Criterion for verification of a California flooding, calamity blogged about here, oh, I dunno, maybe a week ago already, based on progs and spaghetti, mostly:
25-30 inches of rain at one or more stations between yesterday and the end of January. First day of accumulation is here.
In comparison, in the Cal climo data for the Big Niño of 1998, January and February each had one or more stations that recorded more than 30 inches, BUT, it took the whole month! In other words, it was like someone hitting 70 home runs in a baseball season of 200 games, whilst Babe Ruth hit 60 in only 154 games. Or someone breaking college fubball records in 15 games, whereas as Barry Sanders only played in 12. Well, you get the idea without all the details.
We’ve talked about this place before, but if you storm chase, you want to be in the King Range, located where the “101” highway sign is on this map. No gauges available there, and they will likely have the greatest total during this calamitous spell of Cal rains. Will be posting these maps or tables every so often. Will also be checking to see how many reservoirs get filled up in the northern part of the State.
Here we’ll be pretty much bored out of our minds by great weather until late in the month I’m afraid.