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12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 26, 2021 08:15AM
Some mind blowing rain math. We got 12 inches (1 foot) of rain on our 80 acre property in 24 hrs. (#s approximate) 80x43,500x1=3,480,000 cubic feet x 7.4 gals/cuft = 25,000,000 gallons or about 1 million gallons per hour!
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 26, 2021 08:25AM
Yikes! I'm not sure of the numbers here but it was pretty hard and heavy for at least 6 hours.
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 26, 2021 08:45AM
Impressive! I hope there was little damage and good luck to them.

The most rain I have experienced is 3” in 24 hours. I cannot imagine a foot of rain. Nor can I imagine hurricane force winds and resulting rains that I have only seen on TV.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 26, 2021 08:50AM
Seattle got 5" in an afternoon about 12 years ago. It was nuts.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 26, 2021 09:11AM
I hope they are okay and they did not experience any flash flood or mudslide damage.
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: samintx
Date: October 26, 2021 09:24AM
Some mudslides not around house but at stream, waterfall, road. Thanx for well wishes.
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 26, 2021 10:05AM
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Seattle got 5" in an afternoon about 12 years ago. It was nuts.

Everyone talks about how much it rains in Seattle, but it's not really that bad. It rains more in Pittsburgh actually. In fact, Seattle is actually under the national average. It just rains constantly in Seattle. It's a soggy damp depressing place. Except when it isn't.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 26, 2021 12:23PM
right. that's why the 5" afternoon was a shocker. an inch in a day is heavy here.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 26, 2021 12:25PM
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 26, 2021 12:36PM
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Buzz
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
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And get some rain into the Lake Mead watershed... they need about 120 FEET of water in the resevoir. The last time it was this empty, the dam wasn't finished yet.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 26, 2021 01:34PM
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Buzz
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
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And get some rain into the Lake Mead watershed... they need about 120 FEET of water in the resevoir. The last time it was this empty, the dam wasn't finished yet.

It rained a lot in SoCal so I'm thinking Vegas might have gotten something out of that same weather system. Hopefully.
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 26, 2021 01:39PM
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vision63
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Buzz
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
==

And get some rain into the Lake Mead watershed... they need about 120 FEET of water in the resevoir. The last time it was this empty, the dam wasn't finished yet.

It rained a lot in SoCal so I'm thinking Vegas might have gotten something out of that same weather system. Hopefully.

Hopefully... They need "above average" rainfall for the next 30 years to refill Lake Mead.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 26, 2021 02:03PM
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vision63
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Paul F.
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Buzz
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
==

And get some rain into the Lake Mead watershed... they need about 120 FEET of water in the resevoir. The last time it was this empty, the dam wasn't finished yet.

It rained a lot in SoCal so I'm thinking Vegas might have gotten something out of that same weather system. Hopefully.

Hopefully... They need "above average" rainfall for the next 30 years to refill Lake Mead.

We'll probably get torrential 100 year floods to spite us.
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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 26, 2021 02:43PM
Stay safe. Don't drive through flowing water unless you are sure it's less than an inch deep.

I first said it around 1998, 'The change of seasons in California is marked by mudslides putting out the wildfires.' This year was the introduction of avalanches taking over from mudslides.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 26, 2021 02:44PM
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Paul F.
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vision63
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Paul F.
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Buzz
Now if only the Colorado River Basin could get a taste of that, or turn it into snow in the Sierras and Rockies....
==

And get some rain into the Lake Mead watershed... they need about 120 FEET of water in the resevoir. The last time it was this empty, the dam wasn't finished yet.

It rained a lot in SoCal so I'm thinking Vegas might have gotten something out of that same weather system. Hopefully.

Hopefully... They need "above average" rainfall for the next 30 years to refill Lake Mead.

We'll probably get torrential 100 year floods to spite us.

As long as the floods drain into lakes, reservoirs, and such, I'm sure we can put up with it.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 26, 2021 08:11PM
Apparently we got some 'significant' rainfall out my way, though it didn't really look like it to me.

However much is was or wasn't, it wasn't anything near what most of you saw.





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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 26, 2021 08:40PM
This is my periodic correction to a common misconception about Seattle.

We have the reputation for it raining a lot here in Seattle. A lot implies quantity, like I drank a lot of beer last night. But a lot is actually frequency, not quantity when it refers to Seattle rain.

There have been times where we have had over 100 consecutive days of precipitation. But that is officially defined as "measurable precipitation in a 24 hour period, at Sea-Tac Int'l Airport" Many times, it is simply a shimmering quality to the air, where some settles out, to make the concrete dark. Fog slowly drifting downward. Or it rains between 3:00 and 3:05 am in the morning. Like anyone cares much about that.

So .01" a day for 100 days straight is a whole inch! But it counts.



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Re: 12” rain my kids mountain Sonoma home
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 27, 2021 07:39AM
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Racer X
This is my periodic correction to a common misconception about Seattle.

We have the reputation for it raining a lot here in Seattle. A lot implies quantity, like I drank a lot of beer last night. But a lot is actually frequency, not quantity when it refers to Seattle rain.

There have been times where we have had over 100 consecutive days of precipitation. But that is officially defined as "measurable precipitation in a 24 hour period, at Sea-Tac Int'l Airport" Many times, it is simply a shimmering quality to the air, where some settles out, to make the concrete dark. Fog slowly drifting downward. Or it rains between 3:00 and 3:05 am in the morning. Like anyone cares much about that.

So .01" a day for 100 days straight is a whole inch! But it counts.

Analogous to January in Minnesota. Sure, it gets down to -20° but by the afternoon it’s 80° and sunny pretty much everyday. Uh-huh.



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