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21 January 2010 @ 08:24 pm
Rain, Rain....  
It's like California here this week. It's rained since Monday, with the brunt of the storm hitting now. It started raining this morning and hasn't stopped, and won't till Saturday. Flash flood warnings are up all over the state where it isn't cold enough to snow (though it may turn into snow here on Sat. as the temp is dropping every day.). It's very unusual to get extended rain fall here in January. This is the same storm hitting California and Arizona. The fruit tress are going to love all this water seeping down through the clay to their roots.
spiffikinsspiffikins on January 22nd, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
y'know, I can't go so far as to actually *complain* - because we so very very much need the rain...but can I be *wistful* at the thought of actually seeing something resembling *daylight*?

Ithithildyn on January 22nd, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, there has been a definite dearth of daylight! People here esp are not used to such weather and are going nutty LOL
Black Wolfdet_munch on January 22nd, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
I want some thunderstorms, I love them! Right now there is still snow on the ground but it's been a bit warmer...and by that I mean mid thirties this week.
Ithithildyn on January 22nd, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
We get HUGE thunder and lightening storms here in the summer.
Black Wolfdet_munch on January 22nd, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
we get pretty nice ones too over the lake.

from last summer, this is a still from some video I shot (I was trying to just take a picture of the lightning but it's a point and shoot so I couldn't catch it-I ended up just video taping then you can go through and turn frames into shots haha)

Black Rook: wintergrachonok on January 22nd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Can't stop wondering at the variety of Nature:). *Looking at the window* Blue sky, bright sun, shining snow... and -22C (it's about -8F). Though I still like winter, despite the amount of clothes, nessesary for venturing outside:).
Ithithildyn on January 23rd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Sounds pretty though :)
kimurhokimuro on January 22nd, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
It snowed here from Sunday night until Wednesday morning. Three days of shoveling snow. I was quite pleased to not have to shovel any yesterday.

All the same, though, I'd rather live here in Massachusetts. Not a slam to where you are, but my nature just didn't like living in that climate.
Ithithildyn on January 23rd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Not shoveling is good.
pat: hl duncan horsepat_t on January 22nd, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
For the months of Oct & Nov it rained here almost every day. We were supposed to get it heavy all week with flash flood warnings. We had heavy rains and lightening Wed and my power actually went out a couple of hours. It was supposed to rain every day except Thursday. But now they've revised that to just rain on Sat. I'm so tired of rain. My driveway is muddy.
Ithithildyn on January 23rd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Everything here turns to clay, and it's sticky and gets all over everything.
dejladejla on January 22nd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'll bet the trees love it. But I'm sure it's worrying too because of the flooding.

Poor California! They're not used to this sort of thing!
Ithithildyn on January 23rd, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh, no, we're really used to it - which was why I was saying it's like being in CA. Floods, mud slides, fire -- all to be expected in the Golden State.
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on January 22nd, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Been there, done that in '86 when I was working in Sac.
It rained long enough that we were finally an island.........
The airport had closed and all roads leading to Sac were basically impassable.
I was living at the time in a high rise on the sixth floor and
thought "wonder if I will wake up some morning and all I will see is
water surrounding the building? The wall keeping the delta out of
downtown was hovering on collapse....many pot boilers already seen.
They said if we had one more day of torrential rain it would finally break.......
It was harrowing.
It happened up here in '96 same scenario.......
My heart goes out to all Californians affected.
I mean OK you need rain, but can't we have it in a more decent
downpour instead of a deluge, ie feast or famine mentality???
Ithithildyn on January 23rd, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
I remember the floods of 86. Monterey was an island, all roads leading out cutoff by flood waters, and lots of houses flooded by overflowing rivers. I remember how worried they were in regards to the levees breaking in Sacto.
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on January 23rd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I lived in a place not far from old town and you could look outside and boats along the levee were higher than the streets in old town. Mom had come to visit and she left on the last flight, literally, out of Sacramento.
I honestly thought I might wake up some morning and look outside and see a sea of water instead of dry land surrounding the building I lived in.
It was just unbelievable.
I had lived in typhoon areas and this was exactly like that in terms of the amount of rain.
They told us one more day of torrential rain and downtown Sac would be under water due to break in levees as they were straining by then. It rained and rained and rained and one storm after another took aim at northern California.
It was all pineapple express storms.
Later when looked for a place to buy, I asked a lot of questions about it in term of flood problems and bought accordingly.