So What’s up With The Weather Service


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  1. 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.

    Comment by mojo — November 30, 2012 @ 8:26 am

  2. Sandy-envy

    Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 30, 2012 @ 8:36 am

  3. The way that I see it two groups benefit.

    1. The News – With the potential for havoc and disaster, you must stay tethered to us.

    2. Government – When sheep feel helpless, they must look to their shepherd.

    Comment by Thomas M. — November 30, 2012 @ 9:10 am

  4. It’s raining in SoCal, Yay, we need it.

    Anecdotaly, I will get home from work this evening to find our Lab and Chihuahua drenched to the skin, standing by the back door with roof run off cascading on them, looking miserable as can be.

    The Saint will be sitting high, dry and happy on the Gazebo, not twenty feet away from them.

    The Saint must be a Conservative.

    Comment by Wollf — November 30, 2012 @ 10:12 am

  5. What is this thing you call “Rain”?

    Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — November 30, 2012 @ 11:08 am

  6. ^ Points and laughs at Alan like he’s Timothy Geitner!

    I think the weather drama thing is for people who enjoy horror movies.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 30, 2012 @ 11:50 am

  7. puddle in the laundry room where there has never been one before…

    Stick an Obama doll in it and call it art?

    Comment by Hank — November 30, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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).

    Comment by Nate — November 30, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

  12. Oddly, the highest-paid staff at most tv stations are: the weathermen (oops, I mean meteorologists).

    We now return to our previously scheduled panic, in progress.

    Comment by Max — November 30, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

  13. 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

  14. 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.

    Comment by ZZMike — November 30, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

  15. Rain is this thing that used to fall out of the sky for free till the lib/progs got a hold of it. Now it”s different.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — December 1, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  16. 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

  17. ^^^ Be Safe, Colonel. Need help, I Think I’m about five hours away from Nevada County. Semper Fi, Sir!

    Comment by Wollf — December 2, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

  18. 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

  19. 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.

    Comment by mech — December 3, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

  20. COL Jerry: News reports say people are buying small arms (and maybe medium) in record numbers since that little event in November. Most commentators are absolutely mystified as to why this is so.

    I think there’s a big clue here:

    City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing

    “SAN BERNARDINO ( — The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting.

    The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.”

    There’s a fine line between civilization and chaos. Much of that line is the thin blue line.

    I hope you don’t have to use that training and equipment, but if you do, well, you do what you got to.

    Comment by ZZMike — December 3, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

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