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We have weather in So. Cal.!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mtn. burb, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Our usually hot, dry, arid hills are getting pounded with RAIN!:woot:

    Yesterday I went out and took video of our river which is usually dry. It's flowing 8-9' deep, bank to bank, 100 yds. wide. This morning we had thunder and lightening (rare), and waterspouts over the ocean. Tornado warnings in effect, etc. This is cool.

    So the kid's school is cancelled and the roads and highways are shutdown all over.

    Ahhhhh, no "fire danger" in the forests anymore.:rolleyes:

    Bobby and I ( his rig: 67' Chevy, ZZ4, w/ Doubler) tried to go up to the high country Saturday. Police had Hwy.33 shut down due to mudslides.

    :D Bern
     
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    Haha!! Live in Fillmore, work in Oxnard and come through Santa Paula everyday. Figured I'd reply since I know where you are talking about and you know where I am talking about. Puts it more in perspective if you live here!
    The river coming down through Old Telegraph Road in Fillmore is MOVIN. I MEAN MOVING!! BANK TO BANK. Right down the street from us Old Telegraph and Grand Ave. This morning on the way in, right before Hallock drive 126 is under water. Cars stalled out, etc.
    I live in Fillmore on Grand, and about 1 mile up right where our driveway is everything is a mess. All the run off from the orchards is in the road. Grand is like a river. All of the ditches are overflowing and its all just coming on to the road.
    I took a few pics YESTERDAY. Its worse this morning though.

    Coming out of my driveway onto Grand:
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247598186UYHRPd
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247595535BnsUgv
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247596244UGekYC
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247596944TfxwwS
    The river which was just about dried up about a month ago:
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247592815YhldVM
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247594164DMlMkc
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/171149953/247593524aEWbyW

    On the way in this morning it was WINDY coming across Saticoy bridge. Then I get to work and the said there was a tornado warning. Pretty cool for so cal! haha! Not cool as in damage, its just something different.:grin:
     
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    My grandparents live in Fillmore and own the hardware store there, we go out to visit 4-5 times/year and I grew up in Oakview. I remember one or two floods as a kid but mostly its just perfect weather. Cool photos :thumb:
     
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    yeah, this is pretty strange to have this much 'weather'. I just talked to a girl that lives down on 'river street' where the homes are right next to the river bed, and the river came over the banks and everything is flooded there too. About 100ft from the houses!
    The rain has let up a bit in the last hour, but we are supposed to get another big storm by 6pm tonight and go through tomorrow evening.
    Just got a call that Grand Ave. (my street) has been closed. I hope I can get home tonight! As long as the rain lets up for a few hours, I think it will be alright. Probably wont be able to get out in the morning though, but I'd rather not being to get out than not get in.
     
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    I guess they are planning a huge residential development somewhere between I-5 and Fillmore in the flood plain, wonder if this will change anyones minds??

    Good luck getting home tonight, hope your property is safe ......
     
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    They always do that! Build on a hill, then complain of mudslides, or build in the riverbed and complain of flooding. WTF do they expect!!
    now up by La Conchita (along the 101 north of Ventura) 15-20 homes are down in the mudslide! They had problems in that area the last time it flooded real bad 5 or 6 years ago. In fact there are still homes you can drive by and see that had slid off the hill and were never taken down. They are still as the mudslide left them!!
    Crazy man.
    Up 150 between Santa Paula and Ojai there is a 75ft sinkhole!!! Cant get in or out of Ojai, cant get in or out of Santa Paula, cant get in or out of Fillmore as of a few hours ago. Hopefully within a few hours they will open up a few things before this next storm hits tonight so people can at least get home.
     
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    Just to give you an idea, the average per year is about 14". Since x-mas, we've had 21+ inches so far!!!!!!!!
     
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    Are things calming down weather wise a bit? I heard the sun was begining to come out today.....hope all is well with you guys out there.
     

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