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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...