Boringly nice here; lets see what happening in our neighbor state, California as a diversion

Below are rain totals for just the past FIVE days in Cal! Nice. This episode is taking a chomp out of Cal drought, at least in the northern half of the State.

20011812Z Cal 120 h precip 120 H table 20160118

Honeydew up there in that table, with 10.07 inches is in the lee of the King Range, that place  where I told you to go to storm chase.  The KR is to the SW of Honeydew.  While Honeydew is wet, likely a coupla inches or more on the SW facing slopes of the KR.

Below, what it looks like right near the King Range:

Home on the Range...the King Range peaks fill up the background. I thought you should see what its like up there, before moving there just because I recommended it due to needing rainfall measurements closer to the peaks.
Home on the Range…the King Range, that is.    KR peaks fill up the background in this shot. I thought you should see what its like up there, before moving there just because I recommended it so that we could get needed rainfall measurements in that area, closer to the peaks than is Honeydew.  Rainfall average likely more than 100 inches at that house down there.  Nice summers, though.

Let’s see what Cal waves are doing….going big!

As of this morning. Some big boys are pounding the coast. Maybe they'll slip in the Mavericks surf competition one of these days.
As of this morning; some big boys are pounding the coast. Maybe they’ll slip in the Mavericks surf competition one of these days.

 

More Cal drenchers and big waves on the way in rapid succession, and grand total just for the last half of January are very likely to be within,  or even exceed,  25-30 inches at one of the wettest points.

The weather WAY ahead.

Looks more and more like something significant in precip here near the end of January, as a colossus storm smashes Cal and the coast, then rolls radidly SEward into AZ.  Another snow episode toward the tail end of that storm  here in the Heights seems a strong possibility, too.  We’ll be shivering, no matter what,  during it and after it passes.

 

The End.

 

(Missed some real doozie sunsets of late, too.  Dang.)

4 thoughts on “Boringly nice here; lets see what happening in our neighbor state, California as a diversion”

  1. Wow- those are pretty impressive rainfall totals for the names on that list! Can’t say much about things here, though. I have less than 4 inches for the whole month so far. Looks like we’ll have a fairly good amount coming on Thursday (starting Wednesday night), but not much else. The snow level here today was about 3700 feet. Not bad for an El Nino.

    1. Not bad, but I need more for my overzealous forecast of more than a week ago of 25-30 inches during the remaining period in January at one or more stations in Cal. I think I’ve got at least 15 inches at some stations now since I wrote that blog. Jet has become more “wavy” than those the firehose, long fetch jets into Cal that appeared over and over again when I went off the deep end, giving me a false confidence that some big events were going to slam Cal.

      Now, due to waviness in the jet, there’ll be a ridge passing by, not continuous rains, and a brief dry spell of at least 24-36 h beginning from last night will occur.

      Still, it will be a very good reservoir January for Cal north of “Frisco”, that city where no one can buy a home because they’re 2 million for one bedroom… Hahaha

    1. Thanks, Matt. I REALLY would like to be in the King Range, in a house with a tin roof, listening to those amazing rains that fall there, even in ordinary storms. The King Range rises up to about 4,000 feet right there at the shore line, and you can imagine the condensate squeezed out of air as it traverses that range, though a lot of it goes side ways rather than directly over it due to barrier blocking. Still…

      The nearest town nearby, in case you’d like to live near the KR?

      Shelter Cove, CA, a part of what is called, “The Lost Coast.”
      The legendary Highway 1 in Cal does not follow the coastline in that area.

      Would like to winter in that area myself, spend summers here.

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