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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 08:33 AM

No Rain in SoCal


Hey fellow southern Californians...have you ever experienced anything like this?
January and February are suppose to be our rainiest months.
I have lived here 50+ years and can't remember a drier January.
Wow.

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Reply No Rain in SoCal (Original post)
SHRED Feb 2012 OP
abelenkpe Feb 2012 #1
bemildred Feb 2012 #2
bayareaboy Feb 2012 #3
Kablooie Feb 2012 #4
Le Taz Hot Feb 2012 #5
Kablooie Feb 2012 #6
Gold Metal Flake Feb 2012 #7
kestrel91316 Feb 2012 #8
itsrobert Feb 2012 #9
kestrel91316 Feb 2012 #10
bemildred Feb 2012 #12
JDPriestly Feb 2012 #13
bemildred Feb 2012 #15
Gold Metal Flake Feb 2012 #11
JDPriestly Feb 2012 #14

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 09:12 AM

1. Nope

Things have seemed off for almost two years though. Not very cold in the winter and not really hot in the summer. This is the second winter we have not had to use the heat and there was only one week that required AC. Hope we get some rain soon!

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 10:14 AM

2. I was born here, before WWII was over.

I've seen it dry like this, this is hardly the first dry Winter, we had a couple rain-years in the low one-digits back in the 90s IIRC, and the last couple years have been wet, so we were due for some dry.

I like the 80 degree New Years Days we get now and then for the Rose Parade.

I do see effects in my garden though, things start growing earlier than they once did.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. It hasn't rained in Nor-Cal either ,,,


So we are holding up the water we have up here.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 07:05 AM

4. No snow on the mountains either.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 09:25 AM

5. It's rained one time in 2-1/2

months in the central valley which means no snow pack in the Sierra. I foresee water rationing and higher produce prices this summer if things don't turn around,.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 01:35 AM

6. "It Never Rains In Southern California"

ALBERT HAMMOND
"It Never Rains In Southern California"

Got on board a westbound 747
Didn't think before deciding what to do
Ooh, that talk of opportunities
TV breaks and movies
Rang true
Sure rang true

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. Aah! Rain in Santa Clarita.

Feels like winter sorta.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 07:20 PM

8. I have been here since '83 and can't remember a January like this.

Freakily October-like.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 10:05 PM

9. It's actually February.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 01:23 PM

10. I was referring to the month just past. I almost added a comment re Feb

but we're not halfway through it so I'm reserving judgement.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 04:43 PM

12. It was a warm January. I have peppers putting out fruit.

And that is odd, in February.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:07 AM

13. Wow! That is frightening.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 09:26 AM

15. Well, definitely weird.

I have seen warm Januarys before, after all that is one of the reasons all these people moved here, but the most recent one was more consistent than any I can remember. OTOH, right now it's cold and drizzly and I am concerned that my courageous pepper is going to have a hard time. It might be partly my fault, since I been working the ground and composting, and that can perk them up, and that particular pepper started late last year and never did produce anything, so it might have been hot to trot.

Last year was weird anyway, because there were very few honey bees, so I had healthy flowering plants with not much fruit. This year there seem to be plenty of bees again. Some other people I discussed that with suggested it might be an after effect of burning half the San Gabriel Range and then two wet Winters, it taking a year or two for enough new growth to support a normal bee population.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

11. Nice, long, slow drizzle this morning over the San Gabriel mountains.

This is good. More rain forecast Wed and the weekend.

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Response to Gold Metal Flake (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 03:08 AM

14. But no rain in LA proper.

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