We are actually having weather in Southern California!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Russ Bellinis, May 23, 2008.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    We have had tornados up in the area of the San Jac in Moreno Valley. One tornado flipped an 18 wheeler over and left it laying on it's side blocking all lanes on the 215 South just South of the 215/60 freeways in the Moreno Valley area. It also flipped a bunch of boxcars off the tracks next to the freeway.

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  2. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    And since you posted that, Russ, according to the same news services
    you're getting snow!

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The snow is in the mountains at higher elevations. People from outside of So Cal may not realize that the mountains to the North, & East of the Los Angeles area reach elevations of 10,000 feet. Angeles Crest highway probably ranges between 5,000-7500 feet. Cajon Pass reaches a summit of 3300 feet, I think. I don't think the snow is much below 5000 feet. It has been kind of cool but sunny most of the day with temps around 68 degrees. It is still warm enough that I'm wearing a t-shirt, and haven't needed jacket, yet. It appears that most of the worst of the weather is surrounding LA at the base of the foothills.
  4. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Here endeth the geography lesson.sign1

    Yes, the news people are so parochial. They should be forced to state the elevation of every location mentioned for the benefit of us dad-blamed foreigners. ;-)

    Seriously, I've been stuck on a mountain road in arctic conditions and it's no fun.
    Nearest I've been to a tornado is the TV screen - which suits me fine.
    The people who suffer tornados have my sympathy.

  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    And a little bit to your east, here in Phoenix, two days ago, we were at 110. Tomorrow, it's forecast to barely break 70. Weird stuff.
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Here in Washington State we had mid 80's and now we are back down in the mid 50's. We usually stay in the 70's this time of year.

  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I noticed on the news today that the city of Baldwin Park in the San Gabriel Valley just north of us about 25 miles or so had so much hail it looked like snow and people were treating it like snow. I know it wasn't snow because snow doesn't stick to the ground when temps are in the 60's, probably in the 50's in Baldwin Park. The hail was reported to be about the size of marbles, and appeared to be about 6 inches deep on the ground. That much ice will take a while to melt!
  8. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I think we finally pissed off Mother Nature.

  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yep, and they're saying snow up in Flagstaff, at around the 5000 foot level.

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