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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1737 on: October 15, 2018, 07:41:35 am »
Very windy in BHC today. The wind was blowing as high as 39 MPH a couple of hours ago. A few isolated neighborhoods lost power. This event will last a couple of days and it's part of the weather system affecting So Cal. The forecast calls for winds as high as 50 MPH in our area.

I looked at the NWS service for Arrowhead and it shows you guys may get winds as high as 55 MPH.  :o

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.2503&lon=-117.1908#.WHxIvH353y2

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1736 on: October 04, 2018, 06:27:34 am »
Last night's storm dumped a total of 0.56 inches of rain.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1735 on: October 03, 2018, 10:28:07 pm »
Finally got some measurable rain in our area. It started to rain at my house about 9:30 pm and we got 0.17 inches so far. Areas south of me got hit with a lot more rain. One guy claims he has 4" of standing water in his back yard. Areas about 6 miles south of me are with no power. The storms here come with spectacular lightning and thunder. Dry lightning storms are fairly common.

Hail near Needles/Mohave Valley


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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1734 on: September 30, 2018, 07:45:46 pm »
We left the house about 5 pm to go to dinner and the wind was blowing real good. My weather station clocked wind gusts as high as 38 MPH about that time. No rain whatsoever on the way to dinner and none on the way back. The winds are at 5 MPH this moment and the sky is clear enough where I can see one of the planets real well. Based on my limited full time experience, it seems we sit in a donut hole of sorts when it comes to rain. The surrounding areas get rain and we generally stay dry.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1733 on: September 30, 2018, 05:08:23 pm »
Aren't you ground zero or pretty close to it?

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1732 on: September 30, 2018, 04:38:50 pm »
I thought people in So Cal over dramatized weather events. You know, TV stations cameramen putting the cameras practically on the ground to make small amounts of water running down the street gutters look like torrents.

Here in BHC, AZ, peeps are 20 times worse since rain is a very rare occurrence around here. Social media is lit up with posting about 3 drops of rain on their window, some running off to the fire station to get sand bags, worries about high winds, possible power outages and not having a generator, etc. Not much different that the peeps back on the mountain. LOL!

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1731 on: August 13, 2018, 10:31:18 am »
So, what's the impact on the fire? Is it still burning in the high country?

Yes, the Valley Fire is still considered active, although it is mostly skunking around in a couple of deep ravines up in the wilderness.  We had some light rain on Saturday and again on Sunday that was a little more widespread than the deluge on Thursday, so that helps.  The reality is that there will probably be areas of heat (but not active flames) until the snow flies.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1730 on: August 12, 2018, 11:03:47 am »
The wind was nasty but thankfully it was short lived. This area doesn't get hit too hard with major weather events, thus the reason why most people, including me, are not prepared as we would on the mountain. We do get occasional localized power outages from high winds but the utility company gets the power restored quickly. I think the reason so many people are bitching is because of the heat and they have no way to keep cool. Based on the TV news, the Phoenix area was hit a couple of nights in a row with nasty weather causing heavy flooding in some areas and damage caused by the wind.

The wife and I were successful getting our front yard tree upright and propped up by using a couple of motorcycle straps with stakes in the ground. The tree may have a good chance of surviving since the root ball didn't come out of the ground. We will replace it if it doesn't make it.       

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1729 on: August 12, 2018, 10:19:54 am »
It looked like a heck of a storm on the radar map. Sounds like your neighbors would have a real problem in a real emergency. Guess they don't have generators there as a matter of course?

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1728 on: August 12, 2018, 08:06:20 am »
Tempers are running hot (pun intended) in social media since power hasn't been restored in some areas after 12 hours. The local yokels want to tar and feather the city mayor, council and the power company. I don't have the heart to tell these people a 12 hour power outage is nothing for mountain folks. OK, I don't want to be lynched by telling them to chill (pun intended again).  :)

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1727 on: August 12, 2018, 07:43:15 am »
We survived!!! LOL! Winds picked up around 7:00 pm last night, blowing as high as 58 MPH mixed with some rain. The lighting and thunder show was spectacular, our little pooch was besides himself. We lost power in the entire area around 7:40 pm but we were fortunate to get our power restored in just two hours. There are still areas around town without power. My internet and phone services just came back on. A medium-to-small tree in our front yard got knocked down but a couple of smaller trees in the backyard survived. One large tree and a couple of big branches from another tree were knocked down in the greenbelt area across the street from our house. BTW, it is possible that the wind speed was higher than 58 MPH after we lost power but the weather station needs power to record the data.

Here's something that reminded me a bit about mountain living and losing power. When we lived on Yosemite near the hospital, we would be sitting in the dark during a power outage and we could see across the lake the LA Village and surrounding area all lit up. Yesterday, we could see the entire town of Laughlin and the casinos, minus the last two casinos on the south end of the strip, all lit up. We were jealous! LOL! 

   

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1726 on: August 11, 2018, 08:14:15 pm »
Having fun, Gem? Emergency broadcast came on to talk more about Bullhead than CA.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1725 on: August 10, 2018, 11:57:53 am »
Sorry, Forest Falls did not receive any rain yesterday, but Angelus Oaks got slammed.  The cell, which seemed as if it was parked almost directly over AO, started with a round of hail, then heavy rain.  We received 1.26".  The temperature fell 14 degrees in an hour.

So, what's the impact on the fire? Is it still burning in the high country?

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1724 on: August 10, 2018, 09:58:43 am »
Sorry, Forest Falls did not receive any rain yesterday

That's what I get for believing social media reports!!! Fake news!!!

Sorry!

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1723 on: August 10, 2018, 09:46:28 am »
Wow!

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1722 on: August 10, 2018, 09:45:26 am »
Sorry, Forest Falls did not receive any rain yesterday, but Angelus Oaks got slammed.  The cell, which seemed as if it was parked almost directly over AO, started with a round of hail, then heavy rain.  We received 1.26".  The temperature fell 14 degrees in an hour.

I think Big Bear got quite a bit of rain, even some hail. (Forest Falls, too... but when doesn't Forest Falls get hammered by Mother Nature?)

I felt bad because I watched a number of very shiny classic cars headed towards Bear while all this was going on. Must be a car show or something to the east. Looks like they will be pulling out the wax one more time.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1721 on: August 09, 2018, 08:47:59 pm »
I think Big Bear got quite a bit of rain, even some hail. (Forest Falls, too... but when doesn't Forest Falls get hammered by Mother Nature?)

I felt bad because I watched a number of very shiny classic cars headed towards Bear while all this was going on. Must be a car show or something to the east. Looks like they will be pulling out the wax one more time.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1720 on: August 09, 2018, 06:29:32 pm »
I saw puddles still on the road in Crestline as I came home, so we got something, but probably not enough to do any real good. Actually had some drops on the 210 through Fontana / Rialto.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1719 on: August 09, 2018, 04:41:25 pm »
Well, it's crummy weather for watching meteors, but had a nice thunder storm and some rain in A'Bear. I'll take it!

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1718 on: July 25, 2018, 10:12:38 pm »

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1717 on: July 25, 2018, 08:06:17 am »
xoxo - Dealing with the extreme heat isn't much different than when living in a cold area, you stay indoor where is comfortable and go out when the temps are more moderate.

I went boating yesterday early in the morning and was out of the water by 11:30 a.m., before it got too hot.

Did I mention my electric bill was only $100.06 for the entire month, with the AC running 24/7? :)
 


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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1716 on: July 25, 2018, 07:39:18 am »
I visited my grandfather (once) in Havasu. It was 123, hence the "once" on the visiting thing.  Park Moabi was one of our favorite camping destinations when the kids were little but we always went in October when it's fit for humans.




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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1715 on: July 24, 2018, 03:29:15 pm »
It's a dry heat! LOL!


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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1714 on: July 07, 2018, 05:26:25 pm »
We had about 15 minutes of light rain; 85 now, but really don't feel the humidity.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1713 on: July 07, 2018, 03:14:17 pm »
78 in Garrison, Montana right now. Very humid in Provo yesterday but nice in Montana at this moment. 

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1712 on: July 06, 2018, 08:02:39 pm »
111 in Fontana at 6:20 when I left the office - for once I wanted to stay. 😅

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1711 on: July 06, 2018, 06:08:58 pm »
Hot everywhere. We're in Provo, Utah and the temp reached the low 100s.

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1710 on: June 24, 2018, 09:39:41 am »
I knew it got hot as hell in AZ, figuratively speaking, but not literally.


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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1709 on: June 22, 2018, 04:53:30 pm »
Cooling trend in BHC, AZ. Yesterday was 115 and today the temp dropped to114. :)

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Re: Weather Where You Are
« Reply #1708 on: June 11, 2018, 07:25:05 am »