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Typhoon Melor Remnants Moving Into CA

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. SayWhat?

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    First drought and high temps, then wildfires, now flooding rains from the remnants of Typhoon Melor that passed over Japan a few days ago. 3 to 5 inches of rain expected in some areas which could lead to mudslides in fire areas, possibly around 6 inches with wind speeds of 60 miles per hour. May rival heavy rains of October 1962.

    Now why again is it I would want to move there again?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Those that live here know, and those that don't can stay where they are. ;)
     
  3. phrelin

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    Of course we both live in Northern Califoriia.:D

    On Saturday, we did put away or cover all our outdoor furniture, grill, etc., plus started the generator and other tasks all associated with admitting Winter has arrived early and the Northern California fire season is officially over.;)
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    Yesterday was the cleanup of leaves and today the heater has been turned on. Yes, winter seems to be on its way.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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  6. phrelin

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    Well it got here, sounded really windy during the night (one unreliable weather station shows a gust at 33 mph) and wet as we had a cumulative 1 inch at 7 am with some gauges in the region showing up to 2 inches.

    Definitely scary enough to keep anyone from moving here.:rolleyes:
     
  7. BattleZone

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    It's coming down big-time in the Bay Area. I was talking to folks there on the phone and could hear the rain and wind over the phone.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    The rain has finally set in here and "wouldn't you know" the darn trees have drooped enough to block my dish. :(
    Had this come later, the leaves would have fallen and I'd not need to deal with this until next year. :(
     
  9. sum_random_dork

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    Made for quite a fun day, I guess now I know what a Tropical Storm is like. The rain and wind was insane, the rain was almost blowing upwards on I80 between Sacramento and the Bay Area, fwy speeds at times were down to 25mph because of the strong winds. But, it's CA and we LOVE IT!
     
  10. Mark Holtz

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    From the NWS:

    Record Report

    Statement as of 2:07 am PDT on October 14, 2009

    ... Daily rainfall records for Tuesday October 13th...

    A record rainfall of 1.46 inches was set at Stockton Airport CA yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.76 set in 1962.

    A record rainfall of 1.57 inches was set at Modesto CA yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.93 set in 1957.

    A record rainfall of 1.95 inches was set at Red Bluff CA yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.60 set in 1884.


    Local Storm Report


    10/13/2009 0313 PM

    Sacramento, Sacramento County.

    Flood, reported by broadcast media.


    Roadway flooding due to heavy rains and poor drainage at Interstate 5 southbound through downtown Sacramento. Standing water approximately 6 inches deep.





    10/13/2009 0255 PM

    4 miles NE of Sacramento, Sacramento County.

    Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


    Tree branches down in roadway near Cottage way and Morse street. Estimated 12 inch diameter tree.





    10/13/2009 0255 PM

    4 miles NE of Sacramento, Sacramento County.

    Flood, reported by NWS employee.


    Roadway flooding near intersection of Cottage way and Hacienda drive. Clogged storm drains and heavy rains resulted in ponding water up to 18 inches deep.





    10/13/2009 1245 PM

    Sacramento, Sacramento County.

    Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


    Fema region 9 reports numerous power outages across the Central Valley from Redding to Bakersfield. Estimates at midday aproximately 81000 customers were experiencing outages. Most are sporadic outages which are resolved relatively quickly.





    10/13/2009 0800 am

    Woodland, Yolo County.

    Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


    2-3 foot diameter tree down. Car damage but no injuries.





    10/13/2009 1100 am

    Sacramento, Sacramento County.

    Non-thunderstorm wind damage, reported by utility company.


    Widespread power outages, approximately 40,000 households in the Sacramento Metro area, due to downed trees and brances knocking down power lines. Report from Sacramento municapal utility district and Pacific gas and electric.




    Public Information Statement

    Statement as of 3:00 am PDT on October 14, 2009

    A strong Pacific storm system brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the interior of northern California yesterday.

    Here are some daily rain amounts for Tuesday October 13th...

    Downtown Sacramento Oct 13 2009... ..3.04 inches
    peak wind gust for SAC exec... ... ... ..48 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for downtown Sacramento
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..3.63 1962
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1.52 1884
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1.20 1899
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.48 1957
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.32 1882

    Red Bluff Oct 13 2009... ... ... ... ... 1.95 inches
    peak wind gust... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 53 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for Red Bluff
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.60 1884
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.48 1957
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.32 1968
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.21 1980
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.16 1972

    Redding Oct 13.. 2009... ... ... ... ... 1.37 inches
    peak wind gust... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 55 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for Redding
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1.85 1957
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.30 1937
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.25 1968
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.18 1962
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.16 1899

    Marysville Oct 13 2009... ... ... ... ..1.68 inches
    peak wind gust... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 52 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for Marysville
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..4.24 1962
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1.36 1957
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.20 2007
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.10 1937
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.10 1968

    Stockton Oct 13 2009... ... ... ... ... .1.46 inches
    peak wind gust... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 52 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for Stockton
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.76 1962
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.56 1957
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.17 1968
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.15 1979
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..0.01 1972

    Modesto Oct 13 2009... ... ... ... ... ..1.57 inches
    peak wind gust... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 47 mph
    previous top five wettest October 13 for Modesto
    1... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.93 1957
    2... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.33 1968
    3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.23 1962
    4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.20 1979
    5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.06 1937

    ... Other locations... 24 hour rainfall totals as of midnight...

    Black Springs (calaveras co)... ... ... 6.34 inches
    brandy creek (w of redding)... ... ... .6.28 inches
    La Porte (plumas co)... ... ... ... ... ..5.63 inches
    Sims (n of redding)... ... ... ... ... ... 5.62 inches
    Lakeshore (n of redding)... ... ... ... .5.44 inches
    Mt Elizabeth (tuolumne co)... ... ... ..5.29 inches
    Stirling City (butte co)... ... ... ... .4.96 inches
    Travis Air Force Base... ... ... ... ... .4.75 inches
    Bald mtn (el Dorado co)... ... ... ... ..4.27 inches
    Vacaville... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .4.23 inches
     
  11. Mark Holtz

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    And a log of yesterday from Weather Underground.

    At work yesterday, we had a 5 minute power outage and the lights flickering several times. Sac State could not decide if evening class was not on or not. So, I headed to class, and noticed a big downed tree and some street flooding. The instructor did hold class, but only to announce the exam results from last week.

    The storm from January 4th, 2008 was, IMHO, much worse. The tree damage that we experienced yesterday was partially due to reduced watering to the drought.
     
  12. phrelin

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    Historically, data on nearby Ukiah Airport show October 13, 1957 with 1.42 in as the record until yesterday's 2.23 in, but the average for that date is .05 in. So far in the storm our rain gauge has about 3.5 in. State monitored rain gauges for the North Coast range from over 5 inches to 1.17 inches. A station in the town of Mendocino has 4.01 inches.

    Historically, the weather pattern termed "The Pineapple Express" has resulted in more flooding on the Pacific Coast because the heavy rain just keeps coming in from Hawaii. But this was wet enough to increase the flow above our community's reservoir from negligible to about 2.2 cfs which is a little higher, and earlier, than the usual first big storm.
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    I heard a figure of some 80,000 without power yesterday. Don't know if it ever got higher.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    I feel for those who have been affected but down in SoCal it hasn't had near the effect some people predicted. Yes, it rained.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    1.7" in 24 hours, [yawn]
     
  16. Sharkie_Fan

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    According to our local paper, that figure was as of 7:45 am yesterday. At one point yesterday afternoon, they're saying that 682,000 were without power, including 189,000 in the SF Bay Area.

    We were without power here at the office for most of the day. Again, according to our local paper, there was over 10" of rainfall in the surrounding mountains yesterday.

    (I tried to confirm that number at the national weather service website... I found 7" in our area, and 10" in the San Jose area)

    And I don't even know what the wind was, but it was crazy.
     
  17. 4HiMarks

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    No kidding.

    It's some rain, folks. Deal with it. Ain't like the biblical flood or something.
     

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