Friday night in SoCal and it’s raining. Two lines of showers are moving down from the northwest. The first, lighter, line is nearly through. The next piece is just now moving out of LA.
We don’t get much rain here. Duh. The entire state is suffering through a drought. We are being asked to do less than I would have expected!
Since we came last June, as far as I can tell, all the rain we’ve had has been convective. Bigger drops. Instability. The dictionary definition of showers refers to a convective origin. There might be some lightning with this next round of showers.
I’m not a big fan of single site radar here. Back in Connecticut, I’d often isolate the Upton or Taunton radar to look for detail. Here, the three radars that overlay my house constantly show different returns for the same system! It’s crazy, but understandable considering the terrain. West Coast Geoff uses a lot more composite views. The radar at the top is from College of DuPage–a great weather site.
THE SNOW LEVEL IS CURRENTLY AROUND 6500 FT AND WILL DROP TO 4500-5500 FT BY SATURDAY MORNING. A LIGHT DUSTING IS EXPECTED AROUND 5000 FT ELEVATION.
That’s NWS in San Diego shouting in all caps. We can see Santiago Peak from the bedroom window, elevation 5,689 feet. I’m waiting to see it white.
Because of the topography there are lots of places where you can see 50 or more miles away with the naked eye. It is strange to drive around with the top down, looking up at snow covered peaks.
Bad weather doesn’t last. Tomorrow’s supposed to be back up near 70°.
Weather still fascinates me.
4 thoughts on “And It’s Raining”
We are getting rain in Connecticut tonight also..
We miss you in CT!!!!
We miss our friends in Connecticut, but we love California.
Geoff, you haven’t lived in CA long enough to see changes in weather. Usually you only rain there from November to March or April. I’ve seen it rain so hard during the winter months, you felt like you needed to built a boat. Be happy with the few drops you are getting now. The drought CA is experiencing is terrible. I’m afraid the produce prices will skyrocket, since that is the salad bowl of the USA.