The picture above was taken almost a year ago today (Nov. 2008), the last time we really had “significant rain” that I could remember. Of course that rain only lasted a few hours.
The sky today is similar to this one, but more overcast. According to local reports “A strong storm is expected to move into the region by Monday night, with the foulest weather expected to hit Tuesday before easing off Wednesday. The storm will bring wind gusts up to 40 mph, one to three inches of rain in coastal areas, and as many as five inches of rain in the hills, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. ” Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/12/BAOB1A48TQ.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0TjwInZUp
This is the same storm that hit Japan but according to the news it doesn’t bring the same wallop it did with Japan. I know that being a little happy to get some rain is probably not politically correct right now given the horrendous calamity that befell the Philippines with two back to back flooding that killed about 500 people. However, California has been without significant rain for 3 seasons, every little drop would help the huge agricultural sector and it would also hopefully eliminate water rationing in the coming summer. On the other hand, it does also raise concern for flooding and landslides.
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October 12, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Hope you get some rain … a little … not too much!
October 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Yes, I’m with Snap, hope you get the rain you need — just no flooding please!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
October 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm
I hope you get your much needed rain. It seems to be everywhere else.
October 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm
hoping you get rain but not a deluge all at once…which is often how california rain comes. people are always amazed at the los angeles river which is no more than a trickle most of the time but, when the rains come it fills rather quickly.
have a wonderful week.
October 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm
Very nice shot, this would’ve been great for skywatch as well.
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October 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm
Hope you get all the rain you need and not a drop more!
October 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm
October 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm
PC: I do hope you got the needed rain, my brother in Texas has the same concerns.
October 13, 2009 at 12:37 am
A beautiful day. I love the rain. Thanks for this dose of it!
October 13, 2009 at 2:24 am
That’s a beautiful photo, Ewok. The clouds in the distance are impressive.
Let’s hope all the rain ends up where it will do good and not cause harm.
October 13, 2009 at 3:21 am
Hi Marie, we have the same kind of weather today. It is overcast and very cold too. A forecast of rain, and the area where we had brush fire, is in a close watch for erosion if it rains.
This is one lovely image!
I hope it rains but not too much!
Enjoy your week!
October 13, 2009 at 3:46 am
Great shot! I think the weather forecast in the States is much more accurate than in the Philippines. 🙂
October 13, 2009 at 7:43 am
a beautiful image of impending storm!
hope it does not affect you adversely..
October 13, 2009 at 9:02 am
We have just had an inch in the last 24hrs with 50 mph winds and are most grateful and hoping for more. Your forcast of 5″would do me just fine.
I do hope you get a good soaking out of what is coming.
October 13, 2009 at 10:59 am
Maybe you should consider doing a rain dance, it couldn’t hurt and it just might help 🙂
This is a wonderful photo…
October 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm
Love the rain clouds. Hope you get some of that much-needed and precious rain!
October 14, 2009 at 4:44 am
Very nice capture, quite dark clouds but the scenery is so beautiful..
I also hope you will get some needed rain..
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October 23, 2009 at 1:58 am
This is an incredible picture. But that’s a long time for no rain. We live in a serious desert, and seems like we’ve had rain at least once a week since spring–sometimes several days a week. (A little crazy if you ask me.)