Thursday, December 11, 2014

Storm porn.



For the first two hours after I got up this morning I watched nothing but local news. I don't even know what is going on in the world right now. The whole two hours was filled with OMG - I've never seen that before.

The last time they closed down schools here was on 9/11. Even pretty old people said they'd never seen them close down the schools for rain. Growing up in California you always thought people back East sucked a little because they got snow days. And it never snows here.

Highway 101 in south San Fransisco is closed in both directions due to flooding. I've never seen that before. On 280, half the freeway was shut down.

Three weeks ago we had dry creek beds. All of a sudden last night places like Napa thought their rivers would go above flood stage. If we had normal river flows this would have been much different story. Or if the storm would have stalled.

This was a fairly intense system. When it hits whatever part of the country it's headed to - I would take whatever warning they give you seriously. I know ya'll in other parts of the country think we are sissies, but this storm was good by any one's standards. It met all the expectations and more.

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