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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:01 PM
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BREAKING FLASH FLOOD WARNING LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Edited on Sat Sep-10-11 05:03 PM by itsrobert
DANGEROUS STORM ALERT, DESTRUCTIVE HAIL, DANGEROUS LIGHTING. BREAKING.

. A FLASH FLOOD AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM PDT FOR CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY...

AT 254 PM PDT... LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH FLASH FLOODING CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ACTON... MOVING NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL INDICATED FLOODING AND HAIL OCCURRING ALONG HIGHWAY 14 NEAR ACTON AND THE SOLEDAD MOUNTAIN PASS. LAW ENFORCEMENT ESTIMATES ABOUT TWO TO THREE FEET OF WATER AND MUD ARE FLOWING ACROSS THE ROADWAY. LOCAL TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE REPORTING HAIL OCCURRING NEAR THE SOLEDAD PASS... DISRUPTING TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE HIGHWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE... TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS... CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. REMEMBER... IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER... YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localstatealerts/...
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:02 PM
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1. Link:
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:02 PM
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2. It's a crazy day in Southland
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NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:08 PM
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3. Huh. We get these routinely in the summer here in Conn.
I guess the creeks flood out roads so often that we don't think much of it. The basic rule is don't pilot your car like a U-boat commander. Find another road.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:10 PM
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4. Six inches of water will sweep a car away out west
Crossing that dip in the road with water rushing across it is always a very bad idea.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:17 PM
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5. We're getting it in the AV right now
People are hoping it won't mess up Lancaster's Celebrate America Fest and tribute to veterans scheduled to kick off less than 2 hours from now.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:31 PM
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7. What is the AV?
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:34 PM
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8. Antelope Valley, I believe. eom
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:37 PM
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9. Right. North L.A. County, 60 miles north of downtown. nt
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 06:16 PM
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12. Thank you.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:22 PM
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6. Weir... Just looked at San Diego
We seem to be in the clear.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 07:54 PM
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15. he did?
was he wearing those ridiculous, tiny cut-offs?

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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:38 PM
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10. Cue the east coaster's "OH that's just another day heres" in 3...2...1...
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:40 PM
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11. Turn around....dont drown
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 07:04 PM
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13. kick
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 07:07 PM
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14. UPDATE: Location now 10 mi. east of Lancaster, HALF-dollar-sized hail, flash floods
Severe thunderstorm/flash flood warning until 5:45 PM Pacific.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 08:06 PM
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16. Stay safe DUers
:grouphug:
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sethgrogen Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 09:19 PM
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17. good gravy!
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