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  • Significant California Storm ( Raining Cats and Dogs by Long Beach)

    02/16/2009 9:11:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies · 1,358+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Updated: Monday, February 16, 2009 11:47 AM | AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Randy Adkins.
    Heavy rain and mountain snows will shift southward over California Monday as a strong winter storm drifts toward shore. The focus for drenching rain Monday will be in Southern California, from greater Los Angeles to San Diego. Amounts through Monday here will be a widespread 1-2 inches, with rainfall to 4 inches inundating the mountains and foothills, particularly the southward-facing slopes. Flooding is likely with this event, and mudslides possible, especially in recent burn areas. Some roads may become blocked with debris or completely washed out, and drivers should exercise caution. Gusty winds will further complicate matters, downing trees...
  • Coast-to-Coast Storm Impacts Next Week

    02/14/2009 8:23:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 2,027+ views
    The latest storm to hit California with heavy rain and mountain snow this weekend will have far-reaching effects across the country next week. This storm has the potential to spark another round of severe storms in the southern Plains and Deep South and spread a swath of heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast.
  • CA: California Storm Parade

    02/13/2009 11:32:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 885+ views
    AccuWeather ^ | Friday, February 13, 2009 9:24 AM | AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski
    Image will change as time progresses:***************EXCERPT ******************* The latest system riding the train of Pacific storms will press over the Southwest through tonight, delivering more welcome rain and mountain snow. A period of rain will spread from north to south across California, reaching Los Angeles by the afternoon. Rain will not fall heavily enough to cause flash flooding in most areas. However, the areas burned by wildfires last year could be the exception. The northern and central Sierra will bear the brunt of the storm's snowfall. Over a foot of snow will make travel through the passes extremely treacherous. Ski...
  • SOCAL: UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...( Caps from NWS San Diego )

    02/05/2009 12:55:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 698+ views
    Accuweather ^ | THU FEB 5 2009 1000 AM PST | NWS
    Following is an EXCERPT******************************A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY. THESE WILLBRING MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ANDPOSSIBLY THUNDERSTORMS. THERE WILL ALSO BE SNOW AT THE HIGHERELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY THIS WEEKEND. THE FIRST COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIATHIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ARE ALREADY OCCURRINGAHEAD OF IT OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT ARE FORECAST TORANGE FROM A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH OVER THE COASTS AND VALLEYS TOAN INCH ON THE COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES....
  • CA: WEATHER MESSAGE - .HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

    01/08/2009 11:18:33 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 798+ views
    Accuweather ^ | THU JAN 8 2009 1006 AM PST | NWS San Diego
    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA1006 AM PST THU JAN 8 2009 CAZ042-050-056-058-082200-/O.EXA.KSGX.HW.A.0001.090109T2000Z-090112T0200Z/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-1006 AM PST THU JAN 8 2009 ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAYAFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WINDWATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAYAFTERNOON. GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS HIGHPRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE GREAT BASIN. THE SANTA ANA WINDS WILLCONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS THROUGH ANDBELOW MOUNTAIN CANYONS AND PASSES WHERE WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS...
  • CA: FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS BELOW 6000 FEET...

    12/23/2008 8:11:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies · 1,099+ views
    Accuweather ^ | TUE DEC 23 2008 134 PM PST | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA134 PM PST TUE DEC 23 2008 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY FOR THEMOUNTAINS BELOW 6000 FEET AND FOR BURN AREAS IN COASTAL ANDVALLEY AREAS... .A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING PERIODS OF HEAVYRAINFALL BELOW 6000 FEET AT TIMES WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. CAZ042-048-057-241030-/O.CON.KSGX.FF.A.0018.081225T0200Z-081225T2000Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-134 PM PST TUE DEC 23 2008 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENINGTHROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING...
  • CA: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT... (UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA)

    12/21/2008 9:53:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1,242+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 746 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2008 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    ..UNSETTLED WEATHER THIS WEEK... A COUPLE OF PACIFIC STORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA NEXTWEEK. THIS WILL BRING UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH PERIODS OF RAIN ANDMOUNTAIN SNOW. THE FIRST SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL MOVE THROUGHMONDAY WITH RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW. SHOWERS WILL LINGER INTOTUESDAY. MOST OF THE COLD AIR WILL INITIALLY REMAIN TO THE NORTHEASTWITH THE LOCAL SNOW LEVELS 5500 TO 6500 FT MONDAY THEN LOWERING TOBETWEEN 4000 AND 4500 FT TUESDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD RANGE FROM ABOUT HALF NEAR THE COAST TO ABOUTAN INCH ON THE LOWER COASTAL MOUNTAIN SLOPES. UP TO ABOUT A THIRD OFAN INCH IS EXPECTED...
  • CA: URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NWS San Diego

    12/17/2008 12:24:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 107 replies · 1,908+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 816 AM PST WED DEC 17 2008 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-816 AM PST WED DEC 17 2008 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... 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...SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS...SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. * THROUGH THIS EVENING * HEAVY RAINFALL COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. * A...
  • CA: FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT--- NWS San Diego - Southern California

    12/15/2008 8:20:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    FLASH FLOOD STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 CAC059-065-071-151715-/O.CON.KSGX.FF.W.0054.000000T0000Z-081215T1715Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/SAN BERNARDINO CA-RIVERSIDE CA-ORANGE CA-802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 ...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM PST FOR THYEFREEWAY BURN AREA IN NORTH CENTRAL ORANGE...EXTREME NORTHWESTERNRIVERSIDE AND EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES... AT 800 AM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TOINDICATE RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...MOVING ACROSS THE FREEWAY COMPLEX.HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT FOR FLOODING OR DEBRISFLOWS THROUGH 9 15 AM. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO YORBALINDA...AND PORTIONS OF BREA AND ANAHEIM. URGENT...
  • Southern California Storm Watch

    11/25/2008 8:50:51 PM PST · by al baby · 194 replies · 2,318+ views
    Today | Self
    Well its raining here in Southern California We are on flood watch in the Burn areas more to follow
  • CA: SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ( NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA)

    11/23/2008 11:25:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 1,781+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 845 AM PST SUN NOV 23 2008 | NWS staff
    ...WET WEATHER TO IMPACT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK... A SERIES OF STORMS WILL EFFECT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK...BRINGING MUCH COOLER WEATHER...PERIODS OF RAIN...WITH SNOW IN THEMOUNTAINS. GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP AT TIMES. THE FIRST STORM SHOULD ARRIVE TUESDAY...AND CONTINUE INTOWEDNESDAY. THIS STORM COULD TAP INTO SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE...WITHTHE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVIER RAIN AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN RECENTLY BURNEDAREAS. SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE AT RESORT LEVELS. THERE IS A SMALL POSSIBILITY THAT A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS COULD LINGERINTO THANKSGIVING DAY AS THE COOL...UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES. A SECOND STORM MAY MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. THEREIS STILL QUITE A BIT...
  • Raging fire forces evacuation of Sierra Madre homes

    04/27/2008 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 70+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 27, 2008 | David Pierson and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    A wildfire in the Sierra Madre foothills swelled to 230 to 270 acres early this morning, forcing the evacuation of at least 100 homes and drawing hundreds of firefighters from around the region. The fire was moving southwest in remote brush at 1 a.m. today, and containment was not expected for two to three days, said Elisa Weaver, spokeswoman for the city of Sierra Madre. Warm, dry weather is predicted for the fire area this morning, with winds gusting to 15 miles to 20 miles an hour before slowing this evening, the National Weather Service reported.
  • SoCal: URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH ...NWS Alert!

    02/23/2008 1:39:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 145 replies · 160+ views
    AccuWeather ^ | 1224 PM PST SAT FEB 23 2008 | NWS
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTEDFLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA1224 PM PST SAT FEB 23 2008 ...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY... .A STRONG PACIFIC STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE PERIODS OFMODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. PEAK RAINFALLRATES OF ONE HALF UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE LATETONIGHT AND SUNDAY. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ON ALREADY SATURATEDGROUND FROM THE PREVIOUS STORMS WILL INCREASE THE FLOOD THREAT.THE BURN AREAS WILL BE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASHFLOODING...MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS. CAZ042-043-240430-/O.EXA.KSGX.FF.A.0004.080224T0600Z-080225T0200Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-1224 PM PST SAT FEB 23 2008 ...FLASH FLOOD...
  • CA: January storms pile up snow in Sierra, survey finds

    01/31/2008 2:32:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 81+ views
    Examiner ^ | Jan 31, 2008 1:59 PM | The Associated Press.
    ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (Map, News) - A month of relentless storms has left the Sierra snowpack well above its average depth, a welcome change from last year's dry winter and a positive sign for summertime water deliveries to farms and cities.In the northern Sierra Nevada, just south of Lake Tahoe, the state Department of Water Resources measured the snow Thursday at 73.1 inches deep. That's 123 percent of what is typically expected this time of year.The average snowpack along the entire 400-mile-long range was 111 percent of normal, well above the amount measured during the first seasonal snow survey earlier...
  • CA: Avalanches claim another victim - More rain and snow tonight for Southern California

    01/26/2008 12:25:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 129 replies · 465+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 0:19 AM PST, January 26, 2008 | Victoria Kim, James Ricci and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County Fire Department's urban search and rescue team gets ready to take part in a search last night at the Mountain High ski resort. The body of a Santa Monica man is found near Wrightwood, the third such death. A new round of storms is expected to hit the Southland tonight. third person was found dead today near Wrightwood at the Mountain High ski resort in the San Gabriel Mountains after avalanches hit the area on Friday. Searchers discovered the man, described only as from Santa Monica and in his 60s,...
  • Wintry storm continues to blast Southern California

    01/25/2008 9:32:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 75+ views
    A powerful winter storm that unleashed a thick blanket of mountain snow, heavy rain and at least one tornado pounded Southern California for a fifth straight day Friday. Some areas had received more rain in the storm than they did the entire year before, National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Meier said, though experts said the moisture would do little to improve local water supplies. By Friday morning, Long Beach Airport had received 2.76 inches of rain, compared to 2.1 inches over the previous 12 months, Meier said. Downtown Los Angeles had received 2.54 inches and Gibraltar Dam near Santa Barbara...
  • CA: A snowed-in Southland - The I-5 closed at the Grapevine

    01/25/2008 1:56:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 98 replies · 2,630+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 25, 2008 | Amanda Covarrubias and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times Angie Armenta of Upland emerges from a snowbank after sledding down a hill on Mt. Baldy. Travelers are trapped at the Grapevine; I-5 is shut indefinitely. More snow, rain on the way. A fierce winter storm left the Southland's mountain regions battered and snow-crusted Thursday, and hundreds of motorists found themselves stranded along Interstate 5 in the Tejon Pass after public safety officials ordered the key artery closed indefinitely as they braced for yet another icy tempest. Frustrated commuters and truckers spent Wednesday night and Thursday morning trapped in the notorious Grapevine area north...
  • CA: One-Two Punch for California - Weather Punch that is....Rain and Snow...on the way

    01/23/2008 2:36:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 155+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:25 PM | Meteorologist John Kocet
    One-Two Punch for California ******************************************** Central and Southern California are getting hit now, and another storm will impact the area Friday and Saturday. Currently, snow is falling in the central and southern Sierra Nevada, and also in the Sierra Madre, San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains. Elevations above 4,000 feet can expect up to 1 foot of snow before the storm subsides Thursday. The storm that hits this weekend will impact roughly the same area with similar weather conditions. If anything, the rain and snow in central and Southern California this weekend will be somewhat heavier than what is falling...
  • High winds whip Southern California

    01/17/2008 11:05:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 52+ views
    Gale-force winds downed power lines and toppled trees in Southern California, briefly trapping motorists and leaving thousands without power, officials said Thursday. Cold winds from the north prompted warnings about gusts through the afternoon. The winds could remain strong at times through Saturday, said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service. An 83 mph gust - the equivalent of a Category One hurricane - was recorded in La Crescenta on the southern side of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Fernando Valley. Similar wind speeds were recorded in Angeles National Forest, northeast of Los Angeles. Gusts of 74 mph...
  • CA: Details of Serious, Damaging Santa Ana - NWS says offshore winds again...

    01/15/2008 7:39:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 73 replies · 64+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Ken Clark
    As I said yesterday, the coming Santa Ana for southern California is going to rival the strongest one of the season. Today it looks no different to me and remains very impressive looking. While eyes in many parts of the country are on cold, rain and snow ( it is winter you know) perhaps the most serious weather event that will occur in the Nation over the next 48 hours will occur in southern California. Most people know the areas that get these winds, but I will list them once again. Of primary threat will be all mountain areas, the...
  • California faces Sierra blizzard, heavy rains in trio of storms

    01/03/2008 4:33:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 490+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/3/08 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    Californians braced Thursday for back-to-back weekend storms that could bring more than a foot of rain to mudslide-prone canyons denuded by the fall wildfires, dump up to 10 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada and buffet the state with hurricane-force winds. The first in a trio of storms began with sprinkles along Northern California coast, but the heaviest precipitation - and possibly the most rain Southern California has seen in three years - was expected Friday night and Saturday. Forecasters issued a rare blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada, with up to 10 feet of snow expected in some...
  • Special Weather Statement Los Angeles / SW California (Flash Flood Watch 6 TO 12 inch Mtn....)

    01/03/2008 5:10:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 61 replies · 338+ views
    Accuweather ^ | THU JAN 3 2008 1:32 PM PST | NWS
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTEDFLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA132 PM PST THU JAN 3 2008 ...A STRONG STORM WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL TO SOUTHWESTCALIFORNIA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY... .A POWERFUL PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAFRIDAY AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY. THE GREATEST RAINFALL WILLOCCUR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...THEN RAIN WILL DECREASE AND TAPEROFF TO SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-040500-/O.NEW.KSGX.FF.A.0001.080105T0200Z-080106T0200Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-132 PM PST THU JAN 3 2008 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH...
  • ...WET AND WINDY WEATHER HEADING FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEKEND... Jan 2, 2008

    01/02/2008 9:16:33 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 223+ views
    Accuweather ^ | TUE JAN 1 2008 913 PM PST | NWS
    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA913 PM PST TUE JAN 1 2008 CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-022200-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-800 PM PST TUE JAN 1 2008 ...WET AND WINDY WEATHER HEADING FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THISWEEKEND... A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL RACE ACROSS THE PACIFIC AND IMPACTCALIFORNIA BEGINNING ON THURSDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE WEEKEND. ATTHE SAME TIME THE POLAR JET STREAM WILL PROGRESSIVELY MOVE SOUTH...WHICH WILL BRING PACIFIC MOISTURE...
  • Sierra could be in for potent storms (up to 5 to 10 feet of snow)

    12/31/2007 5:36:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 93 replies · 291+ views
    RENO, Nev. – If everything lines up just right, the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe ski resorts could be in for some rough but welcome weather in the days ahead. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for the region beginning Thursday through the weekend. Forecasters on Monday predicted snow totals in the range of 5 to 10 feet along the Sierra crest, with about 2 feet around Lake Tahoe. Three storm systems are approaching the region and forecasters said they will be accompanied by strong winds that could create blizzard conditions. Rain is likely at first...
  • CA: GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS MONDAY AND TUESDAY... ( Dec 31, 2007 and New Years Day, Jan 1 , 2008)

    12/29/2007 2:12:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 283+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 015 AM PST SAT DEC 29 2007 | NWS
    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA1015 AM PST SAT DEC 29 2007 CAZ042-043-048-050-055>058-060>062-301200-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS-COACHELLA VALLEY-SAN DIEGO COUNTY DESERTS-1015 AM PST SAT DEC 29 2007 ...GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS MONDAY AND TUESDAY... SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVING FROM NEVADA TO UTAH WILL CAUSE LOCALSTRONG GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDSWILL BE THROUGH AND BELOW MOUNTAIN CANYONS AND PASSES. GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SUNDAY...
  • CA: HIGH WIND WATCH .. SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AND high Tides AREAS OF COASTAL ORANGE COUNTY...

    12/23/2007 9:57:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 97+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 925 PM PST SUN DEC 23 2007 | NWS
    FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA925 PM PST SUN DEC 23 2007 ...HIGH WIND WATCH FOR ALL THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS OFSOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AND ADJACENT AREAS OF COASTAL ORANGE COUNTYFROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... .SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING A PERIODOF STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS LATE CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMASDAY. CAZ042-241400-/O.CON.KSGX.HW.A.0012.071225T0800Z-071225T2200Z/ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-925 PM PST SUN DEC 23 2007 ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHTTHROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHTTHROUGH...
  • CA: Flood fears fizzle as storm wanes

    12/19/2007 9:20:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 69+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8:01 AM PST, December 19, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    With the worst of the latest storm over, the National Weather Service lifted flood watches this morning in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. The watches, which began early Tuesday, focused on canyons and other areas at risk for mudslides after the recent wildfires. But no major flooding was reported overnight after the storm turned out to be more gentle than expected, the weather service said. Nearly 4 inches of rainfall had been recorded in the Los Angeles County mountains as of this morning, said Jamie Meier, a meteorologist with the agency in Oxnard. Minor flooding occurred in some areas,...
  • Storm Could Make For a Soggy Evening Commute(Heads Up Southern Californians)

    12/18/2007 5:26:42 PM PST · by kellynla · 17 replies · 180+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 18, 2007 | Paloma Esquivel
    A storm rolling in from the Gulf of Alaska could dump as much as 8 inches of snow in Los Angeles County mountains overnight, weather forecasters said this afternoon. A snow and blowing snow advisory for Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains is in effect now until 8 a.m. Wednesday, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Blowing snow propelled by gusty winds could make it difficult for drivers to see, he said.
  • CA: California Watches and Warnings - Socal flash flood warnings

    12/18/2007 11:38:47 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 89+ views
    Accuweather ^ | TUE DEC 18 2007 1033 AM PST | NWS
    FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA1033 AM PST TUE DEC 18 2007 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ORANGE COUNTY AND THE MOUNTAINS OFSOUTHWEST SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FOR THIS AFTERNOON THROUGHWEDNESDAY MORNING...MAINLY IN AND BELOW RECENTLY BURNED AREAS ANDON STEEP TERRAIN... .A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TONIGHT.BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS FORECAST TO FALL DURING THISTIME PERIOD. LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN IS FORECAST FOR THE AFTERNOON...WITHMODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING DURING THE EVENING THROUGH EARLYWEDNESDAY MORNING. THE GROUND IS EXPECTED TO BECOME SATURATED BYTHIS EVENING...AND EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OCCURRING LATER MAY PRODUCEFLASH FLOODING. MUD AND DEBRIS...
  • CA: Winds, dry conditions, temperature prompt red flag warning

    12/04/2007 11:53:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 63+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 12/04/2007 07:24:36 AM PST | From staff and wire reports
    LOS ANGELES - A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire was in effect in parts of the Southland today because of strong and gusty offshore winds combined with very dry conditions and warm temperatures. The warning issued by the National Weather Service was scheduled to remain in effect through tomorrow morning in the mountains of Los Angeles County -- including the Santa Monica Recreational Area -- and the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Clarita Valley and the coastal valleys of Ventura County. NWS forecasters said areas in the warning zone would be swept by winds of between...
  • CA: Red flag warnings issued as Santa Anas return Nov 23,2007

    11/23/2007 9:50:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 149+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8:38 AM PST, November 23, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Fire-prone areas will also be subject to parking restrictions. State and federal crews are on standby. Dry conditions and a return of Santa Ana winds prompted red flag warnings from the National Weather Service today for Los Angeles and six other Southern California Counties, an indication of added fire risks. The warnings take effect at noon in mountain areas of L.A., Orange, Kern, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino and Ventura counties and are expected to last until 6 p.m. Sunday. Winds of up to 75 mph are expected. Warnings were also issued for coastal areas, where gusts of up to...
  • California Weather - STRONG DAMAGING SANTA ANA WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

    10/19/2007 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 251+ views
    Accuweather ^ | FRI OCT 19 2007 237 AM PDT | NWS
    .A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING INLAND THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN WILL BRING STRONG GUSTY WINDS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS SATURDAY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY STRONG SANTA ANA WINDS FOR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY WITH WEAKER SANTA ANA WINDS CONTINUING AT TIMES MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO BE A STRONG SANTA ANA EVENT FOR SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS IN THE WINDIER LOCATIONS THROUGH AND BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS. THE STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CAZ055-192200- /O.NEW.KSGX.WI.Y.0026.071020T1800Z-071021T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KSGX.HW.A.0009.071021T0700Z-071023T0100Z/ SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY...
  • KS: Survivor found in aftermath of deadly tornado ~ AP Report ~ not much detail

    05/07/2007 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 460+ views
    kfvs12.com ^ | May 7, 2007 04:42 PM | Associated Press
    GREENSBURG, Ks. -- Officials in Greensburg, Kansas say searchers have found someone alive in the rubble.The discovery comes more than two days after a powerful tornado largely obliterated the town.A spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol says the person was found late yesterday. No other details are immediately available.
  • CA: Southern Cal Storm -- Strongest of Season? ~ They are promising rain ....

    04/19/2007 5:45:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies · 1,424+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:28 PM | AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.
    ********************************************* The latest Pacific storm to cross California will dip southeastward on its way inland Friday and Friday night bringing significant rainfall to central and even Southern California. Indeed, in Southern California, where the winter water season has been one of the driest on record, there is potential for this storm to leave the highest one-day rainfall since the rainy season begin in October. In Los Angeles, a paltry 0.42 of an inch on February 11 was the highest daily rainfall tally. This storm is showing good potential to deliver widespread amounts of one-half of an inch or more with...
  • Large Waves Batter El Salvador, Mexico ~ Coming to California Beaches ...

    04/10/2007 7:05:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 1,107+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 10, 2007 at 18:30:4 PDT | DIEGO MENDEZ Associated Press Writer
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - Unusually high Pacific waves battered beaches from El Salvador to Mexico and carried people out to sea, prompting authorities in some places to order swimmers out of the water Tuesday. At least two people were killed. Waves topping 10 feet swept away a dozen swimmers near La Libertad on Monday, 10 of whom were plucked from the water by boats and a helicopter, Green Cross emergency worker Jose Larin said. A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were killed. El Salvador's government advised people "to avoid swimming at our beaches due to the risk,"...
  • Potent West Coast Storm ~ Snow in the NW and High Winds in SouthernCalifornia

    03/26/2007 8:48:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 1,007+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Updated: Monday, March 26, 2007 9:49 AM EST | NWS - Accuweather
    A potent Pacific storm system moving into the West today will produce widespread rain and mountain snow. An area of low pressure will move ashore near the Oregon/California border and will continue to move to the east. Rain and showers will spread into the region by early afternoon before reaching Southern California tonight. Snow will fall in the Sierra Nevada, and as the storm moves inland, additional cold air will move into the West. This cold air will lower snow levels, allowing rain to change to snow in parts of Oregon and Nevada. Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak.
  • CA: More Than 200 Homes Evacuated Due to Orange County, California Brush Fires

    03/11/2007 3:18:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 193 replies · 2,572+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2007 | AP
    ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif. —  Authorities evacuated more than 200 homes as a fast-moving brush fire scorched more than 500 acres of parched hillside Sunday and crept into backyards, Orange County fire officials said. Click here for FOXNews.com's Natural Disasters center. The fire, stoked by hot dry winds and fueled by dry chaparral, quickly doubled in size in an unincorporated part of Orange County and threatened homes here and in Anaheim Hills. Police were going door to door to warn residents to evacuate, said Anaheim city spokesman John J. Nicoletti. "There is a lot of fire personnel out there and they are...
  • CA: A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF Southern California.....

    03/03/2007 2:09:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 607+ views
    National Weather Service Zone - CAZ041 LOXNPWLOX WWUS76 KLOX 031807 CCA NPWLOX URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1006 AM PST SAT MAR 3 2007 A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES THROUGH MID AFTERNOON. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE VALLEYS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL PLAIN. .A SHARP OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS CALIFORNIA WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN THE...
  • CA: HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY ~ SoCal Mountains ....

    01/20/2007 6:56:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 708+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 133 PM PST SAT JAN 20 2007 | HORTON of the NWS
    National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXNPWSGX WWUS76 KSGX 202133 NPWSGX URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 133 PM PST SAT JAN 20 2007 STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS FOR THE INLAND EMPIRE AND SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. .A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW ALONG WITH A STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL COMBINE TO BRING STRONG GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS THROUGH AND BELOW MOUNTAIN PASSES SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. CAZ042-055-056-058-210530- /O.NEW.KSGX.WI.Y.0006.070121T1800Z-070123T0200Z/ ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS- RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY MOUNTAINS- 133 PM PST SAT JAN 20...
  • CA: Hard Freeze For California ~

    01/11/2007 12:21:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 81 replies · 1,747+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:48 PM | Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.
    AccuWeather.com Weather News Headlines Hard Freeze For California Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:48 PM Powerful Santa Ana winds and a very destructive wildfire; what could be next? How about a cold wave. Much of California will have just that within the next 36 hours. The flow around the backside of a storm will pull much colder arctic air in from the north Friday. This assures that there will be a hard freeze throughout the Central Valley Friday night. The freezing line will come very near to the coastline and will get as far south as Palm Springs. Saturday night...
  • CA: HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 10 PM PST ~ Another Storm from the NW ...

    01/03/2007 2:44:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 911+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 109 PM PST WED JAN 3 2007 | MM at the NWS
    National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXCFWSGX WHUS46 KSGX 032109 CFWSGX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 109 PM PST WED JAN 3 2007 CAZ042-043-041045- /O.NEW.KSGX.SU.Y.0001.070105T0000Z-070106T0600Z/ ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS- 109 PM PST WED JAN 3 2007 HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY. A POWERFUL STORM MOVING DOWN THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL GENERATE LARGE SURF ALONG SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEACHES THURSDAY...
  • HIGH AND DANGEROUS SURF WILL IMPACT AREA BEACHES WEDNESDAY ....Dec 27,2006

    12/26/2006 2:49:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 200 PM PST TUE DEC 26 2006 | NWS
    National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXCFWSGX WHUS46 KSGX 262130 CFWSGX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 200 PM PST TUE DEC 26 2006 HIGH AND DANGEROUS SURF WILL IMPACT AREA BEACHES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. .LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY A STORM OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY THEN BEGIN TO SUBSIDE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. CAZ042-043-271030- /O.NEW.KSGX.SU.Y.0016.061227T1600Z-061229T1000Z/ ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS- 200 PM PST TUE DEC 26 2006 HIGH SURF...
  • CA: STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND IN THE INLAND EMPIRE THROUGH SATURDAY ..

    12/22/2006 3:49:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies · 921+ views
    Accuweather ^ | FRI DEC 22 2006 343 PM PST | NWS
    National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXNPWSGX WWUS76 KSGX 222343 NPWSGX URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 343 PM PST FRI DEC 22 2006 STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND IN THE INLAND EMPIRE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. .STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS WILL CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS AS WE START THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND THE INLAND EMPIRE. THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL ALSO BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO THESE WINDS. VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND...
  • Three dead after violent storms ~ hit Pacific Northwest....high winds do damage

    12/15/2006 10:53:30 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 822+ views
    AU.com breaking news ^ | December 16, 2006 05:23am | correspondents in Seattle
    A STORM packing heavy rains and winds gusting at more than 145 km/h slammed into an already-soggy Pacific Northwest, killing three people, officials said overnight. A Seattle, Washington, woman drowned in her flooded basement, and more than a million electrical customers were left without power in British Columbia, Washington state and Oregon as wind-toppled trees took down utility lines.The high winds began hitting the Pacific Coast region of Canada and the United States late on Thursday, and had begun to slow as daybreak arrived overnight, but not before gusts of up to 111 km/h were recorded by weather forecasters in...
  • CA: HIGH SURF ADVISORY ..... FROM 2 AM TUESDAY TO 2 AM PDT THURSDAY. SoCal - Flash Floods

    04/03/2006 5:20:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 683+ views
    Accuweather ^ | MON APR 3 2006 130 PM PDT | NWS
    California Watches and Warnings National Weather Service Zone - CAZ042 SGXCFWSGX WHUS46 KSGX 032028 CFWSGX COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 130 PM PDT MON APR 3 2006 CAZ042-040930- /O.CON.KSGX.SU.Y.0011.060404T0900Z-060406T0900Z/ ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS- 130 PM PDT MON APR 3 2006 HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TUESDAY TO 2 AM PDT THURSDAY. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TUESDAY TO 2 AM PDT THURSDAY. A POTENT SPRING STORM WILL BRING LARGE WEST TO SOUTHWEST SWELLS TO MOST BEACHES ALONG ORANGE COUNTY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. SURF SHOULD BUILD TO BETWEEN...
  • Special Weather Statement Los Angeles / SW California (Flash Flood Watch Southern California)

    03/27/2006 11:54:43 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies · 904+ views
    National Weather Service via accuweather ^ | 936 AM PST MON MAR 27 2006 | NWS
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 936 AM PST MON MAR 27 2006 FLASH FLOOD WATCH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL AREAS OF EXTREME SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA. .AN APPROACHING PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING RAINHEAVY AT TIMES...TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. THE RAIN WILL TURN TO SHOWERS WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING TO NEAR 5000 FEET WEDNESDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD RANGE FROM ABOUT AN INCH IN THE COASTAL AREAS WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES ON THE WEST FACING MOUNTAIN SLOPES WITH ABOUT HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN THE DESERTS. THERE COULD ALSO...
  • California residents urged to leave

    12/31/2005 9:03:24 AM PST · by barj · 78 replies · 1,912+ views
    California residents urged to leave home ahead of storm Counties ripe for worst flooding in years, forecasters say Saturday, December 31, 2005; Posted: 9:55 a.m. EST (14:55 GMT) SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A powerful storm plowed through Northern California on Saturday, causing mudslides and widespread flooding and snarling holiday traffic from Sonoma to Monterey. Evacuations were encouraged along the Napa River and hillside homeowners were urged to collect valuables, gather emergency supplies and identify escape routes. Nearly all small creeks and streams in Sonoma County had overflowed their banks, closing some roads. Firefighters in the Sonoma area rescued two...
  • CA: Northern California winter storms *UPDATE* // Coastal & Southland Alert (StormWatch Thread)

    12/30/2005 11:55:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 255 replies · 5,143+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/30/05 | Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California residents on Friday braced for a pair of powerful winter storms that were expected to bring heavy rain, mudslides and flooding over New Year's weekend. Parts of Sonoma and Napa counties north of San Francisco reported light to moderate rain Friday morning, with other areas reporting mostly cloudy conditions, according to the National Weather Service. "It's coming in slowly, but it will move in in buckets later on this afternoon," said Diana Henderson, NWS forecaster based in Monterey. The San Francisco Bay area and counties farther north were likely to bear the brunt of...
  • CA: Storm caused a mess of trouble ~~ Hurricane Max caused unusual storm

    09/21/2005 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 561+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2005 | SARAH TULLY The Orange County Register
    By SARAH TULLYThe Orange County Register   WET: Riverside residents Flora Fajardo, center, and Lucia Ortega cut across a puddle Tuesday outside Angel Stadium. KEVIN SULLIVAN, THE REGISTER   A series of crackling thunderstorms that disrupted electricity to thousands, caved in a roof and brought the first significant rain in months will blow out by early today, the National Weather Service says.The thunderstorms rumbled into the region Monday night, the result of moist, unstable air that flowed north from Max, a hurricane churning west of Mexico. The storm lasted well into Tuesday, illuminating the skies with bright flashes.The lightning struck...
  • CA: Stormwatch -- Special Weather Statement ~~TUE Sept 20, 2005

    09/20/2005 4:11:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 252 replies · 3,229+ views
    Issued by the National Weather Service ^ | 4:10 PM PDT on September 19, 2005 | NWS
    ... Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected across southwest   California through Tuesday... An upper level low pressure system off the coast of SouthernCalifornia will draw sub-tropical moisture northward into southernand central California through Tuesday. As this moisture interacts withthe low pressure system... there will be an increased threat of showersand thunderstorms across the region tonight and Tuesday. The threat ofrain will first begin across Los Angeles County... then spreadnorth-westward into Ventura... Santa Barbara... and San Luis Obispocounties. Some of these storms could produce brief heavy rain... gusty winds... and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. With strong southerly windsin the upper atmosphere... any...