Since my initial posting, heavy rain has brought impressive rainfall totals in portions of Los Angeles and eastern Ventura County. Here are rainfall totals as of 5 p.m. Pacific Time:
Burbank--0.92, with 0.56 in one hour
Van Nuys--1.00, with 0.49 in one hour
Downtown Los Angeles--0.55
Storm number one in the series to affect California over the next five days has brought light to moderate amounts of rain so far, pretty much what has been expected. Storm number two is in the wings and set to bring more rain (and of course mountain snow) tomorrow and Saturday. The coldest of the storms will then arrive in northern California Sunday and spread south Sunday night and Monday. This will be a more showery storm, but it will become most known for how low snow levels get. There is some uncertainty about how moist this storm will be. That will be told about how far west it moves. But let's assume that there will be showers just about anywhere, then snow levels will drop as low as 1,500 feet in northern California to 2,500 to 3,000 feet in Southern California. This would have tremendous impact on travel.
You can read more about all these storms from my postings on Tuesday and Wednesday if you haven't already. The facts really have not changed all that much. Here are some of the higher precipitation amounts as of 2 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday.
San Luis Obispo-0.47
This storm is going to bring about accumulating snow to places that don’t see it often.
In the citrus areas from the San Joaquin Valley to northern Ventura County expect a hard freeze in most area
a well established spoke of energy rotated northeast and is bringing some areas a LOT more rain than the sprinkle or light shower I predicted.
It looks like the Cascades of Washington will get some important snow Sunday and Monday.
Southern California looks like it will get wet Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
The storm dropping south off the southern California coast tonight and parked nearly stationary Friday into Saturday brings a high chance of flooding problems