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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
hey there say, all you calif folks near this area:

brentwood, etc..


i got a friend there and she's said that she often wonders what wuold
happened, and/or, what it would take to make those levee's overflow...

she's fairly certain it just might flood her home, if they did...

they've had up to two inches around there home, from hard rains...
(not sure if she ment now, from the storm, or from a past one--put it IS raining-wet there, now) ...

thanks for any shares or thoughts or knowledge on this...
:)


edit:

say, i think, though i did not read the article, but:
it LOOKS like there is another storm system ALREADY coming
in, next, really soon?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
Neebs, advise her to seek HIGH ground the second she even THINKS its getting close. And PRE pack some important papers and belongings.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Discovery Bay, right next to Brentwood and many central Delta areas are protected by one measly levee with some Delta properties actually lying under high tide line. That area is a massive disaster waiting to happen.

Probably not this time, but a similar series of storms on top of a huge snowpack might do it.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
uhm… maybe its just me or something…


BUT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BIG STORM IN CALIFORNIA!!!



Ok, there have been storms… but given that these 3 "big" storms look nothing larger than I've ever seen before in my life. I am inclined to believe that this one is of no more significants than any other "fall weather"…. rainy, cloudy, foggy (in my area), cold….. Overall, the 3-pack of clouds has nothing in them.

I can change my mind when I see more under water than not under water



To be honest there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary with this weather….But I guess with Sandy hitting the east the west wants to get back some of that tragedy attention, I guess.

But then again…. people almost never do that… do they?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 1, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


US 395 S goes right through the lake....
US 395 S goes right through the lake....
Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson


Credit: Ron Anderson


flood of 97 pics from garderville to carson..
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
Hundreds of homes in Weston Ranch, Just south of Stockton were built on a flood plane. Crappy homes that sold for over 5k and now worth about 2K. Just stupid they ever built there except for the developers.
John M

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
Why does big automatically get misconstrued as biggest?

Are you all retarded?

I was sort of wondering the same thing, though I was thinking in terms of being misconstrued as catastrophic. I understood that you were just stoked for the potential of some serious snow. If it had snowed down just a little bit lower it would have been fantastic.

In their defense, there were a number of news reports that focused on how potentially enormous it could have been.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
thats what SHE said...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
I had a fairly benign purpose in mind for opening the thread... a big storm was in fact bearing down on California and a lot and I mean a lot of jaded assed climbers think they can go sashaying out in that sh#t lah dee dah. Some of you can. Most of us can't. It was a friendly warning from a weather aficionado... this one was going to hit. And it did.

You're welcome.

Now you can back to telling stories about how you been beat up by uglier women than me. I hope you have, too. Bad.

DMT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
dammm smokin sum gursh tonight eerrr whut?
John M

climber
Dec 1, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Well sh#t.. I knew it was benign. Didn't' think about climbers going out in it.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 1, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
I had the flu this week, that sh#t is viral!

Five bucks says Dingus will post a TR about the flu!

Ten bucks that it will be brilliant!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Dec 1, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Partied at the Fed for the past two days now screaming down the runway of SFO rain flying by....oops I'm not supposed to be online. OMG the government told me knott to due this.


Will be warm and in the blue pacific by morning. Course if we crash.....will stil be in he pacific!

Kick that flus ass DMT!

Aloha,

WS

As we rise up and it's pouring fairly well, I'll lose my connection around 8k Have a great weekend! Get outdoors

Edit: over oh ah who now, we got steady rain for over 321 mlles out of SFO. Then we broke free but still danced all the way to the Islands.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:58am PT
http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/the-big-one

The winds will really start to crank tonight as storm #3 approaches with gusts as high as hurricane force at 75mph in the valleys and up to category 4 hurricane strength at 150 mph over the ridges. The the heavy precip begins to push in during the early morning hours and the snow levels shoot up to 9000+ ft. This should only last several hours before colder air works in as the cold front approaches. Sunday morning the snow levels should drop back down to 8000 ft. and then 7000 by midday and lake level by evening.

The forecast models are in good agreement that 2-3 inches of liquid will fall over the basin and 3-4 inches West of the lake along the crest. Above 9000 ft. we could see 2-3 feet with 3-4 along the crest. Below that the forecast gets tricky as it depends on how fast the cold air works in. I think we could see accumulating snow all the way to lake level by Sunday evening if enough precip is still around. Between 7000-9000 ft. 1-3 feet are possible and several inches below that
.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 2, 2012 - 10:42am PT
currently pouring on the East tahoe side. Crags 100% humidity are being "experienced"..
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:43am PT
thank god the snow levels are high. if all this had been snow we would be fuked.
John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
Check out this radar return.

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Missing photo ID#276538

That squall line looks pretty intense
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
Mt Shasta Ski Park's webcam. . . from. . . right now!

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Missing photo ID#276539
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
Ekat...that's some dirty looking snow...RJ
John M

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
Ekat...that's some dirty looking snow...RJ

Damn dude.. don't make me laugh so hard. hahaha..


Hey Ekat.. you said they moved the ski area to a different area of the mountain. Did they move it lower?
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