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Incoming Weather

2010-01-17 00:45:27.704629+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I can't find a link to it, but there's an email circulating around allegedly from the USGS describing the follow-up to Noah's flood and the winter of '98 (I think it was): Northern California's supposed to get 10-15 inches of rain in mountainous regions in by Wednesday, 4-8 in the low-lying regions. The real hazard is going to be in So Cal, where recent fires combined with this should lead to all sorts of mudslides and houses sliding off hills. John S.J. Anderson pointed out this computer model image of the incoming jetstream and one of the variants of the message as posted to Dave Farber's IP.

The amusing thing is that I'm going through my "maybe" spam folder, and finding a number of things marked "Urgent" and "Read" and such which, of course, make filter more likely to think they're spam.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-17 22:33:58.504603+00 by: Dan Lyke

Shadow, I didn't find the particular forecast on weather.gov, but I think the predictions for 100mph+ are at altitude. Of course you'd have to be nuts to be up there this time of year, but we're talking about back-country skiers and snowboarders...

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-17 20:29:13.060429+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Weather.gov is forecasting up to 65 MPH wind gusts, a bit more realistic.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-17 01:49:51.229715+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah. Sometimes I look longingly at 7000'+ and think it'd be cool to live there. Stuff like this makes me happy to be at sea level, but protected from the coast.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-17 01:05:00.531879+00 by: John Anderson

I think the best part of that mail is the predicted 100-200 mph wind gusts -- that's F2 to F3 territory, but these aren't tornado winds, just an extremely low jet stream. Awesome, in a terrifying sort of way...