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Some Current Wind Guests Observed... 

Crescent City CECC1 currently had 34mph winds with a reported gust of 43mph. 

KLXC1 Klamath had 41mph.

KACV out of McKinleyville saw 63mph.

KFOT, Fortuna's airfield, hit 51mph.

PTEC1 deep along the Lost Coast, there was a record 71mph gust. 

PG521, directly SW of Sausalito saw a 54mph. 

Pacifica saw 44mph gust.  

Several 30-40mph gusts within the Bay Area between San Francisco and Oakland.  Further north up towards Richmond, there are some 40-50+mph gusts. 

Winds are strong inland as well from Fairfield to Sacramento and up the valley. Variances of 30-40mph I've seen so far. 

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18 minutes ago, Chris said:

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Not much change yet.

Thanks for posting this! We'll see how it in in a few days.  Some places at the most saw a percentage change, which doesn't sound like a lot, but for a 24hr span, that's fairly significant... I think.  I think we'll see the biggest changes from Oroville, Shasta, Folsom, Camanche and Millerton... the big bois.  Also Sonoma and Trinity will be very interesting to see by the end of next week.  

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Watching some live cameras from downtown San Francisco and it is really coming down, especially the camera's facing towards the direction the storm is coming in.  It's night and day looking at the rain smashing the camera on the downtown camera compared to the one down by the marina.  Needless to say, visibility is not the strong point right now. :D 

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I'm shocked how this HEAVY rain band has not broken up as it goes further inland.  If anything, comparing it to earlier radar shots, it's actually getting bigger.  Also a new heavy rain band is appearing around Eureka as it heads towards the mountains.  Sacramento is about to get hit as is San Jose by the heaviest rain yet.  Redding is in the center of their own heavy band.  Snow is also beginning to fall in the Sierra's and up north.

Wind speeds are pretty significant as they continue to ramp up.

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This is kinda cheap to use, but there has been a +100mph gust on Oregon's Squaw Peak. For record, I am posting the details below.  Two gusts of 106mph were recorded at different times.

The highest speed I've seen in the lowlands is 71mph so far along the California Coast. Edit: Now it is an 89mph near Ukiah.

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CALIFORNIA POWER OUTAGES

They are exploding right now.  Outage numbers are going up quick across the state.

San Francisco County/City is already seeing 10,000 without power.

San Mateo County has 31,000 without power. Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties have 15,000 without power.

SMUD is also reporting nearly 2000 without power in the northern areas of Sacramento.

The northern coast is seeing big outages in these rural areas. Sonoma, 13,000.  Mendocino, 8,500. Humbolt, 8,300. Del Norte and Siskiyou each around 1,000. 

 

Overall, the state has 122,000 without power currently. 

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26 minutes ago, NWbyNW said:

This is kinda cheap to use, but there has been a +100mph gust on Oregon's Squaw Peak. For record, I am posting the details below.  Two gusts of 106mph were recorded at different times.

The highest speed I've seen in the lowlands is 71mph so far along the California Coast. Edit: Now it is an 89mph near Ukiah.

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Now pretty much all of Northern California is under rain except NE counties of Modoc and Lassen.  Extreme heavy band over Eureka has moved inland over the mountains.  We see remnants of the heavy band earlier now hitting mountains from Redding to San Jose.  A new heavy band is now making landfall into Central California and will enter  Southern California in the coming house.  A strong band stretching from San Jose to off the coast of Santa Barbara is impressive.  It is also still looking like San Diego might miss out on this besides a light sprinkling. 

 

Power outages have increased from 122k to 174k in the state. 

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A new 77mph gust just south of Los Gatos has appeared.  It happened at 7:32pm.  Remote Oak Ridge near Annapolis and Stewarts Point, reported 88mph at 7:33pm.  Looks like winds are in the 30-40mph range throughout the Sac Valley right now progressively becoming less as you head south into the San Joaquin Valley where it's only hitting into the teens and 20s. 

Rain totals for the past 12 hours is becoming pretty intense in areas, especially to the north.  Essentially from Eureka to Santa Rosa is all over an inch of rain so far.  Some areas are exceeding two inches of rain.  Rain is now hitting the central coast with the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains already seeing nearly 2 inches of rain. The Santa Lucia Range is seeing the heaviest totals thus far with areas over two inches and even 3 inches.  

MNRC1 is reporting 5.68 inches of rain. TPKC1 is reporting 3.24. 

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The calm after a band hits.  Several more fronts to come the next few weeks.  We will move our attention from the Bay Area to other areas in the state now being slammed.  Temps have dropped back down from 61 to 57F.  Still a mild night.  That storm front must have had some warm tropic air in it. 

 

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Yet another heavy dumping has appeared over the Bay Area after the first initial hit and a slight calm in the storm.  Things are also getting heavy in San Luis Obispo.  The first big of the storm has officially reached the Sierra's and it's snowing, which leads to the next aspect of this storm, heavy snow fall and dangerous conditions in high elevation areas.  I immediately think of Lake Tahoe who just recently got buried. 

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Precipitation totals west of Redding in the Trinity Mountains are seeing totals between 3-4 inches of rain in the past 12 hours. 

In the Mayagmus Mountains north of the Coast Range, totals vary from over and inch to 3 inches of the wet stuff. 

Santa Crus Mountains vary between 1-3 inches of rain. 

There is some 2-5 inches in the Santa Lucia Range, but otherwise an unpopulated area. 

 

San Diego is at .01 inches of rain so far according to the Sea World station.

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The majority of power outages are in Northern and Central California. 20% of Mendicino County's population is out of power right now.  In total, almost 200,000 people in California are without power.  

Damage is significant from what people and media is reporting, but we won't know the full scale of flooding and destruction till the daylight hours. :(

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It is raining again around much of N. California.  Several deaths have been blamed on the storm. Power outages peaked at just under 200,000 last night, but has dropped down to 150,000.  The brunt is still counties along the Northern Coast.  Over 30,000 in San Mateo County are still out.

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