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(The Weather Channel)   At least thirteen people shocked to learn that sometimes it really does rain in southern California   (weather.com) divider line 50
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2014-07-27 09:40:17 PM  
They need the rain.
 
2014-07-27 09:53:57 PM  
A 20-year-old man

A man at 20? I feel old.
 
2014-07-27 11:10:41 PM  
good
 
2014-07-27 11:21:54 PM  
Six-six-six-six-six-six-six-six-six-sixty--six-six-six-six-six-six-six hundred-sixty-six times...

in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in the head!

/leaving disappointed
 
2014-07-27 11:23:39 PM  
Yeah, but they don't warn you, it pours.

Man, it pours.
 
2014-07-27 11:24:02 PM  
Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.
 
2014-07-27 11:30:18 PM  
Lightning crashes, an old woman dies..
 
2014-07-27 11:32:58 PM  
Zap!
 
2014-07-27 11:33:52 PM  

doglover: A 20-year-old man

A man at 20? I feel old.


don't worry you are safe
 
2014-07-27 11:36:22 PM  
I just want to say that I love this headline.
 
2014-07-27 11:37:57 PM  

Russ1642: Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.

Yes, but this is a place that rarely sees a drop of rain between May and October. You don't expect lightning at the beach on a sunny summer day. For that matter, lightning is fairly uncommon in California in general. I don't miss the humid summers of the mid-Atlantic, but I do miss the thunderstorms. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw lightning here.
 
2014-07-27 11:39:40 PM  

Russ1642: Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.


DNRTFA but was this one of many strikes or the first one? In So Cal, summer thunderstorms are pretty rare and those with multiple strikes are rarer still. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear they were caught by surprise.

/No longer live in LA
//20% chance of thunderstorms for the next couple days here
///Which means still no water
 
2014-07-27 11:56:20 PM  
And those that survive will become
t3.gstatic.com
upload.wikimedia.org
img.fark.net
static.comicvine.com
splashpage.mtv.com
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-27 11:56:58 PM  
Only love can make it rain...
 
2014-07-27 11:58:49 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-28 12:06:03 AM  
I see God is doing his mass shooter act again.
 
2014-07-28 12:09:27 AM  

Russ1642: Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.


Yep if you can hear it you can be hit by it.
 
2014-07-28 12:29:14 AM  
Right next door to Venice Beach is Marina Del Rey, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've witnessed a Thunderstorm there over a decade. It just doesn't happen that often.
 
2014-07-28 12:31:51 AM  
The article says that 0.14 inches of rain fell in just one hour?  As if this is a large amount--What?  Do they not mean 1.4 inches?  Or 14 inches?
 
2014-07-28 12:42:46 AM  

lesliepop: The article says that 0.14 inches of rain fell in just one hour?  As if this is a large amount--What?  Do they not mean 1.4 inches?  Or 14 inches?


You must confuse the hell out of your GF
 
2014-07-28 12:54:04 AM  

BoatKrazi: Right next door to Venice Beach is Marina Del Rey, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've witnessed a Thunderstorm there over a decade. It just doesn't happen that often.


I really need to move back to California.
 
2014-07-28 01:00:19 AM  
FTA: Just over an hour earlier, a 57-year-old man was struck by lightning on a golf course on Catalina Island, according to CBS Los Angeles.

www.sffl.comcastbiz.net
 
2014-07-28 01:02:42 AM  
Storms dumped 0.14" of rain in just one hour on Sunday,

lol
 
2014-07-28 01:03:39 AM  

lesliepop: The article says that 0.14 inches of rain fell in just one hour?  As if this is a large amount--What?  Do they not mean 1.4 inches?  Or 14 inches?


Rainfall is sparse enough here that precipitation is measured and reported in tenths - less than tenths - of an inch.

This is a pretty big story here today.  I can go a year or more without seeing lightning here in the LA Basin, and I'm outside a fair bit.  Lightning is really not something that people worry about here.  One person has died, and several others are still in the hospital.  It's a shame that it happened on a hot weekend day, when there were a lot of people at the beach, and not at 2am on a Tuesday morning or something.  =(
 
2014-07-28 01:03:56 AM  
But it still doesn't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time?
 
2014-07-28 01:05:30 AM  
Damn, and I heard the thunder rolls just a few miles north in Santa Monica. I'd just figured it was out at sea.

It's a good thing I decided against going to the beach there, or trying our a restaurant on Venice Beach that I saw mentioned in a fark thread yesterday and thought I might try on my day off. Score one for laziness.
 
2014-07-28 01:06:37 AM  
So, Southern California deals with thunderstorms about as well as Atlanta deals with snow?
 
2014-07-28 01:24:10 AM  
Venice Beach? One can hope it struck the daily drum fark/jam on the sand.
 
2014-07-28 01:38:22 AM  

LincolnLogolas: Venice Beach? One can hope it struck the daily drum fark/jam on the sand.


Yeah, this is a more typical headline for Venice - from yesterday:
Man stabs self at Drum Circle
http://venice311.org/2014/07/26/man-stabbed-at-drum-circle-bleeding- pr ofusely/
 
2014-07-28 01:43:43 AM  

Fart_Machine: FTA: Just over an hour earlier, a 57-year-old man was struck by lightning on a golf course on Catalina Island, according to CBS Los Angeles.


I'm in Redondo Beach and I'm pretty sure I saw that strike from here...

/...safely inside
//grew up in the Midwest
///getting a kick
 
2014-07-28 02:03:42 AM  

champu: Fart_Machine: FTA: Just over an hour earlier, a 57-year-old man was struck by lightning on a golf course on Catalina Island, according to CBS Los Angeles.

I'm in Redondo Beach and I'm pretty sure I saw that strike from here...

/...safely inside
//grew up in the Midwest
///getting a kick


Eh, not so fast.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/lightning/lightning_faq.htm#9
 
2014-07-28 02:11:29 AM  

BoatKrazi: Right next door to Venice Beach is Marina Del Rey, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've witnessed a Thunderstorm there over a decade. It just doesn't happen that often.


I'm not sure that folks from other areas of the country realize how rare it is for us to have thunderstorms here in Southern CA. We might get one during the summer and maybe one during the winter out here in the IE. They are usually weak and don't stick around for long.
 
2014-07-28 02:18:00 AM  
They showed it on the local news a few minutes ago. If I'd gone, there's a chance I would've been maybe 500 feet from where the guy was struck. I miss out on all the action somehow.
 
2014-07-28 02:34:02 AM  

phillydrifter: Six-six-six-six-six-six-six-six-six-sixty--six-six-six-six-six-six-si x hundred-sixty-six times...

in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in-in the head!

/leaving disappointed


One of the greatest pieces of art ever put to celluloid.
 
2014-07-28 02:50:23 AM  
cdn-static.zdnet.com

You swimmin, I throwin.
 
2014-07-28 03:41:37 AM  
This was unexpected and unpredicted, and the storm came and went pretty quickly.  I was pretty damn surprised to hear the thunder rolling this morning.
 
2014-07-28 04:11:47 AM  
I'm going to hell, because some poor bastard did die, but there's something about the tone of this article that I find hilarious.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lightning-strikes-storms- s outhern-california-20140727-story.html
 
2014-07-28 05:09:40 AM  

Russ1642: Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.


I'm sure you'll do all the right things the first time you're caught in a major earthquake.
We are talking about residents of the West Side of Los Angeles. Some of these people have never seen a thunderstorm in their lives.
 
2014-07-28 06:31:29 AM  

jso2897: I'm sure you'll do all the right things the first time you're caught in a major earthquake.


What can you actually do except get away from windows?
 
2014-07-28 06:53:07 AM  
Obligatory:
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-07-28 08:46:21 AM  
I used to live in L.A. before Utah... most beautiful, wet, long, rainstorms EVER during that El Nino thing. I loved it, wished it did it here.
 
2014-07-28 09:11:49 AM  

SBinRR: Obligatory:
[weknowmemes.com image 600x412]


that's great. i copied it and ditched the cussword.
 
2014-07-28 12:43:59 PM  
There was rain in San Diego and rain in LA.  I live in OC (between SD and LA) and no rain for us. No T-storms either. I was quite bummed, as it would be nice to give my yard a good soaking.
 
2014-07-28 12:53:11 PM  

NaughtyKitty: There was rain in San Diego and rain in LA.  I live in OC (between SD and LA) and no rain for us. No T-storms either. I was quite bummed, as it would be nice to give my yard a good soaking.


yeah south bay of san diego here and we got a brief, but intense rainshower
 
2014-07-28 01:39:19 PM  
I'm in LA, and it was barely even overcast... I can't speak for what the people at Venice Beach saw beforehand, but i'll give them a pass for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
2014-07-28 02:55:03 PM  

doglover: jso2897: I'm sure you'll do all the right things the first time you're caught in a major earthquake.

What can you actually do except get away from windows?


Crouch under a sturdy table or desk to avoid getting hit by falling objects, or stand in a doorway. If you're outside, get away from power lines.
 
2014-07-28 03:24:02 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Russ1642: Go someplace with frquent thunderstorms and they understand lightning. Where I am they happen daily during hot summer weather. We know to drop what you're doing and get inside.
Yes, but this is a place that rarely sees a drop of rain between May and October. You don't expect lightning at the beach on a sunny summer day. For that matter, lightning is fairly uncommon in California in general. I don't miss the humid summers of the mid-Atlantic, but I do miss the thunderstorms. I honestly can't remember the last time I saw lightning here.


Friend in Oregon said there've been lightning storms lately - in an area that NEVER gets them.
 
2014-07-28 03:31:56 PM  
This is ponderous, man...
 
2014-07-28 04:23:03 PM  
Including Albert Hammond, I hope.
 
2014-07-28 05:04:39 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: One of the greatest pieces of art ever put to celluloid.


Well, thanks. My faith in fark has been restored. I think I have to watch that movie again now; something I learned from watching it a few weeks ago: same kid from PCU!
 
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