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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2023, 04:31:34 PM »
I like to search/zoom in round the world using Ecowitt's weather map.  Looks like some big rainfall totals (70mm/2 3/4") North of Santa Clara (unless he is cleaning his rain sensor :lol:)  Most other data on his station looks pretty stormy.  https://www.ecowitt.net/home/index?id=83194

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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2023, 10:27:30 AM »
That station eventually recorded 164.1mm (6.4").

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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2023, 11:52:00 AM »
In Ventura (CA), we only measured 1.35" total as of 8:30am on Monday. We are on the western edge of the storm path, so did not quite get the same amount of rain and wind.

I wonder if all that shaking from the earthquake added to my rain total?

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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2023, 03:05:56 PM »
Just 15 miles to the southeast in Camarillo, I recorded 3.76" of rainfall from Hilary (from both an automated Davis rain gauge and a manual Stratus rain gauge).  Amazing how quickly the impacts of a storm like this can change over the course of just a few miles.

In Ventura (CA), we only measured 1.35" total as of 8:30am on Monday. We are on the western edge of the storm path, so did not quite get the same amount of rain and wind.

I wonder if all that shaking from the earthquake added to my rain total?
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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2023, 10:52:58 AM »
What's weird is that only a few inches of rain can create massive flooding in some areas.  Death Valley roads were closed due to flooding at least twice this year.  Is it terrain, or is the ground so dry and hard it doesn't absorb water very well?




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Re: A Rare for California Hurricane Closing In
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2023, 11:04:38 AM »
It's both terrain (mountains) and hard, impermeable soil .. the water can't 'soak in' so pools and runs off downhill.
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