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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

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No rain here so far. Just annoyingly cold and breezy. Unlike me, I know most people love the cooler weather.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

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I had a brief shower here in Orange while i was eating dinner and was enough to get everything wet. Hopefully there's more where that came from.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:32 PM

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We had a brief shower here too. Still this is mainly a marine layer event, despite plenty of clouds in the desert and some rain in parts of Arizona that is more than we are getting.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:31 AM

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So far Fullerton Airport and Downtown L.A. have got 0.01 while San Diego and John Wayne Airport have nothing.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:49 AM

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A big zero for rainfall here though reports of showers in nearby Burbank/ La Crescenta last night. Oh well :rolleyes:

 

Monday 65/ 49



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

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"A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?" https://www.nytimes....ia-drought.html

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Beautiful sunrise in Santa Barbara this morning

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:11 AM

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Not many clouds at all today and less windy so far.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:15 AM

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Now we can look to next week for cold temps and maybe rain.  

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

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All that activity out in the bight but none here

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:48 PM

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WoW

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

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It appears we will be in for some much cooler weather here in Socal if that 6-10 Day Outlook verifies. Hopefully those cooler temps are accompanied by some much needed rain and mountain snow, that will not only help with the water supply, but help the ski resorts as well.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

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6-10 day outlooks are far from reliable, but we would get cooler weather if it verified.

This storm has been disappointing so far, but I remember a cutoff low one Valentine's Day that brought much more rain than forecasted, and guess what tomorrow is. Can we have a repeat?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

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I picked up 0.10" here in Orange with this low last night and very early this morning.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:34 AM

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Power outage this morning. Another cloudy morning with no rain.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:20 AM

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Around 5:30am I watched channel 5 show radar of heavy showers moving north through Orange county/ LA but they failed to mention that very little rain was reaching the ground. Woke up several hours later looking forward to evidence  :(

 

Tuesday: 66/ 48



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

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NWS_Sacramento

 

.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Sunday THROUGH Wednesday)
  Extended forecast period consists of high amplitude upper ridging
  in the EPAC with deep troughing along the West Coast. Troughing 
  forecast to dig Sunday into Monday ushering significantly colder 
  air into Interior NorCal. Unsettled weather expected with showers 
  possible over the foothills and mountains and snow levels lowering
  into the foothills Monday. Highs in the lower 60s in the Central 
  Valley Sunday drop into the 50s Monday and Tuesday. Cold overnight
  low temperatures forecast early next week with 20s to low 30s 
  forecast in the Central Valley Tuesday morning.
 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

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There could be some snow in the PNW next week. Portland had some in their forecast.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

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Low was absolutely pathetic, and so our weather continues to be boring as the drought worsens. Therefore it's time for some more Arctic sun tracking.

 

Longyearbyen is about to experience something they have not experienced since October 26.

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Yes, there are people who actually live here.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:43 PM

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Low was absolutely pathetic, and so our weather continues to be boring as the drought worsens. Therefore it's time for some more Arctic sun tracking.

 

Longyearbyen is about to experience something they have not experienced since October 26.

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This has been one of the worst winters I have ever seen here in Socal in terms of boredom and dryness. 2006-07 was quite bad as well, but it was quite cold at times during that year, especially about mid January.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:41 AM

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Longyearbyen, where dying is illegal



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:43 AM

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Here we have it. Longyearbyen's first official daylight of 2018. No clouds to obscure anything and a much better webcam than Barrow. Look at that sunshine on top of the hill just four minutes after solar noon.

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It won't be until March 8, however, that sunshine reaches the town.

For us, we have reached just over 11 hours of daylight today. Still a few clouds left from our low pressure system, but they should not last too long, with offshore flow developing.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:00 AM

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This has been one of the worst winters I have ever seen here in Socal in terms of boredom and dryness. 2006-07 was quite bad as well, but it was quite cold at times during that year, especially about mid January.

Last winter it basically stopped raining around mid February. I've recorded less than 3 inches in nearly a full year's time since then.

 

Wednesday: 69/ 53



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:33 PM

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Last winter it basically stopped raining around mid February. I've recorded less than 3 inches in nearly a full year's time since then.

 

Wednesday: 69/ 53

 

That's right, March onward was very dry except for one storm in early May. It has been a very abnormal long stretch of dry weather we have been experiencing. In years past, an early end to the rainy season would often lead to at least some storms starting in October or November of the following year, as opposed to just staying dry all fall.

 

Something different is going on in our weather patterns than what we used to see in the recent past, and this pattern seemed to really begin in earnest around 2012-13.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

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That's right, March onward was very dry except for one storm in early May. It has been a very abnormal long stretch of dry weather we have been experiencing. In years past, an early end to the rainy season would often lead to at least some storms starting in October or November of the following year, as opposed to just staying dry all fall.

 

Something different is going on in our weather patterns than what we used to see in the recent past, and this pattern seemed to really begin in earnest around 2012-13.

 

We appear to be in uncharted territory but I hope rainfall occurs before the rain season comes to an end or that we benefit from the monsoon this summer. At least the reservoirs are full.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:23 PM

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There's the potential for some of the coldest temperatures of winter next week

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:09 PM

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Let's hope this cold air is accompanied by some moisture for some very beneficial snows in the mountains!

 

Since this cold pattern is coming later in the year with a higher sun angle and longer days, it probably won't get as cold here in lower elevation parts of Socal as it did in January 2007.



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Posted Today, 10:10 AM

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Cool start to what should be our last warm day in quite a while. Hopefully tomorrow night's system is able to bring some measurable rain.

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Posted Today, 04:22 PM

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For Monday, partly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Then in the evening partly cloudy again with a chance of showers before becoming mostly clear.

Why does the chance of showers return in the evening?

I'll be amazed if we can get at least 0.05 inches somewhere.