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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:39 AM

So Cal DU'ers we have white out conditions

Going East on I-8 in the Campo Area. Also Pine Valley is icy, with plenty f vehicle spin outs dur to the severe winter storm. The Warning is on until 03:00 AM.

Chains are also required above 2500 feet for all 2WD and while 4WD are ok, CHP is asking you to carry chains.

So, if you are planning on driving to Phoenix, or coming from Phoenix, expect winter driving conditions. Plan accordingly.

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Reply So Cal DU'ers we have white out conditions (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 OP
2naSalit Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #2
2naSalit Feb 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #11
2naSalit Feb 2013 #13
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #15
cliffordu Feb 2013 #3
2naSalit Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5
cliffordu Feb 2013 #6
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #7
2naSalit Feb 2013 #10
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #14
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #16

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:55 AM

1. Was it snowing in Lakeside?

That's where my mom lives, I'm sure she's not out anywhere but just wondering. Been a long time since I've been there but I do recall around 1989 or 90 that there was some snow that winter, probably not as much.

Funny, I have a friend in Idaho who was planning to leave for AZ to get warm today but decided to wait since it's snowing down there too!

Stay warm, a lot of places around there weren't built for winter.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:58 AM

2. In the higher elevations of lakeside probably.

I am debating an "early" night... We could have flash floods when it melts...or staying up due to those white out conditions.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:18 AM

9. Yeah

it can get pretty scary when there's a big collection of water in suspension like that. In one or two hours it can all come rushing down. I recall a flooding back a long time ago, when Santee was out in the sticks, the river came up to my mom's then backyard, and her house was several hundred feet from the actual flood plane. That was the year that they had to build a new bridge on Carlton Hills Blvd.

I can't imagine the infrastructure issues there would be in that area with all the build up that's taken place since then.

When I asked about Lakeside, I was thinking of Jamul area when you mentioned Campo and I think I got it confused with a different place way north of there. Ooops. It must be pretty nice and hopefully still not too heavily populated out there these days...? Brings back some way back memories thinking about that area.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:22 AM

11. Jamul is getting snow

Just checked the radar...oh and it is still pretty much "in the sticks."

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:38 AM

13. Indeed

if you have to cover the news, you have to have all of that. I'm guessing you were out near Campo for a traffic incident? i was thinking you lived out there and just got home or something. How our minds come up with possibilities when there isn't much to go on! I lived in the County several times from the mid 1970s to 1990. I've been back maybe three times since, the last being about 12 or more years ago. It was a tough place to get by then. Sometimes I did well but others not so much, depended on what line of work I was in at the time. I'm glad I moved from there, too many people for me as I get old... I like being so inconveniently located that people don't "just drop by".

Stay cozy, hope you don't have to go out again, though I can't picture it given the really bad driving skills folks have when it rains let alone when it snows. How will they know which way they're going if they can't see the braille reflectors on the road?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:16 AM

15. I live in the city

The back country is our beat (and city hall). We got a 4WD.

Fire season, I expect to go there at least twice though

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:59 AM

3. Fuck. I was supposed to be en route on my bicycle through there

this week - But I decided to take the train home instead,......

sheeit.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:01 AM

4. Sounds like you made a good decision!

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:02 AM

5. Lucky

Let me share a work secret.

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/traffic.aspx?ddlComCenter=BFCC

That is the traffic notification system for chp. Enter border for location. Trust e, every traffic reporter across the state uses it.

There is a very cool app for android that I use on the phone...the website is next to useless on that small screen.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:09 AM

6. THANK YOU!!!!!

priceless!!

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:10 AM

7. You welcome

I admit, I use it to avoid traffic messes too!!!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:22 AM

10. That's pretty cool, thanks!

The new generation of the "scanner" for road issues.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:24 AM

12. Oh I still listen to the scanner

Following a fire call near bye that just ended.

When you hear an SL of sirens.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:16 AM

8. And near the coast hail, right now, outside my window...hail

Extra blanket tonight.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:38 AM

14. We're lucky in the northwest, calm and cool right now, is all we got.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:38 AM

16. Oh this storm has passed

But it's dumped snow.

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