Friday, January 04, 2008

Storm Update

I just went out and there are many downed branches. There is lots of flooding: clogged drains, trees downed, creeks rising. Power is still out in five neighborhoods in our village. The winds, which were the biggest problem, seem to have temporarily abated but heavy showers and thunderstorms are still predicted for the next day or two, and a “very wet pattern” will continue until perhaps Thursday of next week. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for the entire area. I emptied out the rain gauge which was up to 5 inches.

The Sierra Nevada is bracing for perhaps the biggest snowstorm total in the last 50 years.


Del said...

Sounds like you got walloped. Orange County dodged the bullet on this storm - less than an inch of rain here and the wind was mild compared to the Santa Anas we've had in the last few months.

Christine Thresh said...

Five inches! Wow.