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Things Are About To Get Bad

If you live in California, anywhere in the state, this is your one-stop shop for the weather warnings, watches, advisories, and special weather statements.

The remnents of Typhoon Melor will be coming ashore late tonight through all of tomorrow, with high gusty winds, and heavy rains. If you live around an area that was burned out within the last two years, there is a probability of mudslides, in addition to flash flooding, and the gusty winds.

The highest winds and heaviest rains will be in the mountains inland from the coast, and the weather will probably be worst from Big Sur up to Marin County, but, pretty much everywhere is going to have nasty weather.

Stay safe.


1 Badtux { 10.12.09 at 10:55 pm }

Going to be wearing my Driducks, Seattle Sombrero, and waterproof hiking boots tomorrow :).
.-= last blog ..Thought for the day =-.

2 Bryan { 10.13.09 at 12:00 am }

The satellite and radar definitely don’t look good.

I’ve been watching it for a while, and it has held together surprisingly well over a very long trip on the Japanese Current.

3 cookie jill { 10.13.09 at 2:11 am }

I’d rather deal with earthquakes. (quick knock on wood)

Will always remember the time I lived up in San Francisco and the rain and winds were so bad, a good portion of the redwood trees in Golden Gate park were toppled. Now THAT was a storm season.

However, I do live in the fire area. Trying to dig out some hiking shoes for mud going.
.-= last blog ..If it says Libby’s Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label =-.

4 Badtux { 10.13.09 at 10:06 am }

Cookie, the main problem with mud is if it slides across the highway, or across your house (!). Since I’m in the lowlands, all I have to worry about is flooding. I live on the second floor and the doorsill of my Jeep is 24 inches above ground level. Doesn’t seem like much of a problem to me :).

I’m getting a nice breeze blowing across me as I sit here in front of the patio door. Thing is, the patio door is closed (!!!). But nothing anywhere near what even the lightest near-miss by a hurricane produces — while the wind is blowing, the rain is fairly light, as vs. torrential.

5 Bryan { 10.13.09 at 2:21 pm }

Looking at the radar and the wind, it looks a lot like a tropical storm coming ashore around San Francisco. The rain extends into Nevada, and there is a possible tornado South of Medford, Oregon. There a definite pockets of really heavy rains and thunderstorms in the system, but it looks like it is moving quickly ashore.

The problem is that California really needs a week of steady, light to moderate rains, to really affect the drought conditions in any meaningful way, but this should extinguish the smoldering fires in the National forests in the area, and add some snow pack.

6 cookie jill { 10.13.09 at 5:30 pm }

The City by the Bay is getting slammed.
.-= last blog ..Politics is getting ugly here in Santa Barbara =-.

7 Bryan { 10.13.09 at 9:09 pm }

I would hate to be camping up the mountains during this mess. The passes must be a real mess, as well as the road to Reno.