Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016 8:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Heavy rain shuttered two Southern California theme parks on Tuesday, while others remained open and slogged through the day. Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain didn’t open because of the rain.
Read more from The Orange County Register.
Man, over 8 inches at our house this week, which is around our total for last year. Half the people here at work, myself included, have discovered that our roofs were not up to snuff. Good time to be a roofer here.
Any estimates yet on how this will affect the water supply next summer? The tons of snow in the upper elevations I assume will help some areas.
It's about time you all got some rain out there in Southern California. I was about to plan a trip out there just so you all could get some rain. Every single time I have visited Southern California it has rained. I seem to have that gift. :)
Three days of what the rest of the world would call on again off again moderate to heavy rainstorms won't cure a multi-year, historic drought, but will certainly help. There is snow on the San Gabriels this morning which we haven't seen in a while. Snow Pack in the Sierras is huge, so this is a great start. Well ahead of where we would "normally" be, normal being a relative word lately.
Approx 30% of California's water needs comes from the snow pack, but most of the actual rain that hits SoCal runs off to the ocean. We'll need much much more than this (and are still forecasted to get it), but things are looking up. Lake levels are definitely up (Arrowhead is up 5 inches this morning, and lots more to trickle down the hillsides). What we really need is an active storm season that hits over a period of weeks so that a) irrigation needs are reduced into the late spring, and 2) significant snowfall in the mountains to store up for summer.Last edited by CreditWh0re, Friday, January 8, 2016 2:11 PM
That's good to hear. The news makes it seem dire, but beyond that, the only thing for everyone else to go by is the empty reservoirs and lawn watering bans.
Unless you're Tom Selleck. And his situation was just dire, I'm sure.
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