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Beck
Posted on: Jan 31 2016, 04:51 PM


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Crazy windy here, 0.48" so far.

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Beck
Posted on: Jan 31 2016, 01:08 PM


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Getting some unusually strong winds here this morning, along with the rain.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 31 2016, 04:16 AM


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Yeah it's been sprinkling here since about 6 PM, turning to steady drizzle after 11 PM (enough to wet the ground). Still not measurable, though.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 30 2016, 07:53 AM


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^ laugh.gif

Yes time is running out. For this water year to even bring average rainfall now, at least either February or March will have to bring extraordinary rainfall.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 27 2016, 09:09 PM


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Now you're the one that's not here, Jet biggrin.gif

Looking forward to that cold storm this weekend. Snow levels are predicted to get down to 3,500 feet and we're looking at least half an inch here.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 25 2016, 06:45 PM


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Bright, sunny and clear today - nice view of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 24 2016, 04:08 AM


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Very dense fog here right now, low visibility outside. I could see the marine layer lingering over parts of the Santa Ana Mountains all day today, and I guess it decided that it was time to play after the sun went down.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 21 2016, 01:28 AM


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Today and yesterday seemed hazy to me, although yesterday was cloudier.

It would be a first if we did not even reach average rainfall for the 2015-16 water year during a strong El Nino. Every recorded strong El Nino since 1950 (approximately 3) gave us above average rainfall (1972-73, 1982-83, 1997-98). If our situation doesn't improve dramatically in February and March here, this could go down as the first strong El Nino that did not deliver (since 1950). The media could look like a bunch of alarmist fools as well (not that I really blame them for hyping El Nino based on past events, but you shouldn't always count on that).

And yes I know the NOAA actually counts El Nino's of peak strengths of +1.5 and above as "strong", but I always have been and am still skeptical of this. I'll continue to count +2.0 events as the "super" El Ninos, which includes the current one.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 18 2016, 09:40 AM


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It was a little hazy yesterday but it didn't seem too bad over here. Small chance of rain on Tuesday.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 16 2016, 04:02 AM


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I actually liked the cloud cover yesterday. It was better than most of the week when it was clear.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 14 2016, 04:08 AM


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^ I was able to peek outside during my shift this evening and saw similar sunset colors.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 11 2016, 07:45 AM


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QUOTE(Dave_H @ Jan 10 2016, 10:30 AM) *
I share your frustration.
Here on Catalina Island, we don't have a pipeline to the mainland so we are totally on our own here.
We have a small desalinization plant that was recently expanded but we rely on our reservoir for the majority of our water. It holds about 1,100 acre feet but it is down to almost 200 acre feet.
We have been under a mandatory 25% reduction for over a year and a half and when it hits 200 feet it changes to a mandatory 50% reduction that most people will not be able to achieve.

Dave

Yikes. I've only been to Catalina Island once (Avalon, 2003) but I really liked it. Sucks about the water restrictions. sad.gif

And yes Jet, we got sprinkles last night but nothing measurable. I do like the mostly cloudy weather though.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 8 2016, 05:06 AM


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Just rained here for the first time since yesterday morning. The odd thing about the shower that just passed through here is the temperature. It was raining and 37 degrees outside at the same time. That's not far from snow temps...
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 7 2016, 06:45 AM


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We've been getting showers over the past few hours. Nice, but not steady like the day before.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 6 2016, 06:01 PM


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Getting hit particularly hard by heavy rain right now.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 6 2016, 03:41 AM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Jan 5 2016, 08:40 PM) *
Both the Fullerton and John Wayne Airports were cheated by this storm (getting 0.89" and 0.88") but Lake Forest got 1.39". Those airports always seem to have the less rain than surrounding areas, struggling to get one inch in even the bigger storms.

Also it was very strange at sunset tonight. Lots of areas of bright red sky made all of the buildings glow in pink. Red sky at night, El Nino delight.

I got 1.30", which is actually more than most of the surrounding areas except northwestern Murrieta, which somehow recorded an astounding 2.70".
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 5 2016, 07:05 PM


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I'm here, I just overslept today (think I have a cold or the flu). 1.27" at my house so far today.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 4 2016, 08:26 PM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Jan 4 2016, 08:59 AM) *
First storm was a bust. It was not really expected to be a big one, however. mad.gif

Hopefully, second storm will bring some heavy rain and flooding.

Yeah it didn't do anything here either. I got 0.01" from brief drizzle early in the morning, that was it.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 3 2016, 05:09 AM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Jan 2 2016, 10:05 PM) *
The software is something I programmed in C#. Currently for any location, you need to give it an averages file (which I create by cutting and pasting into a text file from the tabular data at http://www.usclimatedata.com/). The second file needed is the actual historical data for a given year. I take these from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/obs/rtp/rtp_FUL_15, for example for Fullerton. I would like to get both from http://www.usclimatedata.com/, since they also have historical data, but it is not updated every day like the NOAA sites.

The program lets you choose the type of graph and parses out the average data file and the historical data file for the graph type, location, and year you choose.

I don't think I could send the executable, but I could send source code, which you could compile if you had Microsoft Visual Studio, but that's expensive and hard to use if you're not a programmer.

Also, it would be nice if there's some website where you could get tabular data for any location that could be easily copied/pasted into a text file and that the historical data is updated daily. I don't think NOAA is consistent with their historical data format for different locations around the country. Do you know of any website that you can get historical data, updated daily, that is easy to copy/paste into a text file?

I get my data from here (Browse Datasets > Daily Summaries), but that is not updated daily either. Oh well. It doesn't come in text files either as far as I know.

Looks like we have some serious rain coming later this week, after a minor storm on Monday. I also just realized that my wettest storm of 2015 was, oddly enough, in July.
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Beck
Posted on: Jan 1 2016, 07:36 PM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Jan 1 2016, 12:41 PM) *
Happy New Year. 2015 is over and the California drought continues. The biggest storm of the year was in September from the remnants of Hurricane Linda, which also left behind one of those warm, muggy, deep tropical marine layers. Dolores brought similar weather in July with rain and a very deep, warm marine layer for a few days after.

Looks like some resemblance of El Nino could finally take place next week after December was dominated by a series of Gulf of Alaska storms with very little rain and lots of cold, dry air behind them. Only May and December were below average in what otherwise was a very warm 2015.

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I'd love to use what software you're using, that would make my recordkeeping infinitely easier tongue.gif

Here's the year end graphs for my weather station at my house:

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Beck
Posted on: Jan 1 2016, 05:49 PM


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They built a new Dunkin Donuts near here a couple of months ago.

Just what we needed.
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Beck
Posted on: Dec 30 2015, 12:42 AM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Dec 29 2015, 06:57 PM) *
I was in L.A. and there were just a few sprinkles. Nothing measurable.

Same. Only a trace here.
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Beck
Posted on: Dec 29 2015, 03:38 AM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Dec 28 2015, 06:53 PM) *
Too high (which leaves just one possible answer)

39!

Anyone else wanna go?
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Beck
Posted on: Dec 28 2015, 06:53 PM


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Beck
Posted on: Dec 28 2015, 04:45 AM


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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Dec 27 2015, 08:16 AM) *
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Yes!

You can go if you want.
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