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idee ..."weather ideas"...idées météo...vær ideer...väderidéer 

...SF Bay Area weather...storms coming in to West Coast...El-Nino...earthquakes...fires...and many other discussions may be found here...(if/when idee bothers to)...rants are possible...:classic_wink:

 

 

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Russian River Flooding/ camping at Johnson's Beach

...Now that this story has achieved National headlines it looks as if people are beginning to understand how much rain can fall in California during 'extreme' events...this flooding was very devastating to many residents along the massive Russian River course... ...downtown Guerneville was virtually cut-off from the rest of the county...idee has camped many times at Johnson's Beach during the summer while he worked at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa...most of these years were in the 'drought' years...the bridge crossing the Russian River in downtown Guerneville seemed extremely high above the low lying river...the campground was in the 'riparian' area about 10 feet below the streets of Guerneville, in a grove of sycamore trees...sycamores often grow next to streams and rivers, and can take large floods... ...to see the water levels rise so high is amazing, on walks through Guerneville in those years many signs on businesses and Inns showed 'flood level' meters showing how high the water has risen in the past...it was hard to imagine flood waters rising to 40-50ft when the drought had turned the Russian River into a tiny stream that idee observed during his stays during the heat of summer(July into August)...thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people devastated by flooding in Northern California...hopefully none of the storms we receive this Spring bring such disasters.

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Snow covered peaks throughout Bay Area

Snow came down all over the Bay Area Mountains and hillsides on early Tuesday morning...up to 8 inches covered Mt. Hamilton...2-3 inches fell in the Santa Cruz Mountains...and even Twin Peaks in San Francisco saw light amounts...Winter Wonderland!

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Tornadoes...in Santa Cruz? Winter Storm track is online

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes whipped Santa Cruz on Sunday By Amy Graff, SFGATE  Published 8:20 am PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019   Photo: By DropAndTurnShow Via NWS Bay Area         IMAGE 1 OF 25   Wow...idee has never heard of a tornado in Santa Cruz, California before...just yards away from the World Famous 'Santa Cruz Boardwalk' a waterspout hit the Santa Cruz wharf, damaging the Dolphin restaurant...Amazing! All the severe reports where in the local area as Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains had a 65-70 mph. wind gust from the same ferocious storm that came through on Sunday. Now the 'storm door' is open and several more storms will roll through the Bay Area this week...

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Winter Rains In SF Bay Area...storm 'totals'

It was worth waiting for...the storm coming down from the Gulf of Alaska finally reached the South Bay Area in the late evening on Sunday night...high winds and heavy rains buffeted the area...with gigantic waves crashing into the coastline...NWS had warned of coastal high waves of up to 30-50 feet along the Northern and Central California coastline...NWS wasn't 'fooling around' with this 'tweet'...more storms are expected by this weekend, as a few perturbations move into the Pacific NorthWest for the time being...light rain in Bay Area Thursday night into Friday. The Bay Area was drenched in the downpour and here are a few 24-hour rainfall totals from 4 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. Hayward .41 inches      Concord .76 inches Oakland .73 inches        San Francisco .74    Santa Rosa 1.03 inches         Napa .58  Mt. Tamalpais 1.54 inches      Venada 4 inches   San Jose .88 inches             Mt. Umunhum 2.01  Half Moon Bay .52 inches   Ben Lomond Mountain 2.72 https://www.sfgate.com/weather/article/rainfall-totals-Northern-California-Sacramento-13471645.php  

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Another 'leaf' falls from the 'tree'...storm track is 'online'

Another storm is just offshore of the California Coast...beautiful 'baroclinic leaf' motif rminds us that the leaves are changing and 'falling' quickly now as winter approaches...the high winds and heavy rains(and Sierra snowfall) give hope of a wet winter and abundant replenishment of snowpack in the Sierras, as well as ground water and reservoir storage of much needed runoff from these 'early' season storms(Oct.-Mar. is California's main 'rainy season')...light to moderate rain should last until Thu. with more snows in Sierras...parent low in GOA queuing up more

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No 'Official' 'El-Nino yet...even so 'getting wet'

Rain fell on the whole San Francisco Bay Area yesterday...it took until late afternoon to reach San Jose and parts south...a nice soaking rain has made it easier for this next system's heavy rain to soak into the ground and re-charge the aquifer before the totals get high and run off into the stream and rivers sending it into the Bay and Pacific Ocean...Butte County and other fire-ravaged areas must remain vigilant now that heavy rain is expected...flooding, rock slides and debris flows could be common int he next few days...and may be a source of more threats to an already devastated area...rains in So Cal do not look to as quite as heavy...but steep canyons along with denuded hillsides may cause flooding and debris flows in many areas...everyone please be diligent and aware...ready to move out of harms way on short notice.   idee

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Call It Stormy Monday(But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_It_Stormy_Monday_(But_Tuesday_Is_Just_as_Bad) ...idee had a 'day' that was 'stormy'...the 'cause celebre' of the moment without even knowing about any of the 'controversy' until today...oh well...figured to start a place to rant, predict and generally talk weather...SF Bay Area (terrible smoke from fires in Paradise, CA) and such...  Paradise...lost...                                                    our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and their loved ones who have been effected by the terrible fires...not just in Paradise, CA,... in Southern California and all other areas being damaged by nature's wrath... Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton (1608–1674). 

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