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Sky Photos II

Posted by feww on December 23, 2010

Triple Spiral Cloud Pattern in NE Pacific

Spiral Cloud Formation Off the Coasts of Alaska and BC Canada.  GOES 11 Satellite Image Saved at 03:00UTC on December 23, 2010.

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It Never Rains in Southern California

Posted by feww on December 23, 2010

Severe Storm Hits SoCal

Up to 533mm (21 inches) of rain falls in seven days

Evacuation order has been issued for residents in Silverado Canyon, parts of Modjeska Canyon, Santiago Canyon and San Juan Capistrano, a report said.

GOES 11 Satellite image.


The storms have also deposited about 5.2m (17 feet) of snow near the Kern River in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, the U.S. Hydrometeorological Prediction Center said.


Los Angeles receives 70 percent of its annual rainfall in just seven days

  • Widespread flooding and mudslides reported across region.
  • A bridge collapsed in San Bernardino County.
  • Corona Municipal Airport is flooded.
  • SeaWorld in San Diego County shutdown due to flooding.
  • Qualcomm Stadium football field closed until further notice.
  • Homes damaged by floodwater and mudslides in
    • Orange County canyons
    • Highland in San Bernardino County
    • Laguna Beach
    • Laguna Canyon

“Some homes were filled with mud that stood 4 feet deep indoors,” the report said.

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Flood waters rise to about 4 feet on Sorrento Valley Road north of San Diego. Photo Credit: LA Times. Image may be subject to copyright.

  • Evacuations were ordered in
    • Dove Canyon
    • Parts of San Juan Capistrano
    • Silverado Canyon
    • Parts of Orange County canyons
  • At least one person was reportedly killed when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle near Laguna Beach.

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