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SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« on: August 18, 2023, 01:21:26 PM »
It sounds like Southern California may get hit with it's first tropical storm since 1939. Stay safe everyone.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/weather/2023/08/18/hurricane-hilary-friday-path-map/70616204007/

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2023, 02:16:52 PM »
The continued Arizona and Nevada erasure on this site will be tolerated no more!!!!

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2023, 02:20:14 PM »
I hope it rains a lot
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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2023, 02:41:22 PM »
I hope it rains a lot

If it comes thru like they say, there's going to be massive damage to property both public and private. Also, major crop damage to things like the date crop in Coachella valley. And people will probably die. So, you may benefit but not everyone will.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2023, 02:57:38 PM »
I hope no one dies or has property damage of course.  I don't really watch the news so I haven't heard how bad they are claiming it will be.  I just know everything on TV gets sensationalized. 
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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2023, 03:47:16 PM »
I hope the storm heads to Lake Mead and Powell, which are historically low. I am praying that we get less damage but huge boost in rainfall for the area we really need.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2023, 05:34:23 PM »
Will be a nice August rain event for Socal. It likely won't even be a weak tropical storm, more likely a disorganized depression. A lawn chair may not even tip over. Tropical storms don't like that cold water and deteriorate rapidly as a result.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2023, 06:48:47 PM »
Will be a nice August rain event for Socal. It likely won't even be a weak tropical storm, more likely a disorganized depression. A lawn chair may not even tip over. Tropical storms don't like that cold water and deteriorate rapidly as a result.

It might not amount to much in Florida. But Florida doesn't have 8,000 foot peaks with dry stream beds running right into residential areas. That's exactly what there is in areas like Palm Springs. Runoff from the mountains is going to be massive if this hits full force as predicted. Rocks and desert soils don't soak up water like flat, heavily vegetated Florida.

There are whole mountain ranges in southern CA that range from 8,000 to 11,500 ft elevation. What you got in Florida? When a wet storm plows into that it's not a nice August rain.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2023, 07:11:47 PM by fruitnut1944 »

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2023, 07:54:25 PM »
Fruitnut nailed it. We donít handle 3Ē rain storms like most places.  Flooding is always a threat with any large storm that dumps a few inches over a short period here in SoCA. 
Where I live in the hills, Iím more concerned with wind damage.
Of course, locals buying up all the bottled water, toilet paper, and generators might be going a little overboard. 

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2023, 08:13:26 PM »
Pruning and thinning branches may / would help saving vulnerable trees ahead of this storm path.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2023, 10:32:59 PM »
Florida Storm Categories and prep:
1). Tropical Storm--Bring in lawn chairs/garbage cans. No golf today.  >:(
2). Cat 1 Hurricane--Board up windows and prepare to ride it out. Watch storm through cracks in boards. "Popcorn anyone?"
3). Cat 2 Hurricane--All of the above+buy extra fuel for generator and chainsaw. Drive around after storm to check damage to neighborhood and help neighbors.
4). Cat 3 Hurricane--You really should evacuate. Return neighbor's stray porch from 3 houses down after storm.
5). Cat 4 Hurricane--Time to be long gone! Call insurance adjuster from hotel during eye of storm to get first spot in line (don't provide specifics about damage until returning home other than to say--"significant").
6). Cat 5 Hurricane--Higher an archatect/building contractor before the rush. Also, requisition a "Vacant Lot For Sale--WATERFRONT!!!" sign (Even if it wasn't true before, it is now...)

*note: the above list is for the purpose of humor.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2023, 02:21:59 AM »
Pruning and thinning branches may / would help saving vulnerable trees ahead of this storm path.

Ouch! I hope Johnny will not lose any mango fruits as these ST look so good. I only have a few fruits this year and tomorrow I will try to anchor each fruit to the holding branch and hope the wind doesn't knock them down.

https://i.postimg.cc/RCygffgK/8-U1-A4387-Sw-eet-Tart-Mango-Top-Half-of-Tree-at-8-30-AM-8-4-23.jpg


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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2023, 02:48:07 AM »
Be careful out there, this guy is a monster (cat 4 right now) and will hit your area around 6 PM tomorrow (the first rains are already there).

https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/1692743270516838432




And remember that the cone does not correlate to the impacts, the damages, particularly by floods and winds can be serious:


« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 02:56:43 AM by Jose Spain »

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2023, 11:32:03 AM »



Looks like San Diego and inland will get blasted, turning inwards a bit now. Seems it'll totally miss us in Santa Barbara, would've liked some rain. Wishing good luck to those directly in the path. 4" for SD would be great - it's the 10" for Palm Springs that's going to be an issue.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2023, 11:54:57 AM »
I am here in Riverside, we look to be in direct line of fire.

Hope everyone is okay and ready for worst case!

Really hoping my mangos on trees donít split due to excess water

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2023, 12:43:37 PM »
I'm up on the coast and not too worried for our area.  It's the valleys, inland/mountain areas and desert areas that are more a risk.  Wish you all the best and hey at least we don't have to water this weekend.  :)

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2023, 03:23:33 PM »
I think coastal areas get just some outer band rain maybe 1 inch or so.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2023, 04:33:51 PM »
Southern California Weather Force (SCWF) is my go-to weather. He is always spot on.

This was called by him 10 days ago & expect more rains coming after this hurricane.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2023, 05:39:51 PM »
Hope this passes without much damage.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2023, 11:10:45 PM »
I think we will see the most flooding and issues in riverside county. Particularly of interest is Banning, CA. It is in a valley between two major mountains and the storm is set to go right through the city. I would think a major flooding event could occur near the washes and seasonal creeks.
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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2023, 10:38:23 AM »
Calm here.
Light rain all morning.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2023, 01:03:15 PM »

I heard it will hit hard at desert and tall mountain area such as Palm Spring.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2023, 09:11:50 PM »
1.3" of rain so far according to my rain guage at 6 PM PST.

Seems like another overhyped and media exerbated event.

Just a moderate rain event so far. Light winds.

LA Unitifed Schools just anounced they are closing all schools for Monday August 21, 2023. They recieved 1.5-2" of rain in a 24 hour periord. Oh so Terrible. We must close our schools for such a catasthophric event.

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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2023, 09:24:56 PM »
The tropical storm seems to avoid the Los Angeles areas for now and turns a bit north-east.


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Re: SoCal Tropical Storm Watch
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2023, 10:54:10 PM »
Desert areas like Palm Springs are already flooded.  I'm currently near Mt Charleston, west of Vegas, and we're already at half our yearly precipitation and we haven't even really got hit yet. Good opportunity to collect some rainwater at least.

 

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