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#1 happ

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:57 AM

The dying remnants of Hurricane Hilary began moving into California yesterday w/ scattered showers over Los Angeles though most areas stayed dry or just very light rainfall [UCLA picked up 0.14]. Possible thunderstorms thru Sunday. But the real news is the approach of two wet storm systems that will move ashore next week that could produce widespread showers especially in northern California. Our first taste of fall! :mrlooney:

Hopefully this rain season will be as bountiful as last year.
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#2 PalmGuyWC

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

The first front of the season moved through the SF Bay Area today. It was a very weak system and I only receved drizzle. A much stronger system is due on Wed. and Thur. with significant rain. Temps are mild in the low 70's.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:19 AM

The front of the first storm has washed out, as predicted; falling apart south of Point Concepción. The ground is a little wet this morning but only 0.02 in the rain guage. All eyes are on the second more powerful storm that should arrive in southern California tomorrow afternoon\ evening w/ the possibility of rainfall exceeding an inch, hopefully! :rolleyes:
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:04 AM

Raining in North San Diego County at the beach!
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:18 AM

Bill, how and the heck are you always getting rain and I'm dry!? Bummed.. :(
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

Part Indian you know, Rain Dance!!
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:28 AM

Only mist so far here at the office in Alpine (east county SD, foothills)
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:21 PM

Raining in the desert? Or is someone really big just peeing on me?
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

Don't know was somebody really big standing beside you drinking beer?:rolleyes:
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:51 PM

Sorry.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

Very nice storm for so early in the rain season. It started raining lightly this morning and by the time it ended late in the afternoon, I measured 1.84 inches. That is nearly twice the normal amount of rainfall for the entire month on average. The parched hillsides absorbed it quickly; no need to irrigate for a while! :mrlooney:

Back to more typical October weather into next week: warm & sunny.
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http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:25 AM

solid half inch a rain at san diego state area

not bad of a early october night...............
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:07 AM

I got 3/8". A very nice wet down for the dry canyons to mitigate the dust. There was no run-off.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

Totally I think I got about 3/4." This aftenoon I had a cloud burst for about 20 minutes with thunder and lightening. It's all moved out now and supposed to warm up tomorrow. All the palms look lush and green with their first bath of the season.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:29 AM

gonna be 100 today

not a bad october for growing palms........... :blink:
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:55 PM

99F right now in Alpine. 15% humidity and it feels dryyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:24 PM

October often produces the hottest temps of the year for coastal areas; many areas exceeded 100F\ 37.7C. Thankfully the wind is light otherwise fires would have broke out all over the place. :o
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January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
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http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:18 PM

Another scorching day but a tad cooler than yesterday. Overnight temps, however in the foothills were very uncomfortable; Getty Center within 3 miles of the ocean, recorded a minimum of only 82F\ 27.7C :blink: Tomorrow into the weekend should be much nicer.

Hi: 101F\ 38.3C
Lo: 76F\ 24.4C
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Elevation: 910'/278m
January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
USDA 11/Sunset 23
http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

We had a low of 75f last night. Thats pretty much as warm as it gets
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

It may or may not rain this weekend but it will certainly get cold. The first minimums below 50F\ 10C should occur; time to turn the pilot light on. :o
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January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
USDA 11/Sunset 23
http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

Sheesh, it's dry out now though. We had a santa ana here yesterday w/ 10% RH and a high of 89F. The greenhouse got up to 105F. Oops, I had closed it up a bit to create some warmth on those colder days.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

THE GROWING SEASON FOR CALIFORNIA 2011 ENDS TODAY

SO SAYS THE "TRIODE"
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#23 MattyB

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

That's unfortunate for you Triode.
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Matt Bradford
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#24 trioderob

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

That's unfortunate for you Triode.




you got a special way to extend it ?

I am all ears..................
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:21 PM

Your photos are all black and white, but most other things aren't
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

A heavy line of rain just passed through the south central part of the county. Very heavy downpour for a few minutes. We don't see the red color that often.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:28 AM

Your photos are all black and white, but most other things aren't



oh thats rich! rich,i tell ya! :floor: :floor: :floor:
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the "prince of snarkness."

still "warning-free."

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

Little disappointed in the rain total at my place: only 0.22. There were scattered heavy though brief showers this afternoon in the South Bay where I work. Maybe another system Sunday then clearing and warming next week.
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Elevation: 910'/278m
January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
USDA 11/Sunset 23
http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

I got just about .6" for the day. The whole place is wet and muddy and I thought for sure that the hillside had a good watering but when I was digging out some swales to help the water drain properly it was still bone dry about 1 inch down...amazing! Every year it surprises me how much rain it takes to actually water below just surface wetting
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

4 hours later @ 10:30 pm were up to 1" of rain. This is great for early in the season!
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:45 AM

4 hours later @ 10:30 pm were up to 1" of rain. This is great for early in the season!


That's great, Matty. I read that San Diego county rec'd the most rainfall. Also know the reality that rain penetration into the soil can be disappointing. I have surface bedrock with pockets of clay on a steep hillside that tends to create water runoff.

What's great this year is that the hillsides are green from the earlier rainfall in October; maybe we will not have a fire season.
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34° 10' N   118° 18' W
Elevation: 910'/278m
January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
USDA 11/Sunset 23
http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:57 AM

got a solid 1" of rain out of this too by san diego state.

half came real late at night around 1-2 am


palms look green
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:28 AM

I didn't realize that it rained again in the middle of the night. My total is 1.2"
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:21 AM

BS what did your trash can gauge say?
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

today in san diego at 5000 feet


(yes paul -I took the photo)



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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:11 AM

looks like the growing season is "officially over" there. :mrlooney:
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:45 AM

We got another .25" yesterday! I'm breaking down my nursery and getting ready to plant a bunch of stuff! The growing season may be over for some, but for others, things are just getting started! :drool:
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:08 PM

BS what did your trash can gauge say?



just under 3/4 inch
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:31 PM

There is a storm off the coast tonight slowly moving southeast toward Baja. Hopefully everyone will get in on some rainfall but amounts may be meager. Oh well, B)
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Elevation: 910'/278m
January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F
July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F
Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm
USDA 11/Sunset 23
http://cdec.water.ca...rogs/queryF?MTW

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:32 PM

I'm at 1" now and its still raining
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