mark, our florida weatherman was pointing out the record rains happening in california. he said your soils cannot handle an inch of rain in a day so we might be seeing mudslides and the like for the state. was he wrong?
i know my los angeles friend said she had never been through so much rain as the day she visited me in west va. it rained for 3 hours or so.
That weather report is for Southern Cal I'm afraid as the state is 770 miles long.So thats alot of space from deserts- to Huge mountains (over 10,000 feet) and rain forest and a lot in between
I live in the extreme northern coastal section where a foot of rain is nothing for our soils-our rain total so far this year at the studio is over 32 inches and its a dry year for us here. We are on our own well so rainfall means water for us to wash and drink.
I have noticed over a lifetime of being born and raised in Ca that folks from So-Cal never see much weather and freak out when it happens-its just an observation.
Thats why when it rains there there are 1,000 trafic accidents per day.I try to stay away from that part of the state at all costs-the only reaon to go is to by a used boat or as I did a few years ago fly down to UCLA neurology center to see the top man about some migraine issues I have had over the years.Thats about the only reasons I can think of.Just to many people for me. And I was born down there.
This has been our warmest winter in history the paper said for our part of the state.Average temp (DEc-Feb) was 52.2