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(AccuWeather)   Everyone in California is really, really excited about this weekend. Is it because of the Oscars? No, it's because it might actually, finally, rain (link replaced)   (accuweather.com) divider line 34
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2014-02-25 06:18:05 PM
Neat, a weather article from a second-tier paper dated NOVEMBER 2012. Thanks subs/modmin. Keep up the great work.
 
2014-02-25 06:59:22 PM
The hell?

/you folks ain't real up to date on current events, are you?
 
2014-02-25 07:43:02 PM
Ha ha! Old weather is funny.
 
2014-02-25 07:46:05 PM
What is this "rain" you speak of?
 
2014-02-25 07:46:26 PM
Link updated.
 
2014-02-25 07:47:41 PM
vernetteoutloud.files.wordpress.com

More rain please
 
2014-02-25 07:48:52 PM
www.bayareasportsguy.com
 
2014-02-25 07:58:02 PM
Change it back. Change it back.
 
2014-02-25 07:59:54 PM
It's true we're all talking about the rain. It's like we're each getting a free hot fudge sundae or something. We're that excited! I'll never make fun of Texas again.

/oh and, D'oh!
 
2014-02-25 08:05:59 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Neat, a weather article from a second-tier paper dated NOVEMBER 2012. Thanks subs/modmin. Keep up the great work.


Troll? Or reading fail? Farkers of the world decide.
FTFA: February 25, 2014; 6:54 PM
Flabtration: NOVEMBER 2012
 
2014-02-25 08:08:09 PM

Kevin72: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Neat, a weather article from a second-tier paper dated NOVEMBER 2012. Thanks subs/modmin. Keep up the great work.

Troll? Or reading fail? Farkers of the world decide.
FTFA: February 25, 2014; 6:54 PM
Flabtration: NOVEMBER 2012


Modmins had to replace the link.

I hope we get some sort of snow pack. I'm not optimistic.
 
2014-02-25 08:16:05 PM
As a Californian who's been hauling water from my business in town to home out in the sticks for three months, I say bring on the biblical rains. Our reservoirs are at only about 60% capacity (Source, scroll to bottom for summary) and we really, REALLY need the agua.
 
2014-02-25 08:26:37 PM

Stone Meadow: Our reservoirs are at only about 60% capacity


And that's the average for "selected reservoirs" of the entire state's water supply.

The real story is in many of the individual regional supplies, many of which are at 5% or even lower. So indeed, bring it on! Though from what I'm hearing, this still isn't going to be near enough to bust the drought. My area is nearly 8" below the seasonal average and this system is only expected to bring an inch or two. We need a heavy storm like this every week for the next 8-10 weeks to really put a dent into it, and that just ain't happening.

It's going to be a sucky summer here.
 
2014-02-25 08:32:18 PM
Basically, we're going to get just enough rain to get the wild grasses to grow like crazy for a week or so.  Then we'll get a lovely extra dry summer when all that wild grass becomes fire fuel.
 
2014-02-25 08:38:02 PM
This weekend? I've been watching the clouds roll in the past couple of hours. Forecast calls for rain over night. Already got my hatches battened and am ready for some of that wet stuff.

My concern is that they are calling for a lot of rain in a short time. When that happens the surface soil gets saturated then the rain runs off. Thus begins the Mudslide Season. It would be better to have a storm every week or so but I'll take whatever I can get.
 
2014-02-25 08:43:33 PM

SafetyThird: Thus begins the Mudslide Season.


A moment of prayer for those poor rich bastard with their over priced homes hanging over the cliffs of Malibu that might soon drop into the ocean.

If we're lucky.
 
2014-02-25 08:48:38 PM
We had a whole bunch of rain about 2 weekends ago, and now it looks like the next 6 days will be wet on some level.

I, for one, welcome our new precipitation overlords.
 
2014-02-25 08:53:37 PM

Worst Name I Ever Heard: Stone Meadow: Our reservoirs are at only about 60% capacity

And that's the average for "selected reservoirs" of the entire state's water supply.

The real story is in many of the individual regional supplies, many of which are at 5% or even lower. So indeed, bring it on! Though from what I'm hearing, this still isn't going to be near enough to bust the drought. My area is nearly 8" below the seasonal average and this system is only expected to bring an inch or two. We need a heavy storm like this every week for the next 8-10 weeks to really put a dent into it, and that just ain't happening.

It's going to be a sucky summer here.


Depends...if that low stays out there like the high did all fall, we could be in for wet spring. Halleluiah!

SafetyThird: This weekend? I've been watching the clouds roll in the past couple of hours. Forecast calls for rain over night. Already got my hatches battened and am ready for some of that wet stuff.

My concern is that they are calling for a lot of rain in a short time. When that happens the surface soil gets saturated then the rain runs off. Thus begins the Mudslide Season. It would be better to have a storm every week or so but I'll take whatever I can get.


Yeah, you gonna get hammered, dude. I'm off 128 east of Napa, where we are due for 2"-3", which is about perfect for a 24 hour period. Then pause for a day and do it again. That would put us at about 8"-9" for the rain year...better than nothing, but still not replenishing the water table. Keeping mah fingers cross the low holds. Even a few weeks would do wonders.
 
2014-02-25 08:54:36 PM
Most you farkers been out of town the last couple weeks?  It's been raining off and on in the SF Bay Area and it looks like more tomorrow.
 
2014-02-25 08:57:15 PM

moike: Most you farkers been out of town the last couple weeks?  It's been raining off and on in the SF Bay Area and it looks like more tomorrow.


We've had next to nothing on the central coast. But I'm looking North across Monterey bay and there's some serious shiat brewing. We just need the storm to survive across the central valley and get into the mountains.
 
2014-02-25 08:59:08 PM

OgreMagi: SafetyThird: Thus begins the Mudslide Season.

A moment of prayer for those poor rich bastard with their over priced homes hanging over the cliffs of Malibu that might soon drop into the ocean.


You might not realize (many don't) that the entire Los Angeles basin is a flood plain. The whole thing has been formed by past floods and mud flows. All of it. Modern human habitation in LA has existed for the tiniest fraction of geological time, it has flooded before, it will again.
 
2014-02-25 09:15:09 PM

moike: Most you farkers been out of town the last couple weeks?  It's been raining off and on in the SF Bay Area and it looks like more tomorrow.


Still not enough to replenish the snow pack and aquifers. Just enough for the cagers to show off their stupidity.
 
2014-02-25 09:30:02 PM
Hope there is plenty of nice, wet, very heavy snow. Double plus if it rains and snows during the work week and at night but clears up by 7 am on Saturday and Sunday and stays clear during the day. Have not had my snowshoes out in months but they are still in the back of the car.
 
2014-02-25 09:42:37 PM
can we WAIT just ONE more weekend?
this is Lucas Oil Modified Series new season starter in Havasu this weekend and i gotta pay RENT.


/track and Series photographer.
 
2014-02-25 10:00:51 PM
Stone Meadow:
Depends...if that low stays out there like the high did all fall, we could be in for wet spring. Halleluiah!

Sure, we can hope, and I imagine most of us are. It just doesn't seem too likely. Water agencies around here are about to increase the (so far voluntary) cutbacks despite the looming systems -- which tells me that they don't think that low is going to hang out for too long.
 
2014-02-25 11:58:10 PM
it better not, i have a wedding
 
2014-02-26 12:10:18 AM

grumpyguru: it better not, i have a wedding


Funny.  My wedding is this weekend too.  I feel ya.
 
2014-02-26 12:17:46 AM
So, then, some women are so excited over the Oscars they're getting wet?
 
2014-02-26 12:28:37 AM

Esc7: grumpyguru: it better not, i have a wedding

Funny.  My wedding is this weekend too.  I feel ya.


It rained a few years ago at my sister's wedding. They'd planned an outdoor ceremony at an old country manor type place, but it just so happened the owners had installed a tent with a brick patio a few months prior. It worked out fine, and we all stayed dry until the end when we had to leave. It wasn't even ironic.

Advice: just don't leave the cake out.
 
2014-02-26 03:29:32 AM

StopLurkListen: [vernetteoutloud.files.wordpress.com image 604x402]

More rain please


StopLurkListen: [www.bayareasportsguy.com image 600x415]


The placement of your posts seems awkward...
 
2014-02-26 05:04:24 AM
I hope so - free car wash.
 
2014-02-26 09:09:32 AM
Good, because if California had the big earthquake right now, it would just float off into the Pacific.
 
2014-02-26 01:43:58 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Good, because if California had the big earthquake right now, it would just float off into the Pacific.


and probably soak up half of it like a sponge, it's drier than a popcorn fart here!
 
2014-02-26 02:03:49 PM

Lord Schtupp: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Good, because if California had the big earthquake right now, it would just float off into the Pacific.

and probably soak up half of it like a sponge, it's drier than a popcorn fart here!


Yeah, we're just across the border in Arizona. My six-year-old niece was all excited about maybe getting snow in the Hualapais this year. So far this Winter, it's drizzled for half of a day. It is 75 degrees right now, and not a cloud in the sky. It's so dry here that all the fish have ticks.
 
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