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(SFGate)   To all the people in the Santa Cruz Mountains who prayed for rain during last year's record forest fires: God is listening   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2021-01-25 2:06:57 AM  
Ten inches of rain out of one storm, on a fire-scorched landscape.

2020 might be into extra innings here.
 
2021-01-25 3:33:43 AM  
This is why you rake.
 
2021-01-25 3:38:44 AM  
Your prayers are answered in the order they are received.
 
2021-01-25 3:43:40 AM  
It snowed in Malibu. Rain came just in time for those wildfires from September.
 
2021-01-25 3:48:40 AM  
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2021-01-25 3:56:20 AM  
 
2021-01-25 4:38:57 AM  
The mudslides will put out the fires
 
2021-01-25 4:41:59 AM  
A few years ago Mexico was was supposed to get a devastating and apocalyptic hurricane that forecast shortly later Tucson to get 6" of sploosh.  (That's a lot of rain in the desert).
It 'might' have just barely sprinkled here throughout the whole ordeal.
 
2021-01-25 4:43:58 AM  
Does Lompico still exist?

/Former resident of Ben Lomond
 
2021-01-25 5:04:56 AM  
The 2018 Santa Barbara out front shoulda told ya.

Santa Barbara buried people.
 
2021-01-25 5:07:11 AM  
Its as if there is more energy in the atmosphere. Maybe we could measure it in some way. Possibly with a thermometer.
 
2021-01-25 5:18:54 AM  

nocturn: The 2018 Santa Barbara out front shoulda told ya.

Santa Barbara buried people.


I lived in Ventura when La Conchita collapsed.  I knew the family that was killed in that mudslide.  I surfed with the dad quite a few times. He and his younger daughter walked down the street to the store and saw the mountain come down on his house. The rest of his family is still buried under tons of earth. The Wallet family. It was devastating.
 
2021-01-25 5:25:08 AM  

FarkingSmurf: https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/tha​t​-time-sonny-perdue-prayed-for-rain/Me2​3ywkRAgWn1xnXpL2u1H/

/it didn't work then


I've often thought that either God is in a different time zone or maybe he particularly delays prayers from politicians.  Or maybe he was waiting on the prayers of the righteous, which do availeth much.
 
2021-01-25 5:56:36 AM  

ISO15693: Does Lompico still exist?

/Former resident of Ben Lomond


Lompico is still there so don't worry Jerry Garcia's legacy is safe.  Seriously though, that side of highway 9 was spared from the fires and just had the related issues of smoke and having to be evacuated during the fires.  I don't even think they are under evacuation orders this time.
 
2021-01-25 6:10:48 AM  
Is atmospheric river a new meteorological term?
 
2021-01-25 7:32:23 AM  
https://youtu.be/8iRl4Q_D5yo?t=70
Forrest Gump - Kiss my crippled ass
Youtube 8iRl4Q_D5yo
 
2021-01-25 8:06:13 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: This is why you rake.


This is actually why you build check dams and other water retention facilities.
 
2021-01-25 8:33:33 AM  
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California (1973) HD 0815007
Youtube Gmq4WIjQxp0


(Okay, Santa Cruz is not Southern CA but you get the point!)
 
2021-01-25 9:08:46 AM  

dryknife: Is atmospheric river a new meteorological term?


No.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr​eat_Fl​ood_of_1862
 
2021-01-25 9:21:00 AM  
Nothing fails like prayer.
 
2021-01-25 9:35:10 AM  

dryknife: Is atmospheric river a new meteorological term?


caljar: No.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr​e​at_Flood_of_1862


Ummm.... I don't think that it's use in a very modern webpage regarding a historical event is evidence of whether or not it is a new term.  It wasn't used in an 1862 account of the flood.  ;-)

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Atmospheric river
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term was originally coined by researchers Reginald Newell and Yong Zhu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1990s, to reflect the narrowness of the moisture plumes involved.[3][5][9]
 
2021-01-25 9:50:39 AM  
God has no sense of timing.  Someone ought to give him a calendar or something.
 
2021-01-25 11:11:15 AM  
The "roads" in there are just bullshiat goat paths cut into the dried mud slopes of the previous years' slides.  So yeah.
 
2021-01-25 11:40:17 AM  
Lived in Felton on a weed/shroom farm year before last, GFTO before the fires.

Only one road in or out? F that
 
2021-01-25 11:43:16 AM  
Just like every year since I've been alive.
 
2021-01-25 12:06:12 PM  
It doesn't rain, you biatch. It does rain you biatch.
 
2021-01-25 12:54:13 PM  
10"?

In Hawaii that's a Tuesday
fortunately basalt absorbs runoff incredibly well or we would have washed away a long time ago.

/ I hope everyone is safe from flash floods or rockslides.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2021-01-25 1:44:05 PM  

AlgaeRancher: 10"?

In Hawaii that's a Tuesday
fortunately basalt absorbs runoff incredibly well or we would have washed away a long time ago.


The 10" is in geographically special areas where rain gets dumped as air rises to cross a mountain range.

In the flatlands, we're looking at 3.5" in the next week.
 
2021-01-25 2:25:50 PM  

C18H27NO3: A few years ago Mexico was was supposed to get a devastating and apocalyptic hurricane that forecast shortly later Tucson to get 6" of sploosh.  (That's a lot of rain in the desert).
It 'might' have just barely sprinkled here throughout the whole ordeal.


Ah yes, Hurricane "stiff-breeze" Nora.

Not
On
Radar
Anymore
 
2021-01-25 2:34:58 PM  

nocturn: The 2018 Santa Barbara out front shoulda told ya.

Santa Barbara buried people.


Lots of them.   This video doesn't even show the worst part, when the huge boulders came down, because nobody in the area when that happened survived.

Montecito Debris Flow
Youtube teNAAJwzytM
 
2021-01-25 5:45:45 PM  

Dr.Fey: dryknife: Is atmospheric river a new meteorological term?

caljar: No.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre​at_Flood_of_1862

Ummm.... I don't think that it's use in a very modern webpage regarding a historical event is evidence of whether or not it is a new term.  It wasn't used in an 1862 account of the flood.  ;-)

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Atmospheric river
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term was originally coined by researchers Reginald Newell and Yong Zhu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1990s, to reflect the narrowness of the moisture plumes involved.[3][5][9]


almost 30 years old is not new.
 
2021-01-25 8:22:29 PM  
About 100 years ago, a congregation in downstate Illinois was praying for rain, but it did not happen.  So they wired some high-powered evangelist in Chicago to come down and pray for rain.

The next Sunday, the evangelist showed up and took the pulpit.  He preached from Genesis to Revelation and led the congregation as sure as any conductor led a symphony:  now shouts of joy, then tears of bitter sorrow, and the altar call was something else!  When it was time for the last hymn, the congregation belted it out making the rafters shake!

As the congregation filed out, clouds filled the sky.  The skies turned black. hurrying them to their homes.  Thunder boomed and cracked and sheets of water fell from the sky.  They got five inches that afternoon before sunset, and another five overnight.

That Wednesday evening, the elders met and resolved to never, ever bring in a city-slicker to pray for rain.
 
2021-01-25 9:53:42 PM  

Badafuco: nocturn: The 2018 Santa Barbara out front shoulda told ya.

Santa Barbara buried people.

I lived in Ventura when La Conchita collapsed.  I knew the family that was killed in that mudslide.  I surfed with the dad quite a few times. He and his younger daughter walked down the street to the store and saw the mountain come down on his house. The rest of his family is still buried under tons of earth. The Wallet family. It was devastating.


I'm San Diego, but i did medical scheduling for veterans in the area. A whole doctor's office had to shut down because their doctor got caught by the slide. That was a sad call.
 
2021-01-26 11:55:09 AM  

caljar: Dr.Fey: dryknife: Is atmospheric river a new meteorological term?

caljar: No.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre​at_Flood_of_1862

Ummm.... I don't think that it's use in a very modern webpage regarding a historical event is evidence of whether or not it is a new term.  It wasn't used in an 1862 account of the flood.  ;-)

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Atmospheric river
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term was originally coined by researchers Reginald Newell and Yong Zhu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1990s, to reflect the narrowness of the moisture plumes involved.[3][5][9]

almost 30 years old is not new.


Never said it was, just said its use in the article on an 1862 flood is not evidence of the age of the term.
 
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