Storms expected to affect region through weekend

Nov 29, 2012 Full story: The Reporter 22

Vacaville residents Yulia Panasevich and her 19-month-old daughter Marika Polanshek, stroll along Buck Avenue on Wednesday amid the freshly fallen leaves knocked down by the first of a series of storms hitting the area this week.

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“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#1 Nov 29, 2012
It cracks me up how news channels make such a big deal over a little wind and rain. I actually heard a reporter say say " the kids are actually in school during this intense rain" as she stood in a foot deep puddle. This area has never seen a real storm before.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#2 Nov 29, 2012
It appears that Vacaville's Operations' workers are setting up to create some overtime out of this storm.

Take a look around town, look at the city land scape and parks all nicely trimed and blown clear of leafs.... Notice if you will....

They simply blew the massive amounts of leafs into the streets. They have to know these leafs are going to block and backup the storm drains..... How much do you think these people will earn on overtime per callout? I'm sure they mave a minimun hours per call.

Fraud by city workers?
Realist

San Francisco, CA

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Hope everyone has the leaves on their own streets cleared, especially in the vicinity of storm drains. Don't depend on the unionista civil servants to do this. Do it yourselves!

The rain and wind is supposed to commence around 4 pm this afternoon.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#4 Nov 29, 2012
A Thought wrote:
It appears that Vacaville's Operations' workers are setting up to create some overtime out of this storm.

Take a look around town, look at the city land scape and parks all nicely trimed and blown clear of leafs.... Notice if you will....

They simply blew the massive amounts of leafs into the streets. They have to know these leafs are going to block and backup the storm drains..... How much do you think these people will earn on overtime per callout? I'm sure they mave a minimun hours per call.

Fraud by city workers?
And they use 4 guys for 1 drain. 2 are just standing around
White caulk

Sacramento, CA

#5 Nov 29, 2012
Rain rain go away...come again another day
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#6 Nov 30, 2012
The_Solution wrote:
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And they use 4 guys for 1 drain. 2 are just standing around
You're just a whiner. You'd love a stand around do nothing job like that. I hear they have excellent dental benefits. That should interest you...snaggle tooth.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#7 Nov 30, 2012
Antwan wrote:
<quoted text>You're just a whiner. You'd love a stand around do nothing job like that. I hear they have excellent dental benefits. That should interest you...snaggle tooth.
I do get to do my fair share of standing around when I'm not out on the site checking electrical codes of our work and such , but it's not on the tax payers dollar.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#8 Nov 30, 2012
A Thought wrote:
It appears that Vacaville's Operations' workers are setting up to create some overtime out of this storm.
Take a look around town, look at the city land scape and parks all nicely trimed and blown clear of leafs.... Notice if you will....
They simply blew the massive amounts of leafs into the streets. They have to know these leafs are going to block and backup the storm drains..... How much do you think these people will earn on overtime per callout? I'm sure they mave a minimun hours per call.
Fraud by city workers?
I kid you not... This morning I saw a streetsweeper go around the leaves that were blown into the street/cutter by a city workers at a park....

Since: May 12

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#9 Nov 30, 2012
Are there any rainfall totals for your area yet?
Realist

Castro Valley, CA

#10 Nov 30, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
Are there any rainfall totals for your area yet?
My rain gauge here in the Creekside Area indicates 1.78 inches of precipitation over the last 24 hours at 4:25 pm Saturday.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#11 Nov 30, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>My rain gauge here in the Creekside Area indicates 1.78 inches of precipitation over the last 24 hours at 4:25 pm Saturday.
Thank you Realist. I ask because I live in the high country of Montana. And this storm is carrying so much water with it that by the time it reaches us, if it doesn't dump much of its water first, they are predicting 3 to 5 feet of very wet snow. That kind of snow isn't good for structures. Stay safe and dry and thank you again.
Realist

Castro Valley, CA

#12 Nov 30, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
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Thank you Realist. I ask because I live in the high country of Montana. And this storm is carrying so much water with it that by the time it reaches us, if it doesn't dump much of its water first, they are predicting 3 to 5 feet of very wet snow. That kind of snow isn't good for structures. Stay safe and dry and thank you again.
Today's storm is but one of several in a chain known as the "Pineapple Express" as they originate in the sub-tropical waters off of Hawaii. As such, these storms are warmer but more volatile with strong winds and heavy rains but not much snow except for those mountain areas above 6,000 feet in elevation.

What you in the high lonesome of Montana need to worry about is these warmer rains melting existing snowfall in your area.

I think that we will be seeing more warmer storms such as this in the foreseeable future. Besides keeping our flood insurance policies up to date, we also need to ensure that our properties and communities area ready for stronger winds and heavy rainfall.

Good luck to you!

R.
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#13 Nov 30, 2012
The_Solution wrote:
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I do get to do my fair share of standing around when I'm not out on the site checking electrical codes of our work and such , but it's not on the tax payers dollar.
So you lazy, but only on your bosses dime.

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#14 Dec 1, 2012
Antwan wrote:
<quoted text>So you lazy, but only on your bosses dime.
Keep talkin' Black, white boy...you be foolin' nobody.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#15 Dec 1, 2012
Antwan wrote:
<quoted text>So you lazy, but only on your bosses dime.
When you are the boss you gave nothing to worry about. Something you will never know about
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#16 Dec 1, 2012
The_Solution wrote:
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When you are the boss you gave nothing to worry about. Something you will never know about
SO you don't deny being a lazy ass. Got it.
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#17 Dec 1, 2012
Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>Keep talkin' Black, white boy...you be foolin' nobody.
Talking black...I have no idea what that means. More race baiting nonsense. Typical talk from a loser. Keep it up.

Since: May 12

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#18 Dec 1, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Today's storm is but one of several in a chain known as the "Pineapple Express" as they originate in the sub-tropical waters off of Hawaii. As such, these storms are warmer but more volatile with strong winds and heavy rains but not much snow except for those mountain areas above 6,000 feet in elevation.
What you in the high lonesome of Montana need to worry about is these warmer rains melting existing snowfall in your area.
I think that we will be seeing more warmer storms such as this in the foreseeable future. Besides keeping our flood insurance policies up to date, we also need to ensure that our properties and communities area ready for stronger winds and heavy rainfall.
Good luck to you!
R.
Evening Realist. Hope you haven't had to retreat to the row boats yet.
Looks like this first storm segment is going to track mostly to our south. It shifted direction this morning and is moving more east than north. Flooding isn't a problem for us. The Yellowstone would have to be flowing about 140' above normal for water to be a problem. If that were to happen, everyone down on the flats had better put pontoons on their houses.
Stay safe and remember. Even if the second storm is weaker than the first, it is usually more dangerous. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know though.

Richard
Realist

San Jose, CA

#19 Dec 1, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
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Evening Realist. Hope you haven't had to retreat to the row boats yet.
Looks like this first storm segment is going to track mostly to our south. It shifted direction this morning and is moving more east than north. Flooding isn't a problem for us. The Yellowstone would have to be flowing about 140' above normal for water to be a problem. If that were to happen, everyone down on the flats had better put pontoons on their houses.
Stay safe and remember. Even if the second storm is weaker than the first, it is usually more dangerous. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know though.
Richard
Thanks Richard. Fortunately, just coming out of a drought, most of our reservoirs here in northern California have plenty of capacity left for additional precipitation. Our largest problem is the large amount of land that experienced fires over the past couple of years. Since there is little or no vegetation left to hold the soil, much of the expected flooding and mud slides will result from these.

The next storm is forecast to hit tonight with some heavy wind gusts. This should last until late tomorrow when we'll get a brief break until the next system is forecast to hit by sometime Wednesday. Again, these will be "Pineapple Express" systems bringing in warm rains but heavy winds. The most damage will probably result from tree falls as the rain loosens the surrounding soil.

Hang in there up in the Big Sky State!

Since: May 12

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#20 Dec 2, 2012
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Richard. Fortunately, just coming out of a drought, most of our reservoirs here in northern California have plenty of capacity left for additional precipitation. Our largest problem is the large amount of land that experienced fires over the past couple of years. Since there is little or no vegetation left to hold the soil, much of the expected flooding and mud slides will result from these.
The next storm is forecast to hit tonight with some heavy wind gusts. This should last until late tomorrow when we'll get a brief break until the next system is forecast to hit by sometime Wednesday. Again, these will be "Pineapple Express" systems bringing in warm rains but heavy winds. The most damage will probably result from tree falls as the rain loosens the surrounding soil.
Hang in there up in the Big Sky State!
How ya doing Realist? Still above water? The warnings were much worse than the storms were on our end. Predictions for 3 to 5' ended up being 11.5". And it will melt off quickly. Ground temps are still too warm to let it stay very long. Hope is not as bad as predicted on your end.

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