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Old 10-16-2015, 01:47 PM   #14011
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Wow...the nearby passes sure got pounded but we're OK here so far. The rain is supposed to continue through the weekend, that's going to make clearing out the mud up on the highway that much worse. I feel horrible for those poor stranded motorists - that 5 foot wall of mud and water hit within a matter of seconds. People were standing on their cars waiting for help to arrive and many of them had to wait throughout the night. 40 miles of highway is closed.

Highway 58, maybe a half hour from here
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:54 PM   #14012
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Yikes! Stay safe, Cheryl!
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:15 PM   #14013
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Thank you Dawg. I just read on the weather channel that flash flood warnings are in effect here in town until 8 this evening. Definitely staying safe here at home and not going anywhere.

My daughter and SIL are getting concerned, she has her yearly neurological check up in Santa Barbara Monday morning, so they have to leave on Sunday. Not sure if they'll be able to make it.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:15 PM   #14014
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Holy cow!!! Parts of southern California sure got pounded yesterday but we didn't get a drop of rain here on the coast. The emergency weather alert started blaring on the TV during Jeopardy, and I was shocked to hear of flash floods on the Grapevine highway east of us. This morning we saw the unbelievable pictures of what happened. What a mud mess!! I sure hope Cheryl is safe and sound.
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Wow...the nearby passes sure got pounded but we're OK here so far. The rain is supposed to continue through the weekend, that's going to make clearing out the mud up on the highway that much worse. I feel horrible for those poor stranded motorists - that 5 foot wall of mud and water hit within a matter of seconds. People were standing on their cars waiting for help to arrive and many of them had to wait throughout the night. 40 miles of highway is closed.

Highway 58, maybe a half hour from here
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I'm confused. Can you clarify where this is happening? Kayelle mentioned Southern California, but I-5/Grapevine Canyon appears to be in the far north of Calif., near Mt. Shasta. My dad lives is in the Sierra Nevadas near Shaver Lake, so I'm curious where this is all happening.

(btw, I've never understood why the Bay Area is referred to Northern California when about a third of the state is north of there. Must be an old historical designation.)
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:31 PM   #14015
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GG, here's the 'Grapevine/I-5' area we're referring to, it's in SoCal. Kayelle is on the west side, and I'm on the east. It's at the very southern end of the Sierra Nevadas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine,_California
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:45 PM   #14016
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GG, here's the 'Grapevine/I-5' area we're referring to, it's in SoCal. Kayelle is on the west side, and I'm on the east. It's at the very southern end of the Sierra Nevadas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine,_California
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:52 PM   #14017
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You're welcome, GG.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:23 PM   #14018
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We had some totally unexpected weather. It was sort of like hail, but not hard. The little, airy, frozen balls were about 1 cm (~.4 inches) in diameter. We were expecting rain. It only lasted about 15 minutes. Here's some pix:



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Old 10-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #14019
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Pretty yard, Taxy! We hardly ever get hail here. I remember once a couple of years ago we had some in late spring, everyone on the street came out to look at it.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:35 PM   #14020
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Like itty bitty snow balls Taxi! How cool...
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