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Old 12-15-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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AccuWeather.com - Irvine Weather Advisories - Weather Warnings & Watches for Irvine, CA (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/irvine-ca/92612/watches-warnings/337095 - broken link)

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
in effect until Thursday, Dec 15, 4:30 PM

...A COLD STORM WITH FUNNEL CLOUDS IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
A COLD STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON. THE COLD...UNSTABLE AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYSTEM WILL BRING THE POSSIBILITY OF FUNNEL CLOUDS TO THE AREA...MAINLY OVER THE COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS...UNTIL LATE THIS AFTERNOON
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Thunder, lightning and rain here in Fontana at this moment.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana, CA
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I see thunderclouds to the east of Santa Ana.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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It was cold, dry & partly cloudy here in yucaipa yesterday. No rain at all.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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It was cold, dry & partly cloudy here in yucaipa yesterday. No rain at all.

It rained real good here in OC last night around 6pm with thunder and lighting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Typical La Nina ... Meanwhile NorCal is experiencing a nearly dry December (split storms, etc). Not as bad as 1989 which was a completely rainless December, but pretty danged dry.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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What the hell? I move back to the Bay Area and now the rain goes to Socal. Just my luck.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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Fine with me. One of these days we're gonna get absolutely dunked on with rain. It does seem awfully dry here so far though for winter.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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What the hell? I move back to the Bay Area and now the rain goes to Socal. Just my luck.
Why, do you prefer rain to sun? Some rain is nice, but not too much in my book...
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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- more rain = more water for the Bay Area's water supply up in the Sierras
- lots of rain in the Bay Area = lots of snow for skiing in the Sierras
- it cleans up the streets a bit esp somewhere like San Francisco
- rain makes going out more of a pain in the ass but it makes being inside more pleasant and cozy

I don't really like the rain in the Bay Area because it only rains when it's really cold out so it's a clammy and largely annoying experience, but it does have some charms and benefits.
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