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Old 01-19-24, 10:57 PM
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My cousin is down from Lincoln City, Oregon, and he says it seems like summer down here. I guess he spent last week moving dropped trees from all the ice. Seems like we are getting the more typical winter this year. The spring fed waterfall on the Lafayette/Moraga trail is back flowing.

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This winter in Calif has been nothing like 22-23, we're at 50% of average snowpack for the date. Encouraging to see running water at all.

The snowpack numbers should be much improved a week from now, since we're looking at daily rain until Wed/Thu.
https://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/...e=PLOT_SWC.pdf

Luckily, reservoirs are in great shape with all the carryover water from last year.
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Old 01-22-24, 03:18 PM
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Looks like we're in a fairly dry spell. Yay! It's giving the landscape time to drain and the municipalities time to repair our many washed out roads. The cat even went out to the backyard this morning.
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Season's biggest storms arrive, starting today. Will be an interesting next few days, with lots of rain and high winds. Stay as dry as you can!
[QUOTE]CNNThe first in a potent pair of atmospheric river-fueled storms is lashing Northern California with heavy rain and wind Wednesday.

More than 20 million people across California were under flood alerts Wednesday morning as the soaking storms raise the flood threat across much of the state into next week.

The wet pattern will likely continue well into February as a more typical El Niño pattern kicks into gear after going missing to start winter.

The storm is starting out very warm – fueled by moisture from near Hawaii that earns it the moniker of a pineapple express – and will unload mainly rain in all but the absolute highest elevations in Northern California Wednesday. Central California should expect steady rain and gusty winds to begin late Wednesday and continue into Thursday.

Steady rainfall and periods of stronger winds will arrive in Southern California by Thursday morning. At the same time, much cooler air will begin to overspread the state.

Flooding is possible across a significant portion of California Wednesday and Thursday. A Level 2 out of 4 risk of excessive rainfall is in place Wednesday for portions of Northern and Central California, according to the Weather Prediction Center. The same risk level exits Thursday for Southern California as the rain shifts south./QUOTE]
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Fingers crossed that after this weather there will be a dry spell again for a week or two at least. Got a taste of some warmer weather this past weekend when I rode out to the Marin Headlands. It was almost 70 degrees and just a gorgeous day.
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(gurgle glug glug) The rain hasn't stopped since it began around 1:00 a.m.; the rivers, creeks (we have a lot of both), and roads are starting to flood. Crazy high winds last night but somehow we didn't lose power. As of midnight temp was 68, this morning it was 57, right now it's 53.

I donated blood yesterday, so no bike ride for me today!
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Originally Posted by KJ43
Fingers crossed that after this weather there will be a dry spell again for a week or two at least. Got a taste of some warmer weather this past weekend when I rode out to the Marin Headlands. It was almost 70 degrees and just a gorgeous day.
Next week looks like more rain,sadly for outdoors stuff.
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Old 02-01-24, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Next week looks like more rain,sadly for outdoors stuff.
Yup, but (so far at least) the weather prognostications seem to show a potential dry spell and temperature increase starting around the 10th.
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Old 02-01-24, 06:03 PM
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Well I understand there is some lag but I rode this morning and it was great. I did get a little wet and hid under a tree for a while but then the sun was out and it was glorious. i sat for a while at a table in Walden Park as the sun came out and warmed me up. Plus very very annoying dogs.
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Old 02-01-24, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina
(gurgle glug glug) I donated blood yesterday, so no bike ride for me today!
This is exactly the time to go for a hard ride and take advantage of the effects on your performance. It's called "reverse blood doping."
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
This is exactly the time to go for a hard ride and take advantage of the effects on your performance. It's called "reverse blood doping."
It's called "fainting due to low blood volume". No rain this afternoon, so I took a walk and ran some errands. My knee is only mildly annoyed, which is encouraging. It's raining now, of course.
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Well, it rained on and off so my group went for coffee. Putting out the trash when I got back I had an empty green waste can so decide to fill it. Lots of branches down and for some reason I decided to go for one hanging in the tree. On a slight slope I soon found my feet up over my head. Laid there a bit in the mud hoping I didn't break anything. Brushed off and finished filling the can. 6 hours later I'm feeling every muscle from my waist up. I'm going to complain a lot in the morning, lol.
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Glad you didn't break anything. And hey, sore muscles means you're building them up! Keep at it and you'll give body builders a run for their money!

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Well, it rained on and off so my group went for coffee. Putting out the trash when I got back I had an empty green waste can so decide to fill it. Lots of branches down and for some reason I decided to go for one hanging in the tree. On a slight slope I soon found my feet up over my head. Laid there a bit in the mud hoping I didn't break anything. Brushed off and finished filling the can. 6 hours later I'm feeling every muscle from my waist up. I'm going to complain a lot in the morning, lol.
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Old 02-02-24, 04:33 PM
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“Roughly 94% of California's population, up to 37 million people, is at risk for flooding, some of which can be life-threatening. Due to the numerous mountains and hills, even just a few inches of rain can cause significant flooding,"
Hoo boy. I'd better find a nice indoor activity.
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Went out for a short ride this morning. Between showers. Missed all but one just before getting home. There was a pretty big hole in the clouds but I think they can pile up when hitting Mt Diablo and then dump some more. Now I am sitting under the back porch watching the wind blow around the trees. It is interesting how the different types behave. Whoops one gust just blew my glasses off the table. I am reminded how John Muir would climb up a tree in a gale and enjoy the experience. Hope you are all well.
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Nasty outside. Stay safe!
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50+ outside this morning and I had a very nice ride. Warm sitting here in my post ride chair. Hardly any wind. Hope you all are enjoying this break in the weather.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Hoo boy. I'd better find a nice indoor activity.
Brush up on your swimming skills, just in case?
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53F in Waldon Park right now. I sat down at the picnic table when there was a hole in the clouds and it felt great. Now a few minutes later the clouds have moved and it feels pretty cold. But I really love riding my local MUPs in this weather, very little traffic.
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Day 5 with no electricity. This is getting old.
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Oh no, what happened?

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Day 5 with no electricity. This is getting cold.
FIFY.
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Originally Posted by Korina
Oh no, what happened?
Just now restored. We had a bit of wind and rain Saturday night. I guess we were pretty close to the bottom of PG&E's priority list.

FIFY (Cold)
Thankfully, our benevolent power company has warming centers:




Thankfully, we have a generator, and propane to heat with, and a wood fire place stove insert.
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Three storms lined up: today, Saturday, Monday-Tuesday. Enjoy the holiday [glug].
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Yup here we go again. lol
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