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Old 06-03-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Wow, I was very surprised seeing rain on the radar in much of Southern California, especially Los Angeles area in June.
The rain is always needed, especially where it's drought! You guys are more than welcome to take 20 more days of our annual rainfall in New York to LA.. we're tired of the rain here

Is it normal with some rainfall during the summer in LA area? Has it ever rained before during the summer?
When I was in LA my first time last year in May, I've seen few showers in the morning a day! That was very
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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We get our El Nino years that it can pour everyday.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Wow, I was very surprised seeing rain on the radar in much of Southern California, especially Los Angeles area in June.
The rain is always needed, especially where it's drought!
Rain in Southern California has little affect on any drought. The water resources for SoCal are almost all in Northern California, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Owens Valley, and Sacramento Delta. Some is well water.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I really enjoyed the rain and thunder today. Very cool.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Where I live in San Diego, all we got were a few rumbles, nothing else. But I grew up in the DC area, and also lived in Tucson, so I'm pretty much used to t-storms.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Wow, I was very surprised seeing rain on the radar in much of Southern California, especially Los Angeles area in June.
The rain is always needed, especially where it's drought! You guys are more than welcome to take 20 more days of our annual rainfall in New York to LA.. we're tired of the rain here

Is it normal with some rainfall during the summer in LA area? Has it ever rained before during the summer?
When I was in LA my first time last year in May, I've seen few showers in the morning a day! That was very
Not "normal" but patterns are not holding anywhere these days.
Here in Santa Cruz we had rain and, (my poor dog) thunderstorms last night and i saw some big thunderheads while driving home tonight.
Wierd.
It's June 3rd.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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This is happening state wide. And it is not the usual summer monsoon effect, that can rarely cause rain during the dry season. This is a cut off low that came in on the jet stream. This would be normal in October or April. But not now. No, not global warming, the other thing ...
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Lightening strikes are being credited for starting 15 fires in the inland empire today!
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Lightening strikes are being credited for starting 15 fires in the inland empire today!
And killing a woman in Fontana.

Woman Killed in Lightning Strike in Fontana - KTLA
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