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#101
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

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I question that high at Lake Forest. I simply don't think it got THAT hot today, although it was quite warm for an early January day with the Santa Ana winds. I feel that it reached the low and mid 80's in the warmer parts of Orange County.

 

Dry air and low sun angle make it feel less hot. At least there was no Red Flag Warning. Hope to get more rain next Friday.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

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It was 88F in Huntington Beach & Long Beach [not far from Lake Forest].

 

I was just checking the high temperatures around the region and saw those temps. I am still finding it hard to believe that it got that hot, though. It is quite warm tonight here in Orange from the wind, though, as it is around 72 right now.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

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Dry air and low sun angle make it feel less hot. At least there was no Red Flag Warning. Hope to get more rain next Friday.

 

I'm hoping for more rain next week, too. I would feel more comfortable if it is a chance vs a slight chance, but it is still a ways out and NWS is being conservative that far out for a good reason.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

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I'm hoping for more rain next week, too. I would feel more comfortable if it is a chance vs a slight chance, but it is still a ways out and NWS is being conservative that far out for a good reason.

Yeah, late in the week rainfall would be great.  Cooler temps will be nice also.  


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

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I question that high at Lake Forest. I simply don't think it got THAT hot today, although it was quite warm for an early January day with the Santa Ana winds. I feel that it reached the low and mid 80's in the warmer parts of Orange County.

 

I'm a bit skeptical too Dan, but I'm seeing it reported in the OC Register and LA Times. 

 

I'm in Modjeska Canyon just east of Lake Forest and we are generally more extreme, hot and cold, than than they are and our high yesterday was 82.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:59 AM

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So far, Jan has been warmer than average but much cooler and hopefully wetter conditions are en route. South Texas/ Florida have had freezing temps this weekend.

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

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WU station in Lake Forest yesterday

 

Serrano Park KCALAKEF12

Temperature 91.1 °F 54.2 °F 72.7 °F

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

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Another very warm January day, although some high clouds blocked out the sun completely for about half an hour, but even then temperatures were in the 80s.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:21 AM

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Waiting for rain

 

Sunday: 82/ 62



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Posted Yesterday, 11:12 AM

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This will be the lowest snow level of winter ;)

 

NWS_LA

"During the day
  on Friday, plenty of cold air will crash into the area, dropping 
  snow levels to between 3000 and 4000 feet by Friday night. So, 
  there will be several inches of snow accumulation likely, 
  especially at the resort levels."



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Posted Yesterday, 04:35 PM

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Solar noon is finally "correct" today, after being as early as 11:34 AM back in November. But that's only for our longitude. Solar noon is actually more than 9 minutes late in Greenwich, England, which is 0 longitude. That's called the Equation of Time.

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Also, much cooler and cloudier today.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:43 PM

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Clouds really thickened up late in the day. Possibly there could be some virga or sprinkles.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:50 PM

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Cooling begins

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:17 PM

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Friday's storm does not look too impressive. Still waiting for the hills to get green here.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:11 PM

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Friday's storm does not look too impressive. Still waiting for the hills to get green here.

 

I was out yesterday and noticed just how dry the foothills of the Santa Ana mountains look at this time. They still look as if we are in summer or fall.



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Posted Today, 09:25 AM

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Weak disturbance washing out around the Bay Area but another storm in a few days may reach into SoCal. Currently GFS is showing periods of rainfall well into next week.  :)



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Posted Today, 11:49 AM

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Afternoon conditions in Texas. 

 

SAN ANTONIO LGTSLEET 28 16 60 N16 30.68F WCI 16
HOUSTON BUSH LGTSLEET 26 22 84 N17G28 30.64F FOG WCI 13
 

I doubt subfreezing maximums in the lower elevations would ever happen in California. 



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Posted Today, 05:33 PM

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Lots of high clouds again today, but we need the kind of clouds that drop some rain out of them.

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Posted Today, 05:47 PM

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Solar noon is finally "correct" today, after being as early as 11:34 AM back in November. But that's only for our longitude. Solar noon is actually more than 9 minutes late in Greenwich, England, which is 0 longitude. That's called the Equation of Time.

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Also, much cooler and cloudier today.

 

In Santa Maria the Solar Noon is at 12:00PM on the Winter Solstice. 



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Posted Today, 08:47 PM

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Now the odds [models] aren't looking very good for rain into next week  :(

 

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