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January 10 2017 @ 10:15 pm
It just keeps raining  

It has been raining for a week now. Our creeks are filled and rushing over roads. Not supposed to stop raining until Friday. Scary part is the 20-40mph winds with gusts up to 60mph. This is too much winter.

Kaylee Winchesterroguem on January 11th, 2017 12:26 pm (UTC)
Really hope it calms down soon!
Jill aka Jo: Blind: Patterson and David scavenger hunsireesanwar on January 13th, 2017 01:05 am (UTC)
It is. Today we did have some good rain but it should be gone for the next week.
Jo Ann: Summer Girl rain red umbrellayeuxdebleu on January 12th, 2017 12:02 am (UTC)
Rain starts here tomorrow and is forecast to last three days. It was almost 50 today and thank goodness the ice on the driveway started to melt.

We had such strong winds today that it blew a bunch of tree branches down and knocked out our electricity from 8 to 11 AM. It affected 484 homes in my area.

First you posted pictures of how nearly empty your reservoir was and how the old bridge was visible and now you have flooding. The Gods must be angry. I wonder if we can blame Trump. :-))

Edited at 2017-01-12 12:03 am (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Pascal upsidedownsireesanwar on January 13th, 2017 01:09 am (UTC)
La Nina for you. I remember it being like this about 20 years ago or so.

Yes, it is really good when the icy melts. We've gotten good snow fall at the resorts above us but because it came on so quickly everything is closed because it is a driving hazard. Hopefully they will open everything up for the weekend.

Man, that is rural living right? I hate when the power goes out. But it happens, right? I'm just glad for you that it wasn't out for too long.

I know right. I haven't been over it but I know Lake Tahoe has gotten 39 billion gallons of water just from January 1st! That is insane. Lake Tahoe is right over the mountain from us.
Jo Ann: Winter: Brook & branchesyeuxdebleu on January 13th, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
Man, that is rural living right? I hate when the power goes out. But it happens, right? I'm just glad for you that it wasn't out for too long.

Definitely! It happens quite regularly here. In January, 1998, we had a terrible ice storm and the power was off for 3-5 days around northern NH. Southern Quebec was hit very hard, too. Once life was back to normal, we bought a BIG generator and it has been a Godsend.

We have power failures year 'round because there are so many trees and the winds are so strong. It blows branches and entire trees down on the line.

Edited at 2017-01-13 02:40 am (UTC)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 28th, 2017 01:09 am (UTC)
Generators are amazing. We haven't needed one where we are but you go 15 minutes above us and you do.

We typically have power failures during the winter. It is rare in the warmer months. I couldn't imagine losing power that much. Life would be so much simpler if solar was easier to achieve, no?
KSena: Tea with hearts by aglarien1@juicy_grapekseenaa on January 12th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Winter? That sounds like autumn storms to me? Mother Nature is on crack.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: kitten playingsireesanwar on January 13th, 2017 01:11 am (UTC)
This is our version of winter. We don't have much in the way of rain between June and September. We tend to get rain in October usually on Halloween. Then we sometimes get a last rainfall during our county fair here in May. I mean we can get rain 8 months out of the year by typically we'll get one or two days in a month but right now I think it has rained 11 or the 12 days of January.
KSena: Me Bloody gothgirl by laurahonest@honestkseenaa on January 13th, 2017 01:40 pm (UTC)
That's... a lot of rain. o.O I hope you are out of arms way for floods, seriously.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Louise laughingsireesanwar on February 7th, 2017 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thankfully most of our creeks are deep which means the flooding here is minimal but if you go down to the valley at the base of our mountain range.... water everywhere.
tracyj23tracyj23 on January 19th, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
I read somewhere recently that approximately 60% of California is now considered not under drought anymore thanks to all the rain. I think that's probably good news, even with the water running over the creek beds and into the road.

We were in California last week and it rained 3 days out of 6. Only one day was really hard rain where they had flash flood warnings, but there was a fair bit of drizzle on and off in SoCal. On our last day I took a walk around the neighbourhood (i.e. the other direction from Disneyland where the locals actually live) and it just cemented my desire to move to SoCal. I LOVE it there. I would love to live somewhere where there's no snow. I am done with -30C and shovelling for 5 months. My kids went swimming in the hotel's outdoor pool on the 2nd last day because it was 22C and sunny. I mean ... how can you not love that?

But I do hope it gets better for you. Not enough rain to too much - Mother Nature just never seems to get the balance right!
Jill aka Jo: Sherlock: SHsireesanwar on February 7th, 2017 08:12 pm (UTC)
You can see it here:

It is actually crazy how much of a change there has been in a two month span. And we aren't even through our rain season window which usually halts all activity in May though actual "storms" tend to stop in March. And right now we are on another week long rain cycle. It is like we are Washington state.

I know right? I just watched LA LA Land and it uses the season for time passage and something I noticed is people in the movie wore shorts and swan the entire year. LOL

tracyj23tracyj23 on February 10th, 2017 03:31 pm (UTC)
It good. I'm glad you're getting the rain you need. Years of drought is difficult to live in. Not that I'd know personally ... we have a good 4 feet of packed snow so there'll be a ton of water come April when it starts to melt. :)

I haven't seen that movie yet. Is it good? Most of the reviews I've seen are positive but I've read one or two where people said it was really overrated. I'll probably wait to rent it or for it to come to Netflix, but I'm curious.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 21st, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Me too. Still getting it too. It went a little warm here for a while... Spring like but now it is dark and stormy again.

I liked it but I wasn't super into it like everyone appears to be. I just thought it was good... not even Oscar level good though.