It used to rain most of the winter in No. Cal, at least a drizzle a good 70-80% of the time for 2-3 months. For a while it was dry, but now it’s getting back to where it was. I just hope we don’t swing the other way, like in 86. LOTS of water that year.
I lived in the Santa Cruz Mtns. in 94-95. 80 inches of rain in 5 months. I didn’t completely dry out until 1997. I’d been snowed in but that was the first time I was mudded in. The funny thing is San Jose, only a few mile east, only got about 20 in the same winter. The Coastal mountains block most of the weather from getting into the valley so it all falls . The Bay area has a dozen climates!
I digress. Weather is one of two reasons people watch local news, the other being sports. It’s why weather is late in the broadcast- to keep eyes longer. Hyping the weather is good for ratings. Most weather people are also global warming believers, so feeding the myth that the climate is getting worse is also a factor.
Comment by Annoyed White Male — November 30, 2012 @ 12:11 pm
Been up in SC Mountains since ’89. It rains. We like rain. It makes our wells work. We have drains. Keep the drains and culverts clear, there is no problem. Flatlanders on 17 drive like it’s summertime. They crash. We take the back roads. The power goes out. We have generators with lots of gasoline in storage. Trees fall down. We have chainsaws. There are mudslides. We keep one family-month of canned and dry goods in storage. We are prepared.
Comment by TheOldMan — November 30, 2012 @ 12:40 pm
Here east of Claire-ee, in Nevada County I have had 4 inches of rain since last night w wind about 25-30 knots. OUTstandingFUCKING sleeping weather an the creek in my back yard is roaring! Cat, DayTu, is max pissed to have to pee in rain, HA….
Made a batch of chili an corn meal bisquits for dinner and windows are wide open to feel the clear, moist, air runnin thru the house. Love the clean-smell air blowin thru the house! (…if I get sum liquid courage may “skip an go nekkid” in the driving rain…. (after dark, sose no one calls no cops….)
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 30, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
Kind of like ‘lake-effect snow’ over here in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin.
Two, three times a winter our weatherfolks ‘prepare’ us for the ‘storm of the century’, which turns out to be a light dusting of snow. ‘course, when they tell us ‘light flurries’, you can’t see the road from the house (about 60′, give or take a foot).
Up here at the mid north east corner of Michigan with Wisconsin right across the river. It’s the banana belt– we get about 2 of those storms of the century a year. One at or around Christmas and another in early spring when you’re so sick of winter you could scream.
Comment by geezerette — November 30, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
Report from the front line: I’m standing here on the corner, with my Sou-wester and industrial-strength umbrella …..
Not exactly. So far, here in Orange County, it looks like maybe less than half an inch of drizzle. Just enough to wet down the roads a tad.
Last month it rained for real.
On the other hand, they expect more rain over the weekend.
Whell, last night (SAT…) a roaring 50 knot wind hit with a nother 4 inches of rain. Lost power at about 8pm and did not get it back until about noon today(Sunday). More rain forecast for next 2 days, but no high winds. Ground is saturated, so flooding is a given in all the low spots here in north Kali.
DayTu the cat, went bugfuck last night and I didn`t get much sleep. Natch, now she is sleeping just fine and I am wore out…… Trees blown down all over the place but not at this headquarters. Was just about to make coffee on my backpacking stove when electricity returned. Fortunately, night temperatures are in the 50s, so not freezing my ass off…..
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — December 2, 2012 @ 3:10 pm
^^^ Be Safe, Colonel. Need help, I Think I’m about five hours away from Nevada County. Semper Fi, Sir!
Thanx Wollf buddy, but me bein over an hour norwest of Sacrastupido and on back roads to git to this part of Nevada County PLUS the dogshit traffic thru LA to git over the Grapevine, using I-5 or chuckhole 99, is more like 11 to 12 hours fm old El Toro area to here. I know because I have driven it a coupla times….
I am in good shape anyhow and today (Monday…) is calm, sunny and 60 degrees….
Very good terrain and cover here, if we git forced into guerilla warfare in soon to fail Kalifornicateya, sose you are weilcome to bug out to this HQ, if you run outa airspeed & ideas in the concrete jungle. Food, water, fire and shelter here in abundance, if ya like vension, wild turkey, squirrels, rabbits, trout an catfish——for the price of a well-aimed bullet…..
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — December 3, 2012 @ 2:02 pm
Here snow is uncommon but not unknown.
One of the weather men on teh nooz has absolute snowgasms on air when there is the threat of more than a half dozen flakes side-by side.