It's raining in LA..

Oct 26, 2017
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#55
The entire 101 from Ventura to Santa Barbara is shut down apparently.
Fuck that storm was rough as fuck last night. Sounded like a hurricane.

Some gasline fucking exploded and took out some houses last night in Montecito.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#57
Yesterday I observed a mom and her young daughter picking out the daughter’s first umbrella because she never needed one before since rain has become so infrequent here in California.

She bought a Pokémon pokeball umbrella and was so happy after she got it.

I couldn’t help but smile. This is probably one of the few reasons I feel better about keeping my part-time retail job while working full time.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#62
Wasn’t there wild fires likes weeks ago? Lol rain is a good thing.
It normally would be, but there was like 3inches in a single shot with high winds on a bald ass, burned out mountain, it basically dropped the entire mountainside on parts of ventura county.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#64
How I miss the rain. Slept with the window open as it poured down most the night. Woke up to the streets and my yard flooded, the top blown off my gazebo, and some of the worse traffic I've dealt with in weeks due to school starting back up today and the rain combined.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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#69
Pretty rough morning; lots of sideways ra in it was coming down so hard. Luckily no leak on my roof. Worried it's gonna come down while I'm at work.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#70
It was pouring this morning in north OC.

To be fair, it was ~6 inches in rain in about 36 hours. LA averages 14 inches a year. These kinds of rains cause flash floods, and mudslides especially in areas recently affected by fires. There will be damages from these rains totaling in the tens of millions by the end of the day.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#78
How does it feeling living in an area of the world where it raining is news? Wish I lived in a hot country :(
Raining isn't news, getting 25% of your annual rain in 36 hours right after wild fires destroyed grond cover and their roots systems that hold hillsides in place.. is news. Large rain storms in parts of California cause millions of dollars in damage on a regular basis.
 
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Henry Gale
Oct 27, 2017
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#87
Really bad time for my county.
Wow that's crazy. I was hoping prior to all these fires we would make it to the rainy season before shit went down. With all the rain we got last year, there was so much extra vegetation to dry up this year. The chance for fires and more extreme ones was so high. It sucks seeing how even after the fires now the rain is exacerbating the issue.

On the positive side, this weekend will be great to go hiking. The rainy season is like spring in LA, Griffith explodes with life.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#88
Actually it's significantly worse out here.
The 101, the god damn only way to get directly down the coast from up north past Santa Barabara is closed till MONDAY.

Instead of simply going up the 101 to go north or down to go south past SB, you now have to take the fucking 5. LITERALLY GO AROUND A FUCKING MOUNTAIN because the 101 is a giant wall of mud.


So this is a normal run up the 101, easy straight path.

Because of the mudslide if you're in the county of ventura you have to back track ALL THE WAY TO THE 5, leap the mountain and go back over where you just drove.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#90
Actually it's significantly worse out here.
The 101, the god damn only way to get directly down the coast from up north past Santa Barabara is closed till MONDAY.

Instead of simply going up the 101 to go north or down to go south past SB, you now have to take the fucking 5. LITERALLY GO AROUND A FUCKING MOUNTAIN because the 101 is a giant wall of mud.


So this is a normal run up the 101, easy straight path.

Because of the mudslide if you're in the county of ventura you have to back track ALL THE WAY TO THE 5, leap the mountain and go back over where you just drove.
What about the 33? I'm sure it's not ideal with the twisty roads and probably will be backed up, but it's an option.
 

Jack Remington

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Oct 25, 2017
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#93
I had no idea until I went to go the gym. Was working with headphones and the blinds down all afternoon/evening. That was a surprise.

It’s kind of refreshing, actually.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#97

It's raining LA Era. About time we got to have one of these threads.

Roll call time. Coming down nice here in Playa Vista, how's the rest of Los Angeles Era doing? (didn't see one of these threads yet)

Also, I like how #LARain is trending on Twitter. Gotta love it.
I've lived here for six months now. The weather has gone from over 100 to pretty chilly temp drops at night. The worst drivers I've ever seen when a little rain hits. I'll take it all for no more snow tho.
 
#98
It apparently snowed in downtown Sacramento today, which I am pretty sure has never happened before. It's not LA, but still the California.

It is really sad that people lost their lives because of this weather though. I can't say I'm enjoying it (I like the rain) when people are dying.