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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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PalmGuyWC

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.

Dick

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happ

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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CardiffPalmNut

Raining in North San Diego County at the beach!

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BS Man about Palms

Bill, how and the heck are you always getting rain and I'm dry!? Bummed.. :(

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CardiffPalmNut

Part Indian you know, Rain Dance!!

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MattyB

Only mist so far here at the office in Alpine (east county SD, foothills)

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BeaumontTropics

Raining in the desert? Or is someone really big just peeing on me?

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CardiffPalmNut

Don't know was somebody really big standing beside you drinking beer?:rolleyes:

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MattyB

Sorry.

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happ

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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trioderob

solid half inch a rain at san diego state area

not bad of a early october night...............

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MattyB

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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PalmGuyWC

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.

Dick

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trioderob

gonna be 100 today

not a bad october for growing palms........... :blink:

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MattyB

99F right now in Alpine. 15% humidity and it feels dryyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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happ

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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happ

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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MattyB

We had a low of 75f last night. Thats pretty much as warm as it gets

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happ

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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MattyB

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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trioderob

THE GROWING SEASON FOR CALIFORNIA 2011 ENDS TODAY

SO SAYS THE "TRIODE"

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MattyB

That's unfortunate for you Triode.

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trioderob

That's unfortunate for you Triode.

you got a special way to extend it ?

I am all ears..................

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MattyB

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

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MattyB

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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paulgila

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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happ

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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MattyB

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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MattyB

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

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happ

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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trioderob

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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MattyB

I didn't realize that it rained again in the middle of the night. My total is 1.2"

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Shon

BS what did your trash can gauge say?

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trioderob

today in san diego at 5000 feet

(yes paul -I took the photo)

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paulgila

looks like the growing season is "officially over" there. :mrlooney:

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MattyB

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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BS Man about Palms

BS what did your trash can gauge say?

just under 3/4 inch

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happ

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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MattyB

I'm at 1" now and its still raining

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