Skip to comments.Southern California braces for heavy rainstorm Monday, threatening burn areas with runoff
Posted on 01/07/2018 5:54:27 PM PST by Signalman
Southern California is bracing for the first significant rainstorm to hit the region in nearly a year, beginning Monday and with the heaviest rain expected in some burn areas, forecasters said. Almost four inches of rain is expected in eastern Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County over 12 hours from Monday evening through Tuesday morning, forecasters said. The Thomas fire, which was centered in these two counties, burned more than 281,000 acres in that area last month, making it the largest fire on record in California.
Unfortunately its centered almost exactly where the Thomas fire was, said Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The mountains above the San Gabriel Valley are kind of a secondary hot spot, Hoxsie said. From 2 1/4 to 3 inches of rain is expected there.
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They need the snow in the mountains.
Maybe it will just wash the whole state into the ocean?
It will put the fire out, right?
That’s how Glowbull Warming works. First it burns you out
then it floods you out then it kills a Polar Bear.
It’s Mudslide season
Funny douchebags accusing people in California of being douchebags, rode the short bus did ya?
Im 58 years old. I have seen that headline pretty much every year for about 40 years.
Having a hard time believing there will be that much rain. I havent gotten that low barometer headache yet. Weve only had 1/2 an inch since March 2017, now we are to get 4 inches in one day?
Yes, it can be quite terrible if it rains hard here after a burn of that size. Sometimes the soil actually melts and becomes glassified and the rainwater won’t soak in. The slope is quite steep in the high coastal mountains and we have terrible mudslides. With over 800 homes burned during that last fire, it will cause quite a lot of problems On the other hand, we welcome the rain. It’s been very dry this year.
The homeless killed all the polar bears here anyway.
I hear it is a low coming down from the north combining with a Pineapple Express in from the tropics. Could rain quite a bit here....
Lots of great people in California. But your leadership, well, you already know.
Glowbull Warming knows no boundaries!
I welcome the rain. Looking forward to it, except the driving part.
a couple of more vodkas and I’ll be really braced. I have my FEMA application already filled out.
You nailed it. My wife and I were saying the same thing last week...Time for the mudslide stories like it was something new and of course, Trump’s fault.
Are they still saying “this will have no effect on the drought” even as your reservoirs are overtopping the dams that form them?
Great points. They already sent out a mandatory evacuation order for the majority of Montecito and Carpinteria north of the 192. It will start raining in a bout five minutes according to the radar. Hoping there is great rain. But pray there are no major mudslides. These poor people have been through so much. As have I. I didn’t lose a home. But I had to evacuate in Santa Barbara. I’m right next to Montecito isn the mountains. It’s been a painful time. My heart is with all those who have to leave their homes again.
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