Claremont Insider: Storm Clouds

Monday, January 18, 2010

Storm Clouds

Okay, campers, rise and shine! It's going to be a wet one, so don't forget your rain gear.

The rain started yesterday afternoon, and it doesn't look to let up until the end of the week. The National Weather Service reports that we can expect a series of three storms to move in from the west courtesy of El NiƱo. The strongest of the three will hit last and should arrive around late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The NWS has issued a winter storm advisory for Southern California. Foothill areas are predicted to receive a total of between nine and fifteen inches of precipitation in the coming week, and areas burned by last year's 160,000-acre Station Fire will be faced with the potential for debris flows.

As always, you can find hourly local weather information from the automated weather station at Los Angeles County Fire 62 on Mills Ave. just south of Mt. Baldy Rd. Speaking of which, if you need sandbags, the Daily Bulletin's Wes Woods II tells us that you can get them at the local fire stations. You may want to listen to Woods rather than the City of Claremont, or you could end up taking a longer drive then you need to.

As you might expect, the airwaves have been filled with chatter about this weather event. The commotion is enough to wake the dead, or even the e-dead.