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Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:49 pm
by john94549
The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:36 pm
by roflwaffle
It really sucks, especially in socal. We're 2.5" inches below our average for this time of year, and 4.5" below our average for el nino years.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2016/01/l ... relief.php

http://www.mdpi.com/climate/climate-02- ... 4-1024.png

To be fair, even with a record El Nino year we would still be stuck in a severe drought. I think we would need something like 5+ record el nino years to really make a dent. We still have February and March, but if the recent trend we've seen (high pressure areas sitting higher up and pushing storm systems inland/north) persists, socal will be in a world of hurt.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:39 pm
by runner26
Central CA coast not doing well at all. It seems that every rain event we have had this year has fallen short of the forecast that was made a few days out. Sometimes way short of the forecast.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:45 pm
by VictoriaF
john94549 wrote:The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.
I am not in California and I don't understand.

However, my pet peeve is that Californians have a tacky habit of introducing themselves as being from "sunny California." Perhaps, some rain will make them more discreet.

Victoria

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:46 pm
by Sidney
I had heard that the snowpack was quite good this year.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:32 pm
by Soaker
At Tahoe we've had a lot of small storms but no big drought busters. Cold weather from Thanksgiving to the middle of January produced a nice snowpack, but water content is only somewhat above average (on the order of 110%-120%) and that seems to be generally the case in Northern and Central California.

California precipitation report, updated daily

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:35 pm
by DaftInvestor
VictoriaF wrote:
john94549 wrote:The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.
I am not in California and I don't understand.

However, my pet peeve is that Californians have a tacky habit of introducing themselves as being from "sunny California." Perhaps, some rain will make them more discreet.

Victoria
This post gave me a smile after a long week....thanks Victoria. (Recently they introduce themselves being from "sunny California" - talk about how great their weather is ....and then further into the conversation complain about the drought..... go figure).

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:48 pm
by fareastwarriors
DaftInvestor wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
john94549 wrote:The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.
I am not in California and I don't understand.

However, my pet peeve is that Californians have a tacky habit of introducing themselves as being from "sunny California." Perhaps, some rain will make them more discreet.

Victoria
This post gave me a smile after a long week....thanks Victoria. (Recently they introduce themselves being from "sunny California" - talk about how great their weather is ....and then further into the conversation complain about the drought..... go figure).
I live in California and I always tell people, "No, it's always foggy, cold, and windy here." LA/SoCal is not representative of all of California.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:50 pm
by Sidney
When the drought hit Oklahoma everyone moved to California. Maybe they need to go back.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:50 pm
by DaftInvestor
fareastwarriors wrote:
DaftInvestor wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
john94549 wrote:The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.
I am not in California and I don't understand.

However, my pet peeve is that Californians have a tacky habit of introducing themselves as being from "sunny California." Perhaps, some rain will make them more discreet.

Victoria
This post gave me a smile after a long week....thanks Victoria. (Recently they introduce themselves being from "sunny California" - talk about how great their weather is ....and then further into the conversation complain about the drought..... go figure).
I live in California and I always tell people, "No, it's always foggy, cold, and windy here." LA/SoCal is not representative of all of California.
So when someone says "Sunny California" this translates to LA/SoCal? (As opposed to San Francisco where albeit the last few years there tends to be plenty of rain) Maybe I finally get ....

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:25 pm
by RTR2006
We live approx 35 miles east of SF and the rain here has been wonderful. Every other day or so we've been getting about 0.2 to 0.5 inch - so far for most of Jan. Gets the grass and plants soaked, runs off into the creeks, and hasn't been causing too much damage (except in Pacifica).

RTR

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:33 pm
by cadreamer2015
For the drought it doesn't really matter how much it rains south of the Tehachapis. What really matters is snow in the Sierra. We are currently at 111% of "normal" water content in the Sierra snowpack for this date. So the drought isn't over, but we are making progress. Shasta Lake has gone up more than 50 feet in the last month.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:51 pm
by Sunflower
john94549 wrote:The January miracle turned into the January fizzle. Only folks in California would understand.
Well, in Northern California there are some people with threatened homes that would disagree with you. One has been razed already.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:07 pm
by celia
VictoriaF wrote:However, my pet peeve is that Californians have a tacky habit of introducing themselves as being from "sunny California." Perhaps, some rain will make them more discreet.
We don't have to say anything. People from around the world watch the Rose Parade on January 1 and notice how the people in the parade and the viewers are dressed--even those who camped out all night. I've heard that from non-Californians.

I started planning on getting some rain barrels to catch the runoff from the roof. But after I calculated the average rain we have, I concluded I'd rarely have a full barrel. That "big storm" we had 2 weeks ago left my neighborhood with 1/2 inch of rain. :confused

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:09 pm
by JMacDonald
Ask and you shall receive:
Fast-moving storm could dump heavy rain on Southern California
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

Joe in Sunny California :D

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:36 pm
by likegarden
A lot of weather is local. There was that big blizzard hitting the east coast and NY City. In NY state 250 miles north there is none or only a dusting of snow on the ground, and some rivers have stretches of no ice. I have not seen yet snowmobiles this year.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 pm
by john94549
The wife was up in Marin today, and it was actually raining. Here, in Lafayette, we got a good five minutes of light drizzle. Would I move back to Kansas? Close, no cigar.

All our plants and trees could die, we might be left a vast wasteland, California is still home.

Re: Rain, what rain?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:46 pm
by LadyGeek
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