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December 21st, 2010


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08:49 am
This is a pretty remarkable rainstorm for Southern California. It's still raining, constantly, rather than overcast with occasional drizzles, and it's expected to continue for at least another thirty-six hours. The worst concentrations are expected today, even. Wow. I have to wonder how the snowpack in the Sierras will be by the end of all this; that's a measure of stored water for us.

Due to having done all the nursing homes on Sunday, I got home VERY early yesterday, and I got out of wet clothes and changed into something warm quickly. forestcats had also abandoned wet pants/socks/etc. after feeding the equines and was under a blanket. Can't blame her. For dinner, it was a comfort food night, and she used her cheddar to make grilled cheese sandwiches. Nice.

Unfortunately, the mailman had dropped half of our mail into the water; that included the Netflix mailing of the second Carnivale disc. I dried it off, and we were off to the races. We watched six episodes of the show in a row, and only stopped when we ran out of Monday. I expect we'll do some more tomorrow. I find the show eerie and fascinating. Too bad it didn't finish the planned run...

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From:pondhopper
Date:December 21st, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Your weather sounds very much like ours here in southern Spain. We're floating away...lots of towns have been flooded by the rivers that go through them.
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 21st, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
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There's been a vast number of traffic accidents, several small floods, and with the storm this evening expected to top 65MPH winds near the foothills, we've yet to see the worst. Maybe in the next 15 hours...

From:mythusmage
Date:December 21st, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Mt. Palomar got 3" yesterday, and we got side swiped. Today we're getting hit by the storm itself, the whatsit on my browser says we getting rain as I type.
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 21st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
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By 3", did you mean rain or snow?

In the foothills (where I live and work), we've been getting 3 - 6" of rain daily since Friday in an area that rarely reaches 1" of rain in any given storm, so there's this Noah's Ark feel to it all. However, I hear that the nastiest storm ever to hit CA was in the 1860s, with 45 straight days of rain. I can't quite imagine this...

From:mythusmage
Date:December 21st, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Rain, down at our latitudes we haven't seen snow yet.
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 22nd, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
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Indeed.
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From:ciorstan
Date:December 22nd, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
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I read that the Sierra snowpack is 167% of April's level, already. Water officials are beaming ear to ear because it means that 2011's water will be a lot less tense.

This is the wettest winter I recall since the year my 18-year-old was in kindergarten, and that was a full-blown El Nino wet winter. And... we just hit winter today!
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 22nd, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
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I'm sure that they'll tell us that there's not enough water, of course.
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