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Weather may have been boring, but at least tonight's sunset was not boring.  

Beautiful clear day today, went for a pleasant walk.

I ended with 1.34" shortly before midnight. I'm more than satisfied with that. Drove up to Anza east of Temecula earlier today, snow is still on the ground above 3200 FT. Very cold and windy up t

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51F, cloudy and almost foggy. Very unusual for December. Definitely not what was forecast today, either.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Drizzle here now. Ground is wet but hasn’t registered in my rain gauge yet.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Some patches of blue sky have since opened up. But here was the scene in the southern Santa Ana Mountains where I was earlier today.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Interestingly, my rain gauge managed to register 0.01" just before midnight. Other nearby stations recorded the same thing at the same time I did. Legit drizzle, rather than condensation.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

A bit strange since things cleared out a few hours after sunset.

Streets were wet here for a little while overnight.

Humidity has come crashing down into the teens this afternoon and there is a potent smell of smoke in the air. Onshore flow is supposed to return late this evening according to the NWS. Talk about a flip-flop pattern.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Humidity is beginning to recover over the past hour here.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Omegaraptor said:

D**n. The Sacramento Valley town of Willows just got its first rain in 197 days. 

They average roughly 21” a year. Driest year on record is 1976 at 4.30” YTD and they are almost an inch behind that.

This season is really getting off to a rotten start statewide!

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From this morning's NWS San Diego forecast discussion:

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Looking ahead to the final week of the year, we are seeing some  
  indications that a wetter period may be at hand for SoCal. The  
  various ensemble members of the ECMWF/GFS reflect this with almost a  
  50-50 split of wet and dry solutions over SoCal. Better consensus  
  however is achieved with the 12Z deterministic runs of the ECMWF/  
  GFS/Canadian models. All show an active Pacific storm track dipping  
  far enough south to get us wet. 

 

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Made it to Riverside. Hazy. 60°F.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 20.9"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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1 minute ago, FAR_Weather said:

Made it to Riverside. Hazy. 60°F.

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That does not look too hazy... that is actually pretty good for Riverside.

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12 minutes ago, TT-SEA said:

 

That does not look too hazy... that is actually pretty good for Riverside.

Hazy by Winter standards. During the Summer it's worse than that.

>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 20.9"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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1 hour ago, FAR_Weather said:

Hazy by Winter standards. During the Summer it's worse than that.

During the late summer, you usually can’t even see the mountains at all, shrouded in a dense layer of smog most of the time. It’s worst in September, on average.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Looks like some decent returns coming off the coast.

>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 20.9"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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Raining here right now.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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38% humidity and rain.

 

My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Sunset right now.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Enough rain to wet the roads here in Riverside, but nothing more.

>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 20.9"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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Rain started very suddenly here just now. Random gusts of wind every few minutes, during which the rain goes from being silent to suddenly loud and back to silent.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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FINALLY some exciting weather to talk about here in Socal!

We had quite a light show here in Orange for about 20 minutes or so with frequent lightning and thunder between 1 and 1:30 am. It was raining quite heavily for a while, but now that the lightning has stopped it is now raining moderately. This is definitely the first more significant rain event of the season.

 

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Just had a burst of heavy rain accompanied by very strong winds. The rain was blowing almost completely sideways. My bedroom window is letting in a ton of rainwater just now around where my window A/C is installed, that never happened in past years because my window faces a direction where rain almost never comes from. I've just secured it with towels.

0.12" so far.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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0.70" here since midnight. Rain has been on and off since noon. Very dark clouds over the Santa Ana Mountains from here.

Temperatures were in the 40s most of the day here, although it did manage to reach 52F during one break in the clouds.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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Rain picked back up nicely, up to 0.86" now and still rising.

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2020-2021 Season Total: 3.35" (as of 2/23/21)

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 15.82"

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 
 

 

 

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