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Still Wet [Feb. 28th, 2014|06:28 pm]
The rain turned colder today. It won't get cold enough to snow, but the colder it is here the lower the snow will fall in the mountains, so I'm bundling up and not complaining. The cold won't last long. Tomorrow will be quite a bit warmer, and might not even bring any rain. There should be more next week, though. Everybody is hoping for a very wet March, and some April showers wouldn't be unwelcome. If the pollen that makes me sneeze gets washed away, well, bonus.

Most likely the frogs won't be singing tonight as it is too cold, but tomorrow night I expect to hear a greatly augmented chorus. March will be coming in like a lamb, but there's no telling what the rest of it will be. The way the year has been so far I wouldn't be surprised if the vernal equinox brought a heat wave, but I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be chilly and wet either. Unpredictability, it turns out, is just full of no surprises.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-03-01 03:09 am (UTC)
I just now saw mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of California. My grasp of your geography is obviously very poor, but from your post, I'd say you're not evacuating. Hope you get the rain you need (but not too much at once).
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2014-03-01 05:33 pm (UTC)
Southern California got the brunt of this storm. Glendora, the place being evacuated, is at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. I used to live in the San Gabriel Valley, and remember the mudslides that were frequently triggered by big storms, though I never lived in one of the slide-prone neighborhoods. There would be news reports of at least one or two every rainy season, though.

You get mudslides in the northwest, too, though less frequently because fires that denude the hills and mountains are less common there. California gets fires every summer and fall, and in dry years they can even happen in winter. The mudslides in Glendora this year are from hills that had brush fires just a few weeks ago.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-03-01 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, Glendora was the name I saw yesterday. Thank you for explaining. Photos I've seen of mudslides are uniformly terrifying. I hope you escape any such forevermore.
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