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Finally Some Rain in California

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassestkkm, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. :hyper: Title says it all. Brings out the worst drivers and helps us out a bit because we are really low in the water category. Anyone else happy about it?
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  3. I work with a program called EarthView at Bridgewater State University and we were using the situation in California as a way to lead into a discussion about climate and region . Glad to see you finally got some rain!
  4. Hahaha Sorry man. Its probably gone swamped. We had to redo our spinklers years ago and we added in drains at the edge so the water would run off.
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  6. Thanks CP! Its a pretty good area to talk about except when its being temper mental like the last could years
  7. Gaolee

    Gaolee It's all about the polyester Supporting Member

    We get to keep our snowpack instead of sending it to LA. Yay!
  8. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Raining in Northern California too. Heck ya I'm happy about it. We need it. :hyper:
  9. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Snowing here... I am praying so we can be at least 30 degrees
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Looking forward to another foot of snow on Monday here in ny.


    It's a brisk 9 degrees outside right now.
  11. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    same here, high tomorrow 4 degrees F, sunday 1 F, maybe get to 20 or so by end of next week, we can only hope.
  12. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I have only lived in Cali 3 months now, I am from Oregon and it was a reminder of home today. It amazes me that its actually a skill to be able to drive in the rain to Californians. There is no skill to it, just dont floor it from a dead stop, take corners a little slower, drive the speed limit, but I could see how this would be difficult for a Californian:p.

    Here is my car at about 1:45 pm today,

  13. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Yeah - the rain is nice, but my dogs are not too happy about it. I have to run out with them one at a time with a big umbrella when it stops for a minute.

    The problem is that the hard rain like this won't soak in - the ground is too dry, so most of it runs off and down the drains. We need it to be 1/3 this hard for a week.

    We also need developers to put in water reclaim systems in new buildings, where the water from the roofs and parking lots that cover most of the land here goes into a deep cistern, so it can filter back into the groundwater.

    We can also hope that because of this reduced drainage, we don't have another super flood like in 1934, when LA got 32" of rain in 3 days!!
  14. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm happy, too (I'm in Sacramento). It's a good, all-day soaking rain. This kind of rain used to be commonplace 'round these parts.
  15. Yeah... practically got soaked to my undies during my 5 min walk between classes at UCSD today.
  16. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  17. Yeah here in Riverside it hasn't rained like this in 3 or 4 years. Definitely agree that its too dry. Its too hot too. I always look forward to it being in the 40s or less during winter. We haven't had any of that. I haven't not worn shorts all "winter" so far.
  18. Hahaha I know what you mean. I got soaked the same way on my way our of the house headed for class at UCR
  19. Rain makes riding my bicycle to work not quite as much fun. Really, not any fun. Oh well. Nothing makes me blend in with my bass better than a skunkstripe up my back.
  20. dieselbass


    May 15, 2010
    Davis CA
    No water in the ditches yet, but another storm or two should fix that. Nice crop of weeds and skeeters on the way. Lakes are finally rising too.

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