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August 18th, 2023 at 12:41:24 PM permalink
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Hurricane Hilary has caused the first ever tropical storm watch to be issued for southern CA
Southern Ca and Nevada could receive up 3 to 5 inches of rain with isolated spots getting up to 10 inches
heavy rainfall is expected to begin on Saturday and will impact LV
Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, is forecast to get 1 to 2 years worth of rainfall in a single day
LV could get 2 to 4 inches of rain - it averages only 3.75 inches per year

weather officials are warning of potential historic flooding in LV - see link

Hurricane Hilary - now in Mexico is currently rated as Category 4 - the highest and greatest threat is from Category 5

actually, my thread title is inaccurate - the tropical storm watch is only for Southern CA - but the storm will impact NV too - sorry about that


https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/18/weather/hurricane-hilary-rain-flooding-forecast-friday/index.html

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/aug/18/weather-officials-warn-of-potential-historic-flood/

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August 18th, 2023 at 1:24:56 PM permalink
Yes, we're expecting it Sunday/Monday.
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August 18th, 2023 at 1:34:57 PM permalink
I already turned back early on a hike today because of rain, which is think is related to the storm. Back in Vegas, I am getting that Maryland kind of feeling with hot humid air that a storm is coming soon and coming right soon (what movie am I quoting?).
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August 18th, 2023 at 1:57:41 PM permalink
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I already turned back early on a hike today because of rain, which is think is related to the storm. Back in Vegas, I am getting that Maryland kind of feeling with hot humid air that a storm is coming soon and coming right soon (what movie am I quoting?).
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August 18th, 2023 at 3:15:22 PM permalink
We are getting heavy rain out of Mexico. It's not the tropical storm, but it's storms pushed out by the storm, so I don't see the difference.
The clouds are not your typical rain clouds.
They are calling for storms thru Midnight and then twenty-four hours before any threat from Hilary. As of now, it looks like the storm will be well to the west of us. I hope it doesn't turn inland on us.
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August 18th, 2023 at 7:53:12 PM permalink
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Does it involve a witch?
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No.
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August 19th, 2023 at 2:36:51 AM permalink
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per the link - the Washington Post - this could be the first tropical storm system to make landfall in CA in 84 years

Los Angeles is now under a tropical storm warning


https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2023/08/18/hurricane-hilary-southern-california-rain-forecast/

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August 19th, 2023 at 7:33:01 AM permalink
Let's be careful out there!

I assume the agency in charge has already taken action to get the homeless people under Vegas to safety.
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August 20th, 2023 at 3:36:37 AM permalink
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the storm is on track to take dead aim at San Diego between 3 and 6 p.m. today

San Diego is closing all public facilities Sunday and Monday

from the article:


"by the time it blows away, Hilary will have dumped 1.5 to 2 inches of rain at the coast, 2 to 3 inches across inland valleys, 5 to 10 inches in the mountains ó with 12 inches in some spots ó and 5 to 7 inches in the desert, according to forecasts. San Diego averages 0.01 inches in August, barely enough to moisten the bottom of a tea cup."

some CA communities are under evacuation orders



https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/weather/story/2023-08-19/hilary-will-slam-san-diego-sooner-than-expected-with-heavy-rains-starting-tonight-then-intensifying-early-sunday

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August 20th, 2023 at 5:22:41 AM permalink
I'm not worried about the flooding as much as I'm worried about an extended loss of electricity. No AC can be very dangerous in the desert.
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August 20th, 2023 at 6:16:31 AM permalink
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I'm not worried about the flooding as much as I'm worried about an extended loss of electricity. No AC can be very dangerous in the desert.
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I hope you don't lose the electric Bill
the link is tips from Florida folks about how to stay cool when that happens
maybe helpful - maybe not - you prolly know all of this already - anyway

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2023/07/03/power-outage-florida-heat-how-to-keep-cool/70362108007/

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August 20th, 2023 at 6:49:30 AM permalink
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I'm not worried about the flooding as much as I'm worried about an extended loss of electricity. No AC can be very dangerous in the desert.
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You can get yourself a gas generator. You may never need it again though. Just don't poison yourself with carbon monoxide using it in the wrong place. (but you could always sell it new for a minimal loss)
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August 20th, 2023 at 8:09:23 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Quote: billryan

I'm not worried about the flooding as much as I'm worried about an extended loss of electricity. No AC can be very dangerous in the desert.
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You can get yourself a gas generator. You may never need it again though. Just don't poison yourself with carbon monoxide using it in the wrong place. (but you could always sell it new for a minimal loss)
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I have a small generator in my fifth wheel, but if the storm changes track and heads toward me, I'm not riding it out in a trailer. I was supposed to drive to Ruidoso NM for a few days starting today, but am hesitant because I don't want to be there in the rain.
I'm more concerned about the millions in SoCal that may lose power than myself.
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August 20th, 2023 at 8:33:19 AM permalink
I am sitting here laughing. If this one was in Florida nobody would even notice it. Just another windy rainy day.

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August 20th, 2023 at 11:35:51 AM permalink
So far just off and on rain here in Vegas. Yesterday was noteworthy for, I think, hitting an all-time low temperature for Aug 19. I think the high was in the low or mid 80's, when it's usually 20 degrees higher. We're in a calm period right now (11:30 AM) before the worst of it hits this evening and night.
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August 20th, 2023 at 2:11:49 PM permalink
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So far just off and on rain here in Vegas. Yesterday was noteworthy for, I think, hitting an all-time low temperature for Aug 19. I think the high was in the low or mid 80's, when it's usually 20 degrees higher. We're in a calm period right now (11:30 AM) before the worst of it hits this evening and night.
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It's really strange seeing all this color over the Los Angeles area in August. The storm was moving directly north so the brunt of it is not going to come anywhere near Las Vegas.



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August 20th, 2023 at 2:32:21 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

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the storm is on track to take dead aim at San Diego between 3 and 6 p.m. today

San Diego is closing all public facilities Sunday and Monday

from the article:


"by the time it blows away, Hilary will have dumped 1.5 to 2 inches of rain at the coast, 2 to 3 inches across inland valleys, 5 to 10 inches in the mountains ó with 12 inches in some spots ó and 5 to 7 inches in the desert, according to forecasts. San Diego averages 0.01 inches in August, barely enough to moisten the bottom of a tea cup."

some CA communities are under evacuation orders



https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/weather/story/2023-08-19/hilary-will-slam-san-diego-sooner-than-expected-with-heavy-rains-starting-tonight-then-intensifying-early-sunday

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Two inches of rain and there is panic? That is laughable. Most places in the south get that on a weekly basis during winter and spring. The news outlets must be having some slow times to create or invent chaos.

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August 20th, 2023 at 2:34:16 PM permalink
Kinda like anytime it snows 1/4 inch in the south and all of a sudden everyone drives like an 8 year old would.

The sort of track itís taking I wonder if thereís more benefit than risk due to the suppression of wildfire risk for the remaining season. If it hammered Palm Springs/IE would have been a concern.
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August 20th, 2023 at 2:39:24 PM permalink
Nobody told the city busses to stay off the streets because when they drive by they create a wake that flows into businesses. Some streets are way flooded. Some communities are under evacuation orders. Some roads are blocked by landslides. LA County is in a flood warning. Rain is coming down at 0.5" to 1" an hour and it's lasting several hours. I don't expect a foot of rain in the San Fernando Valley, but we'll see what the rain gauges say by midnight.
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August 20th, 2023 at 2:46:00 PM permalink
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Nobody told the city busses to stay off the streets because when they drive by they create a wake that flows into businesses. Some streets are way flooded. Some communities are under evacuation orders. Some roads are blocked by landslides. LA County is in a flood warning. Rain is coming down at 0.5" to 1" an hour and it's lasting several hours. I don't expect a foot of rain in the San Fernando Valley, but we'll see what the rain gauges say by midnight.
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Nobody stated 0.5" to 1" PER HOUR for "several hours". Just you, I believe. If that does occur, So. Cal. will indeed have some problems.

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August 20th, 2023 at 3:06:43 PM permalink
Nobody you know of. Check The Weather Channel for updates, or your local LA TV news websites or broadcasts.
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August 20th, 2023 at 5:08:17 PM permalink
Moderate earthquake in the same spot as a tropical storm is a rather bizarre combination. In the hyperbolic fashion of this event, naturally have not seen anyone describe it as anything but a big one despite the facts of the Richter scale definitively stating moderate.
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August 20th, 2023 at 6:05:14 PM permalink
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Moderate earthquake in the same spot as a tropical storm is a rather bizarre combination. In the hyperbolic fashion of this event, naturally have not seen anyone describe it as anything but a big one despite the facts of the Richter scale definitively stating moderate.
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When the big earthquake hits California there aren't going to be any big stores left to loot because they've already been looted. It doesn't make the news but every day in California there are multiple big store chains getting hit with gangs of looters. They just rush in wearing masks and hoods and fill up carts and bags and boxes and leaving nobody even tries to stop them. They hit a Nordstrom store this week for $100,000.
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August 20th, 2023 at 6:29:10 PM permalink
It was originally a 6.0 earthquake near Ojai but for typical suspicious reasons it was downgraded not a little, but by a lot to 5.1. If it was a 6, the LA County Emergency Center would have to raise their Activation Level from 2 to 1. Schools have been cancelled in LA County tomorrow. People are being told to stay out of the ocean for 3 days.
Footage on TV showed a store with most shelves having items tossed to the floor in Ojai, so if you're right in town you might think it was more than a 5.1, by a lot. A liquor store 6 miles away had about 40% of their liquor hit the floor.

Van Nuys has 2" of rain so far, and LA is half an inch behind. Rain totals will be very local and heavy bands of rains can train over thin areas. Storm sewers are backed up by debris so roads are turning into one lane rivers.
I'm watching KNBC on my Roku.

It's a wet rain with a dew point equal to the air temperature in the mid-70's. Flash Flood Warnings are being extended to 3 am.
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August 20th, 2023 at 9:41:47 PM permalink
Hard to believe, but some people live in Death Valley without air conditioning. No swamp cooler either.
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August 21st, 2023 at 2:45:46 AM permalink
There's a storm?? I just thought someone left the sprinklers on, because I don't see anything that looks like a storm where I live. Perhaps tomorrow. To be safe I guess I'll bring Zeus our little(About the size of your hand) grumpy Golden Greek Tortious.
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August 21st, 2023 at 3:17:59 AM permalink
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from the article from about 4.5 hours ago:

"Tropical Storm Hilary slammed Southern California with a deluge of rainfall, flooding roadways and breaking records in parts of the region on Sunday as it made its historic arrival.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for much of Southern California, with flash flood warnings in place until the early hours of Monday.

The National Weather Service warned of record-breaking rainfall and possibly life-threatening impacts. By Sunday evening, several records for daily rainfall amounts had already been broken in the Los Angeles area, the weather service said."





https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/live-blog/hurricane-hilary-live-updates-storm-warning-flooding-california-rcna100823


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August 21st, 2023 at 3:55:15 AM permalink
So, it must have stayed mostly west of LV?
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August 21st, 2023 at 4:19:19 AM permalink
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So, it must have stayed mostly west of LV?
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I think that's right
couldn't find much news about LV
maybe some on the forum who are there can comment
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August 21st, 2023 at 9:01:38 AM permalink
The predicted heavy winds never materialized. All things considered, I think most people in Vegas welcomed a few cool days. Today is especially nice.
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August 21st, 2023 at 10:28:23 AM permalink
I just watched videos of the parking garages at The Linq, and it looks pretty hairy over there. The announcer said it was the worst flooding since the Linq opened. I know that area is prone to flooding but it looked wild.
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August 21st, 2023 at 11:06:53 AM permalink
I wonder how the mole people are faring.
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August 21st, 2023 at 1:27:43 PM permalink
Is it true that they are going to build a marina adjacent to Dodger Stadium??

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