 1,626+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 25, 2010
    No! Please! Enough already! This winter stinks. We need a break! The massive storm brings a triple threat of rain, snow and wind. The eastern United States, already having a rough winter after a string of mild ones, has been warned to be ready for another storm -- and just where it will have the most effect is proving maddeningly difficult for forecasters to predict. A low-pressure system is slowly heading up the East Coast, mixing with another from the west. It is right on a boundary line for meteorologists. On one side is moist but relatively mild air from...
  • Rain Arrives in the West ( From the Olympics all the way down to Southern California )

    02/25/2010 4:40:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 483+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Feb 25, 2010; 4:58 PM ET | Kate Bilo and Ken Clark
    A strong storm slams into the West Coast tonight and tomorrow bringing heavy rain and mountain snow. Kate Bilo and Ken Clark discuss this powerful system.
  • Hurricane-Like Storm Aims for Pennsylvania to Maine Thursday, Friday

    02/23/2010 5:47:31 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 52 replies · 1,958+ views
    Accuweather.com ^ | 2/23/2010
    A powerful storm of historical proportions is aiming at much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will follow up to a foot and a half of snow through Wednesday over upstate New York and western New England. This second storm will be nothing short of a monster. Even in light of the blizzards earlier this winter that targeted the southern mid-Atlantic, this may be the one that people remember the most this winter in parts of New England and the northern mid-Atlantic. At its peak, the storm will deliver near hurricane-force wind gusts (74 mph) blinding snow falling at...
  • Two Storms for the West-Second the Strongest

    02/23/2010 4:15:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 863+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:13 PM | Ken Clark
    Two storms will effect the West from today through the weekend, the bigger of the two will be Friday and Saturday. This is especially true for the Southwest. These two storms can be easily seen on the Pacific satellite picture. Note that the second storm in the middle of the Pacific is tapping a rich moisture source north of Hawaii. Rain is already falling over the northern third of California on north and more occurs tonight while spreading slowly south. This is nothing more than the typical run of the mill rain and mountain snow producer. Not really a big...
  • Train of Storms Takes Aim at California First

    02/19/2010 3:27:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 842+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 2/19/2010 11:45 AM | Alex Sosnowski
    A train of storms is on the tracks in the Pacific Ocean, and it appears people in California and the Southwest will be waiting a long time for the caboose to pass. The onslaught will begin this weekend as two moderate storms roll ashore. In a singular sense, the storms will not have the power and the outcome of the storms in January. However, enough rain will fall to lead to urban flooding problems, mudslides and perhaps a few washouts. Enough snow is in store to again grace the Sierra and other ranges in the Southwest with heavy snow and...
  • CA: FLOOD WATCH ( Feb Storm heading to Southern California , Baja California )

    02/09/2010 12:26:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 574+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 400 AM PST TUE FEB 9 2010 | NWS
    FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ORANGE COUNTY...THE INLAND EMPIRE...ANDTHE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS BELOW 5000 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT... .A COLD...COMPACT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK SOUTHWARD JUST OFFTHE CALIFORNIA COAST TODAY...MOVING INLAND ACROSS NORTHERN BAJATONIGHT. THIS WILL BRING PERIODS OF LOCALLY MODERATE PRECIPITATIONTHROUGH TONIGHT WITH PERIODS OF HIGH INTENSITY RAINFALL FROMTHUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVIER SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOONTHROUGH TONIGHT.**************************************** PERIODS OF MODERATE RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT ON TOP OF SOIL NEARLY SATURATED FROM RECENT RAINFALL. PERIODS OF HIGH INTENSITY RAINFALL LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT FROM THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVIER SHOWERS COULD INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.
  • CA: Evacuations continue as officials scramble to clear debris basins ( Los Angeles )

    02/06/2010 9:12:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 1,177+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 6, 2010 | 6:29 p.m. | Victoria Kim, Ruben Vives and Nicole Santa Cruz
    Rivers of mud and debris damaged or destroyed dozens of homes as they cascaded down the hillsides of La Cañada Flintridge. Crews are racing to make room in catch basins before more rains arrive.A flash flood warning in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills damaged by the Station fire has been lifted and a second band of rain cells passed through the burn area without triggering more of the mudslides that damaged or destroyed 43 homes in La Cañada Flintridge, closed several roads in the Santa Monica Mountains and washed out portions of Angeles Crest Highway and Ortega Highway near Idyllwild....
  • Snow piles up, paralyzing nation's capital ('huddle at home' & out of the way of emergency crews)

    02/06/2010 7:08:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 328 replies · 9,287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity. Officials urged people to huddle at home and out of the way of emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history. A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more...
  • Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning (NWS Alert - warns of 20-30 inches of snowfall)

    02/05/2010 12:00:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 7,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Nafeesa Syeed - ap
    WASHINGTON – Shoppers jammed aisles and emptied stores of milk, bread and shovels Friday as a massive snowstorm blew into the Mid-Atlantic. Forecasters predicted a record 30 inches or more for the nation's capital, and authorities already were blaming the storm for the deaths of father-son Samaritans in Virginia. The region's second snow storm in less than two months could be "extremely dangerous," and heavy, wet snow and strong winds threatened to knock out power, the National Weather Service said. Flakes started falling around noon in Washington, where the federal government sent workers home early. The storm's wide swath and...
  • Washington D. C. - Special Weather Statement

    02/05/2010 1:01:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies · 1,110+ views
    NWS ^ | 1234 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2010 | NWS
    ...RECORD SNOWFALL FORECAST IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON DC REGION... ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS DEVELOPING TONIGHT... GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH VISIBILITIES FREQUENTLY FALLING BELOW ONE-QUARTER MILE DUE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT TO PRODUCE NEAR-BLIZZARD AND EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. TRAVEL IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED TONIGHT AND WILL BE VERY DANGEROUS. LOOKING BACK AT THE BIGGEST STORM OF RECORD FOR WASHINGTON DC... THE JANUARY 1922 KNICKERBOCKER STORM...28.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS PRODUCED FROM 3.02 INCHES OF LIQUID WATER. CURRENT FORECASTS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE TOTAL LIQUID FALLING FROM THIS STORM APPROACHING 3...
  • CA: FLOOD WATCH ( for Areas of Southern California )

    02/04/2010 8:46:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 577+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 726 PM PST THU FEB 4 2010 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    ..FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE...SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. * FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON * RAINFALL RATES COULD EXCEED ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES DURING THE STORM...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTH FACING SLOPES AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCAL FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS...AND PERIODS OF...
  • Heavy snow, ice bury southern Plains, head east - STORMWATCH - 01/29/2010

    01/29/2010 4:25:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 661+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Eric Schelzig - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southeastern states were bracing Friday as snow began to fall from a storm that has already toppled Midwestern power lines, closed major highways, buried parts of the southern Plains in heavy ice and snow and left tens of thousands of people in the dark. Snow and sleet began falling Friday in Tennessee, .. ... Mark Rose, a forecaster .. "a major winter storm for this part of the country — heck, for any part of it." The storm left 13 inches of snow in the northern Texas Panhandle, .. Heavy ice brought down electrical lines and trees...
  • CA: Less Potent, Yet Troublesome Storm Targets California ( Tuesday Afternoon )

    01/25/2010 9:15:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 670+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 1/25/2010 12:20 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    While a storm rolling in from the Pacific Ocean is much weaker than most storms that hit last weekend, it can cause some rain and snow-related problems in California and the Southwest into Tuesday. Traffic slow-downs and flight delays are expected. The ground is still saturated over much of the region and in some cases hillsides remain unstable. Additional rainfall on the order of 1 to 2 inches in some areas can lead to flooding problems and mudslides. Locally heavier amounts of rain on the hillsides are a possibility. Heavy snow is in store for the mountains. However, snow levels...
  • CA: Officials: Threat Of Mudslides Still Looms ( Last storm lingers over Los Angeles yet)

    01/22/2010 8:52:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies · 1,552+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 22, 2010 7:46 am US/Pacific | CBS
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (CBS) ― [Storm-battered Southern California is beginning to dry out after a wild week of storms that flooded streets, spawned at least a few tornados, and left a trail of damage, but mudslides could still be a concern, but with predictions for more showers Friday, the supersaturated ground threatened to send damaging debris downhill. Officials have said the risk of mudslides can last up to 72hours after the rains have stopped. Hundreds of evacuees forced from homes in foothill communities are expected to learn sometime Friday whether it's safe for them to return home. Authorities said...
  • Drought-busting El Niño has come to town

    01/21/2010 10:32:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 830+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/20/10 | Kevin Fagan
    SAN FRANCISCO -- El Niño is officially here. Finally. Miserable commutes, howling winds, flooding streams, closed schools - this week's storms have had all the nasty punishments the famed weather pattern was supposed to bring, but hadn't so far this winter. Thunder-filled skies dumped more than an inch of rain in most Bay Area locations for the third consecutive day Wednesday, and by the time everyone was able to see clearly through the car windshield again in the evening, the verdict was clear. "It was looking more like El No-show than El Niño a couple of months ago, but there's...
  • CA: L.A.'s latest storm brings heavy flooding ( Storm #3 Wed #4 arrives tomorrow )

    01/20/2010 10:38:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies · 1,260+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 21, 2010 | Ann M. Simmons, Rong-Gong Lin II and Jeff Gottlieb
    Traffic is a nightmare, with portions of the 710 and 405 freeways inundated by several feet of water and the Grapevine and Cajon Pass closed by snow. Evacuations are ordered for more than 1,000 homes.The third day of an intense series of winter storms brought widespread flooding, huge waves and more evacuations throughout Southern California, with another powerful front expected to hit this morning. Wednesday's storm lacked the dramatic tornado conditions of Tuesday's, but it dropped significantly more rain. Streets from San Pedro to Sunland flooded. And the afternoon commute turned into a nightmare when portions of the 405 and...
  • Storm moves ashore as (So. Calif) officials brace for mudslides, coastal flooding

    01/20/2010 1:26:50 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies · 893+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | LA Times
    A powerful new storm was pushing ashore this morning as officials prepared for more mudslides and coastal flooding. According to the National Weather Service, today's storm -- the third in as many days -- is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain in the L.A. basin and valley areas and 3 to 4 inches in foothill and mountain areas. The brunt of the storm is supposed to hit around noon. Officials issued a flash flood watch and thunderstorm warning for the region, forecasting sustained rainfall and fierce winds. Forecasters say the strongest drenching could occur Thursday, with up...
  • CA: Storm pounds Southland, flooding streets and homes

    01/19/2010 10:14:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,200+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | 7:27 p.m. | Paloma Esquivel, My-Thuan Tran and Jeff Gottlieb
    A Huntington Beach police officer checks out an SUV that winds blew onto its side in the parking lot of Peter's Landing Marina in Huntington Harbour. No one was in the vehicle when it tipped over. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times / January 19, 2010)The second of four rainstorms forecast for Southern California pummeled the coast this afternoon, with gale-force winds and at least one tornado lifting boats in Orange County 30 to 50 feet, causing serious flooding across the region and promoting a new round of evacuations. But forecasters said the worst is yet to come, in the...
  • Tornado warning in Los Angeles and Orange counties

    01/19/2010 3:00:04 PM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies · 800+ views
    LOS ANGELES — A storm moving through Central and Southern California has brought high winds, waves and lightning, prompting a tornado warning and pier closures. Los Angeles County firefighters report minor street and building flooding in some areas of Los Angeles County on Tuesday but there are no reports of major damage or injuries. Officials shut down piers in Ventura, Seal Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach because of 15-foot waves. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for south-central Los Angeles County because of a fast-moving thunderstorm. That warning expired at 1:15, but one...
  • Tornado warning issued for parts of L.A. as big storm moves in

    01/19/2010 1:25:41 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 87 replies · 2,015+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 19, 2010 | Paloma Esquivel, Cathleen Decker,Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankstein,Tony Barboza
    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the South Los Angeles, Long Beach and Whittier areas as a powerful new storm moves ashore. The warning is expected to be in place for at least 45 minutes. Radar shows heavy rain falling in Long Beach, with the storm moving in at 35 mph to the northeast. There were also reports of thunder and lightning across the region. Forecasters said the storm was capable of producing a tornado, but there was no evidence at this time that any tornadoes have developed on land. [Updated at 1:03 p.m.: The tornado...
  • CA: 4 Teens Rescued From Victorville Storm Drain ( In the High Desert )

    01/19/2010 8:22:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 390+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 18, 2010 5:31 pm US/Pacific | AP
    <p>VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - uthorities have rescued four teenagers trapped by rising water in a Southern California storm drain as powerful rains pounded the region.</p> <p>Victorville police say one of the teens called police Monday and said they were hanging from a ladder leading to a manhole cover, but did not know their exact location.</p>
  • CA: 64 Homes Evacuated In La Canada Flintridge (Los Angeles Area)

    01/18/2010 4:37:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 817+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 18, 2010 4:18 pm US/Pacific
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 All the catch basins designed to keep mud and debris from sliding downhill are full. CBS Related Stories Command Post Established For Storm Emergencies(1/19/2010) Authorities have ordered the evacuation of 64 homes in the Paradise Valley area of La Canada Flintridge. Another 42 homeowners were told to be ready to leave if necessary. The neighborhood was scarred by last summer's massive wildfire and officials aren't taking chances as heavy rains continue to pound the area.
  • California Storminess- Shades of El Nino

    01/16/2010 12:55:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 165 replies · 2,484+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:52 PM | Senior Forecaster Jim Andrews.
    An upcoming week of stormy weather in California and much of the West will hearken back to many an El Nino-powered winter from years past. To begin with, storm track will set up farther south than usual. Add to this that storms that will line up in a series that could number at least five, will tend to be quite strong. Now, into the fray of back-to-back storms will waft plenty of tropical moisture bolstered by flow off El Nino-warmed equatorial seas. Such are the makings for flooding rain and mudslides, deep mountain snows and thunderous surf.
  • California Gets Slammed Next Week ( Stormwatch starts Now -Rainy Season starts with heavy Rains )

    01/15/2010 11:55:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 103 replies · 3,360+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 2:22 PM | Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.
    California will be hit hard by an onslaught of major storms next week. This is a big deal, folks. Something we haven't seen the likes of in quite some time. Powerful ocean storms are going to play tag with tropical moisture all week long, and quite a bit of that moisture will be pumped into the West Coast. California will probably get the worst of it, but the storms will produce rain all the way to British Columbia. Along the California coast and all windward-facing slopes, rainfall totals could easily exceed a half foot by the end of the week....
  • Storms forecast for fire-scarred area

    12/05/2009 7:32:20 PM PST · by lainie · 31 replies · 825+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12-5-2009
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Two storms appeared to be on course Friday to hit Southern California next week with potentially heavy rainfall that could unleash floods of mud and debris-laden water from wildfire burn areas into adjacent communities. The National Weather Service said the exact tracks of the storms and rainfall amounts were still uncertain, but it was likely that rain would fall over the region on Monday and possibly through the week until Friday. There was a possibility showers could arrive as early as Sunday night, the NWS said. A major area of concern is the string of Los...
  • SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ...STRONG PACIFIC STORM TO BRING HIGH SURF...GUSTY WINDS...AND RAIN...

    10/12/2009 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 111 replies · 3,317+ views
    Accuweather ^ | MON OCT 12 2009 302 AM PDT | NWS SAN DIEGO CA
    A STRONG PACIFIC STORM MOVING THROUGH NORTHERN AND CENTRALCALIFORNIA LATE TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY WILL BRING SOMEIMPACTS TO EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA. THE STORM WILL GENERATE A LARGE WEST SWELL WHICH WILL MOVE THROUGHTHE COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BRINGING HIGH SURF TOEXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES WITH SOME BREAKERS EXCEEDING 10 FEETPOSSIBLE. THIS SURF WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS. OTHER IMPACTS MAY EXTEND INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERNCALIFORNIA WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE AS FAR SOUTHAS THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS AND STRONG...GUSTY WINDS POSSIBLEIN MOUNTAIN AND DESERT AREAS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. ANYMODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL COULD CAUSE MUD AND...
  • Tornadic Storms Shifting into Northwest Georgia, Possibly Atlanta Later

    04/10/2009 1:33:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 793+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 4/10/2009 4:05 PM | Andrew Ulrich
    As of mid-afternoon, a line of tornadic thunderstorms was moving through eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama. At least one tornado touched down in Murfreesboro, Tenn. killing at least 2 people and injuring 13 others. 3 neighborhoods were heavily damaged and an elementary school had its roof destroyed. As of 2:25 P.M. CDT, Interstate 24 in central Tennessee was backed up near Murfreesboro due to a tractor-trailor crash possibly caused by the tornado. Many tornado warnings remain in effect from south-central Kentucky through central Tennessee and now, northern Alabama. These powerful thunderstorms will shift to far eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia...
  • A Very Bad Tornado Outbreak Underway (Tenn area- Video from Accuweather)

    04/10/2009 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 1,932+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Friday, April 10, 2009 1:57 PM | Henry Margusity
    Large outbreak...of super size storms.
  • CA: Two Storms This Week

    04/07/2009 1:43:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 598+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Monday, April 06, 2009 1:30 PM | Ken Clark Accuweather
    Two storms are destined for the West this week, the first mainly for California, parts of the Southwest and the interior Great Basin. The second will deliver precipitation from north to south but will again be especially aimed at California then the interior Great Basin. Neither of these storms are destined to be big precipitation producers for the West, but the second probably has more than the first. The satellite picture from Monday afternoon shows that first storm swirling quite nicely west of central California.
  • CA: ( SoCAL) SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT - .A BRIEF RETURN TO WINTER THIS WEEKEND...

    03/21/2009 12:12:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 864+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 505 PM PDT FRI MAR 20 2009 | NWS San Diego
    A PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE RAPIDLY SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIALATE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...BRINGING SHOWERS...WITH SNOW TO THEMOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS AND AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURESWELL BELOW NORMAL. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTEDWITH THE COLD FRONTAL RAIN BAND LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.AROUND 1/4 TO 1/2 AN INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE COASTAL ANDVALLEY AREAS...UP TO ABOUT 3/4 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THEMOUNTAINS...AND UP TO 1/10 OF AN INCH OF RAIN IN THE DESERTS. SNOWABOVE 6000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SUNDAY. UP TO6 INCHES OF SNOW...