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West Coast Gets Whammed, Wollaped and Extremely Wet!

18 Jan 2010, 1:34 pm

Hello and happy Monday everyone – how’s everything?

Get ready for a wet week out in the west. It’s definitely going to be a whopper of a rainfall/snowfall event this week as a series of storms slams the the coast.

West Coast Storms

Lots of Warnings in the West

Warnings

5 Day QPF – Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

Look at all the rain/moisture in the west over the next 5 days. To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen values like this on this map. Note the numerical values that are plotted on the map northeast of Los Angeles, CA – 11 inches – It could be extremely dangerous in these areas where burn scars are still present. The threat of mudslides is quite high at this point.

QPF

Station Fire Burn Scars

Heavy rain could prompt mudslides in burn scared region north of LA. Images below are from NOAA, which were taken Last September 2009

Station Fire

Burn Scar

High Elevations Snow

Latest forecasts show as much as 6 to 10 feet of snow by the end of the week for the higher elevations of California including the Sierra Nevada. It certainly is going to be an active week!

Sorry for such a short blog today – so much to do and so little time… We all know how that goes! Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC

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