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Sat Jul 18, 2015, 10:51 PM

Woo Hoo!! Gully Washer here in Central California.

Southern California got one earlier. It looks like it's our turn. Thunder, lightening and SHEETS of rain. MAN do we need this!

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Reply Woo Hoo!! Gully Washer here in Central California. (Original post)
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2015 #1
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2015 #3
tularetom Jul 2015 #4
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #5
tularetom Jul 2015 #6
onecaliberal Jul 2015 #7
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #9
onecaliberal Jul 2015 #10
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2015 #8
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2015 #11
ellisonz Jul 2015 #12
vanlassie Jul 2015 #13
Hekate Jul 2015 #14
Cleita Jul 2015 #17
SoapBox Jul 2015 #15
Cleita Jul 2015 #16
emsimon33 Jul 2015 #20
Cleita Jul 2015 #22
MisterP Jul 2015 #18
emsimon33 Jul 2015 #19
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #21
emsimon33 Jul 2015 #37
Cleita Jul 2015 #35
emsimon33 Jul 2015 #36
Cleita Jul 2015 #38
emsimon33 Jul 2015 #39
jwirr Jul 2015 #23
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #24
jwirr Jul 2015 #25
Cleita Jul 2015 #28
jwirr Jul 2015 #30
Cleita Jul 2015 #32
jwirr Jul 2015 #34
JDPriestly Jul 2015 #26
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #27
malaise Jul 2015 #29
Warpy Jul 2015 #31
Le Taz Hot Jul 2015 #33
Takket Jul 2015 #40
Texasgal Jul 2015 #41

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 10:54 PM

1. Good news!

I hope there are sufficient places that will capture the water and keep it from running out to sea!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 10:56 PM

2. Oh yeah. We've got ponding basins all over the city

that double as parks in the summer. Plus we've got the irrigation canals. We're good.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:00 PM

3. Excellent!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:03 PM

4. What part of Central California are you in? Sadly its still hot and sticky here

I'm in the foothills about 25 miles southwest of Yosemite Valley and I can see the sun setting over the coast range.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:06 PM

5. I'm in Fresno.

I checked out the Dopler and it was just this little, intense cell that packed a whopping wind, lightening, thunder and really good rain -- for about 10 minutes. It's moving through now. The funny thing is I checked the Doppler earlier today when it was moving over Southern California, and the cell was very similar -- just a small one but intense.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:12 PM

6. Oh yeah, just checked it on NOAA

Lots of little tiny bright red spots on there.

Looks like a big ass storm down around the Grapevine though.

We've had our share of thunderstorms this spring/summer. What we need is a nice steady soaking rain that lasts a day or so.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:15 PM

7. It's cooling things off too.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:17 PM

9. Weird thunderstorm in July.

That thunder is LOUD!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:25 PM

10. I know. We were saying the same thing.

I don't have to water tonight though. That's a plus. Before this year, I don't remember a storm in July.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:15 PM

8. San Diego Pride was a tad soggy

 

when we got home, we were soaked to the bone. Thankfully it is July...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:35 PM

11. yeah. it was something else!

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 12:46 AM

12. This summer is crazy mild.

C'mon tropical storms! woot!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 12:50 AM

13. I can't BELIEVE I'm not home in Fresno for this. Geez!!!

Dry as a bone over here in Walnut Creek.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:00 AM

14. Congratulations Fresno! Am crossing my fingers for the Central Coast, but you guys need it worse...

...than we do, I think.

Ventura has a flash flood alert, but all we've had in Santa Barbara/Goleta is thunder and a spit.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:57 AM

17. My weather app said 1 AM for us, but I'm not hopeful. Things are too quiet. eom

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:14 AM

15. That storm moved fast!

It only started raining in Los Angeles this morning.

Had another downpour about 5P...and have heard some thunder in the last few minutes.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:56 AM

16. Oh no! We seem to have missed out on the coast.

I did see the thunder clouds pass by to the east earlier.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:39 PM

20. Rain on this side of the hill today :-)

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:03 PM

22. Yep. 5:07 this morning, huge thunderclap got kitty and me out of bed

in a scary instant. LOL

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 01:36 PM

18. it's called a "goose-drownder," ya heretic!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 03:38 PM

19. I have been loving it all day.

The rain interrupted our dinner party last night in Paso on the patio which was so unexpected that we continued sitting in the rain because the sensation was so foreign.

Then on my drive back down to AG, I was entertained with flashes of lightning--beautiful. It has rained a real rain most of the day in AG. We need more days like this on the Central Coast and in California in general.

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:03 PM

21. Apparently, it rained most of the night here.

The garden is LOVING it. I went out this morning to garden graze and everything was pretty wet. This means my zucchini plant will start producing. When it gets too hot the plant stops making squash and just goes into survival mode but now that it's cool, I should be getting more zuchs.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:30 PM

37. Same here in ALL area

Especially South County

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 06:18 PM

35. Don't go to Tr. Joe's or anywhere on Branch Street to Oak Park. They have no electricity.

I ended up at El Rancho Market in Pismo Beach, but half the lights were out and it was like playing freeway chicken getting somewhere. Don't you just love PG&E? You'd think they would have invested in some new infrastructure to address these storms, like buried lines or something. I mean this has been going on for fifteen years since I've lived here that everytime we have a storm the electricity goes out. But I guess you can't not skim off the profits instead of putting them into improvements.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #35)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:27 PM

36. Thank you for the warning

If you went Oak Park to James, would that be OK.?

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #36)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:30 PM

38. This was a few hours ago. Maybe they got the juice back on by now.

But boy is it humid. I feel like we are in Miami.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #38)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:35 PM

39. And hot

The breeze is nice

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:04 PM

23. Hopefully you all have your rain barrells out to catch the runoff. Of course that is mostly for

gardeners.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:12 PM

24. We are gardeners but we don't have rain barrels set up.

We finally got soaker hoses in the raised garden beds this year, though we're still having to water the stuff in pots by hand but we have a nozzle so stuff doesn't get over watered accidentally. Our water bill hasn't gone up at all and our average water usage is WAY below average for what it is for other households.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:20 PM

25. If the rain does not continue the barrells won't do you any good anyhow. I like the idea of

soaker hoses. I was watching Chris Hayes when he was reporting on the drought and some of the farmers were also using them and so other kind that goes directly to the roots of the plants. While these things are being developed for drought areas I think they would also be good for those of us elsewhere. And think of what this idea could do for agriculture in other arid areas.

The drought is bad but maybe will get some good ideas out of it.

Glad you are getting some rain at least.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:33 PM

28. Got a soaker hose story for you.

I've been using them for years because they work best on slopes, except in the last three years, I can't keep the critters from chewing on them. I finally gave up because it was getting too expensive to replace them. I'm going to try to experiment in a small area with pvc pipe with holes drilled into it.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:38 PM

30. Good to know because our gardens are in rural MN and we do have a lot of critters. What kind of

critters do you have? Ours would be anything from mice to squirrels.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:44 PM

32. Mostly rodents like moles and gophers, but if they have places to get

water like streams or even ditches you won't have a problem. I only have had that problem since those sources have dried up in the drought the last three years and they are desperate to get at water. I tried to put out pans of water for them but it doesn't seem to be enough.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 05:36 PM

34. Thank you for the info. This is what I want to add to our gardens next spring. Making my plans.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:26 PM

26. Feels great doesn't it. Beautiful sound.

Just go out and let it sprinkle on you. We got close to a half an inch! Hurrah!

Hope you get even more.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:32 PM

27. It was beautimous.

Sat out in the garden for awhile getting soaked but then I heard that lightening was striking palm trees and catching them on fire and since the neighbors behind us have a HUGE one we decided it would probably be safer inside. The garden LOVES the rainwater -- and next week my babies should begin declaring gender so the timing is perfect!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:35 PM

29. Celebrate

Rec

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:38 PM

31. Now everybody will find out their roofs have started to leak

That happens out here every time we get a frog strangler after a long period of no rain.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 04:46 PM

33. Ours should have about 23 more years left on it.

For what I had to shell out for it, it better!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:37 PM

40. Red Sox/Angels game delayed

last delay for angels was 2011, for only 5 minutes.

last rainout was 1995

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2015, 08:41 PM

41. Thank goodness!

I remember how I felt when Texas FINALLY got some much needed rain! I hope you got some good inches!!!

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