SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby bretfarewell » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:02 pm

I'm right on the LA/OC border and we've been getting teased with rain all day. It will start coming down but only last for a few minutes. It REALLY came down around 10pm to midnight last night.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby 2NAKLLR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:17 pm

Just topped 0.75" storm total.

The atmosphere went from dried lizard to saturated sponge. We need some squeeze of the sponge, now, but no triggers. Just light rain.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby bretfarewell » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:26 pm

Some cold air would be nice too. It's a bummer to me that local places like Mt Waterman don't have the funds for snow making. That place is by far my favorite place to go locally but I can't remember the last time it was open for an extended period of time with even decent conditions. :|
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby Stephen » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:36 pm

I woke up to hvy rain, lightning and thunder last night after 1. Pretty sweet.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby cheapski » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:33 pm

2NAKLLR wrote:Just topped 0.75" storm total.

The atmosphere went from dried lizard to saturated sponge. We need some squeeze of the sponge, now, but no triggers. Just light rain.

I have to say, that switch has to be one of the fastest I've experienced down here. I thought the early rain would be completely evaporated before it hit the ground.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:48 pm

Even coastal areas down HeRE are over 1/2" now and it looks like it could easily be over 1" by the time the hose is turned off. It looks like a continuous stream of moisture headed right at SD now. Inland areas are closing in on an inch or more.

Just what we needed to get the spring flowers growing.
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby Spirit Tree » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:13 pm

Glad you all down south are getting some precip as well. Noticed San Clemente Island received 2.02" not surprising since the activity remained offshore for a spell. Maybe that's a precursor of what SD can still expect?
http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radbl ... 9&smooth=0
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:51 pm

^^^ I see from that radar that it's shifting to being out of the due south now instead of more southwest. I guess the low is starting to move east but it looks to be moving very slowly.
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby Spirit Tree » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:35 pm

On one of the radars you can see the distinct center of low where the bands are coming down from the north by Oxnard. Making a counter clockwise rotation between the Channel Islands and Catalina.. Moving ever so slowly and fizzling
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:05 am

This storm has been unusual because it's pretty raining continuously since about 5am. At times it's let up but never really stopped raining and it looks like it will continue to rain for several more hours. Officially at .70" so far for SD.
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:46 am

I think that I finally see an end to the rain! The radar is showing a narrowing band of precip south of SD off the coast. Looks like it'll turn showery by maybe 3am or so.

We definitely got way more than I ever expected out of this storm and significantly more than forecast just a couple of days ago.

Even the deserts got 1/3" to 1/2" or more out of this. Not sure if that's enough to create a big spring bloom or not - I'm guessing it's not but the timing is about right.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby theHighwayman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:12 am

THANK you "Mother" for the beautiful and needed continuas gentle rain :rock:

JUST what we've needed! 8-)

Enuf to soak in w-out havin a floodin runoff --

NOW --

[ if it's not askin too much ]

howzabout some more SNOW? :inlove:

[ looks like Utah's gittin hammered ]
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby Jbaysurfer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:15 am

Total Rainfall for this system at my place (about 1-1.5Miles inland, at the foot of the mountains) was 2.35"!!! Much more then I was expecting...glad I didn't water the lawns last week!
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby Spirit Tree » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:41 am

Hey JBay that puts you around Goleta?...looks like SB didn't get that much.
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Re: SnoCal January - Its Snowtime

Postby cheapski » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:30 pm

My rain tube sits exactly at 1.5" for the entire event. Warm or not I'll take it.

I did a quick look around the Socal resorts. Its highly amusing how they'll do anything to avoid saying it rained. "Wet packed snow" is what I see.
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