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Old 12-03-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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I am so glad it's raining, but living in San Diego, the traffic is insane now. A drive that normally takes me half an hour in regular traffic took me 1.5 hours last night.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/weather/s...284603081.html

So sad to read that water consumption has only gone down like 7%, my DH and I have made a huge effort to not waste water, we take showers instead of baths now (quick showers), use our dishwasher only when it's full, etc.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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I am so glad it's raining, but living in San Diego, the traffic is insane now. A drive that normally takes me half an hour in regular traffic took me 1.5 hours last night.

Storm Brings Rain to Drought-Stricken San Diego County | NBC 7 San Diego

So sad to read that water consumption has only gone down like 7%, my DH and I have made a huge effort to not waste water, we take showers instead of baths now (quick showers), use our dishwasher only when it's full, etc.
If Americans are not going to waste water, it'll take the water bill equivalent of $7 per gallon gas to make any significant changes.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Yea, rain storm should mean a southern airflow for California. Why does Los Angeles have an easterly airflow?
Good catch on that. Had to check.. looks like another center of low pressure formed and spinning around there.

SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis


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Old 12-03-2014, 12:29 PM
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If Americans are not going to waste water, it'll take the water bill equivalent of $7 per gallon gas to make any significant changes.
The rich will just pay the extra money:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/us...ts-burden.html
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:32 PM
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From the mesoscale link:

NWS Mesonet Observations

Some strong wind gusts. A site to the south of San Jose at 1842 feet (Los Gatos) recorded a 60 mph wind gust. A site facing the Pacific (Bodgea Bay) recorded 48 mph.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=LSGC1
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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From the mesoscale link:

NWS Mesonet Observations

Some strong wind gusts. A site to the south of San Jose at 1842 feet (Los Gatos) recorded a 60 mph wind gust. A site facing the Pacific (Bodgea Bay) recorded 48 mph.

National Weather Service - Western Region Headquarters
Glad to hear CA is returning back to normal winter rainy season conditions.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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I think San Fransisco got more rain in last 72hrs than all of 2013 combined.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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We got about 1.5", near as I can tell. I was hoping for more, but it's probably just as well that it was a steady, all-day light rain that soaked in instead of just running off. I'm looking forward to seeing the landscape green up.

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I find it fascinating how they receive heavy rain, hail and gale winds in winter, but not in summer. I know CA is Mediterranean, but it's just weird.
What seems weird to us native Californians is the idea of rain in summer! Summer is for beach days and afternoons by the pool, not rain!
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think San Fransisco got more rain in last 72hrs than all of 2013 combined.
I'm hoping it becomes a repeat of the 1996-1997 rainy season. It was a great El Nino year, I remember 10+ inches of rain in Feb I believe, things were very green that year (well until the dry season in May hit, but that's normal for there).
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