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"10 Year" storm for California - Spillway Collapse Update
« on: January 07, 2017, 05:39:11 PM »
"Massive storm system moves into Northern California; flooding, heavy snow forecast". Nothing like what other parts of the US are experiencing but we're not used to real weather and it has the emergency services folks on alert.

After almost half an inch of rain we got a little dusting of snow this morning, rare for this location  :)

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 05:54:52 PM »
the ground must have soaked up the rain nicely for the snow to then settle?
I see oregan are having an ice storm

Meanwhile Budgie in Scotland is 7c, lol

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Summer here is the coldest in like 25 years
but Australia are having heat waves

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 06:31:09 PM »
It has really surprised me that it settled and hung on for 4 hours already. I took the dog for her morning p+p and it was muddy enough to lose your boots in a lot of places, that was just as the rain was turning to snow. I think the low temp, 33F, is probably the key :dontknow:

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 08:16:45 PM »
Ca desperately needs it. Glad you are getting it. I know all at once isn't good, but still. Take what you can get. :)

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 08:40:34 PM »
True! We are not very well set up to capture the water from big rain events like this one though  :(  Snowpack is what we need and this storm may be too warm to help that.

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 08:50:16 PM »
So far, I have gotten 1.93 inches of rain for the month and 11.09 inches for the season here in the flatlands of Union City with a big storm coming in tonight with high winds and heavy rain.  Flash flood watches, flood warnings, and high wind warnings have been posted and there are hydro alerts up the wazoo. I have never seen that many hydro alerts before.  Emergency Management and other agencies around here are really psyched about these storms.

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 08:55:48 PM »
Yeah, head for higher ground Harry! Mission Peak should be safe  :wink:

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 10:00:19 PM »
Good idea.  I'll have to keep an eye on Alameda Creek and the creek that runs behind my house.

BTW, you can see more updates on the storms on Twitter.  There is even a pic of snow in downtown Redding.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23castorm&src=typd

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 10:25:26 PM »
Good catch Harry, I won't be going to the big city today  :D

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 10:32:10 PM »
 :lol:  And another BTW, here is the forecast for my area for the next several days so, after these big storms roll through tonight and tomorrow, it isn't over with yet.

http://ucweather.org/wxforecast.php

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 10:41:52 PM »
Tuesday is supposed to be a big one too  :roll:

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 01:15:03 AM »
Yup, and if the rainfall predictions pan out, we could be in for a rough ride.  I remember the problems we had in 1986 and 1997 very well.

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Excessive rain, melting snow may cause worst California flooding since 1997

An onslaught of excessive rain and mountain snow will threaten lives and property in northern and central California into next week.

"There is the potential for excessive rain, combined with melting snow to trigger the worst flooding in northern California since 1997 and perhaps 1986," according to Senior Vice President of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Mike Smith.

The storm rolling ashore this weekend will not be in a hurry to leave. Another will quickly follow Tuesday into Tuesday night.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/weekend-storm-to-unload-widespread-heavy-rain-in-western-us/70000459


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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 01:26:29 AM »
The Santa Cruz mountains mudslides in 1982(?) were quite an event too.

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 05:43:18 AM »
Yes, it was 1982.  I remember that very well.  Ten people died at Love Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains (2 of the victims were never found) and another 12 died in another part of the county, don't remember where.  The landslide at Love Creek was massive, a 1/4 mile of the hillside gave way.  All toll, 36 people died from that storm, 25 due to landslides.  That has got be one of the deadliest, if not THE deadliest, storms we have ever had.

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Re: "10 Year" storm for California
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
Stay safe fellows, keep the kayaks handy.

 

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