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This Headline Weather News reporting appeared recently on the weather watch link above the illustrated animation in what could possibly be another catastrophic global weather event. Given the changing weather pattern times we live in nothing in the News these days would be a surprise. Here is some of the information taken from this website's article.
Southern California to be hit hard by a developing El Nino Pattern
Published on June 10, 2012 - 6:55 UT
- By TWS Staff Reporter
- Edited by TWS Editor
(TheWeatherSpace.com) - Forecasters across the planet are watching a developing scenario in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. This scenario is the El Nino, which comes strong only eight times a century.
TWS' Southern California Weather Authority is gearing up for what may be a deadly storm season from Fall through Spring of this coming year.
"The 2012 to 2013 El Nino looks to be a high impact event," said Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin. "This will be a dangerous time for us in Southern California, especially those in the flood prone zones. Flooding is going to be very common this coming rainy season!"
Last year , Southern California's mountain resorts failed to get the needed snow to make a good season. Many; whom buy season passes, were very upset at mother nature.
"This year we are looking at a spectacular resort season," said Martin. "So if you have doubts about another mountain resort season pass then do not hesitate to buy them when they go on sale. This year will have above normal snow in Southern California's mountain resorts."
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Such a potential for a Prophetic 2012/2013 Rainy Season weather news brings back memories for many folks in Southern California who were around back in the 1980s during the notorious flood events of that 1980 decade when El Nino really got it's reputation as the bad boy wetter-weather phenomena. I remember those times well. Not only were all the winter rainfall records broken just about everywhere in Southern California, but these years were also known for heavy summer monsoonal thunderstorm seasons where those Thunderbumpers often working in teams as opposed to the common localized individuals, didn't confine themselves to only the mountains and deserts which is normal, but rather ventured much further west over as far as the Pacific coastline.NEW YORK |(Reuters) - There is a 50 percent chance the feared El Nino weather pattern which can trigger droughts in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America may strike later this year, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center warned on Thursday.
Now visualize for a moment here water so high that it was up to the white railings on this bridge, in fact on the left hand side is where the water was coming from by moving through to the right in the photo. The left side had strong wave after wave currents fiercely slapping those rails on that side. When we first arrived and parked, the water was just about as high as you see it here. After we ate at the Bank of Mexican Food, we walked around town going from store to store and all the while I'd look down the street just to check and see the water levels rising by our parking lot. When it finally was bashing the north side of that bridge, I said to my wife, we need to get out of here. We got in the Toyota and drove north towards Rancho California Road, seen here in this photo again from WeatherCurrents.com & Greg Turbeville.
Now keep in mind that this bridge was also having water issues as the downstream bridge, but here it was actually flowing over the bridge which they quickly had blocked off and these waters were actually running down Front Street which is the sort of main street for Old Town Temecula. At this point in the photo above we turn right heading up that hill to the Freeway on-ramp to head south and then turning east on Hwy 79 towards home back up in Anza. This whole time it's mega pouring still. We made it to the Aguanga Junction where the Temecula Creek runs along side of the Hwy 79, before the Hwy 371 turn off to Anza. It was now fairly dark at this time as traveling had been 30-40 miles per hour up the hill in pouring rain for which it was almost impossible to see clearly. As we past Temecula Creek in Aguanga just before the old Country Store, you could just make out that the road had been eaten away by the swollen floodplain to the right and that Cal-Trans workers had put up some barriers, but the road was still opened. It wasn't until the next day we had heard that less than a quarter mile section of that highway had been completely taken out. There is no available photo of the flooded washout, but it happened just west of this little store.
This next photo looks west from the Hwy 371 & Hwy 79 junction west towards the store and the flooded washout took place over that hill in the distance. This road was closed for weeks until they made a temporary bypass.
The above link is a great accurate description of that day!
|San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium|
Most all of this mammoth housing and commercial build didn't exist in the early 1980s El Nino years. Yet these present Mickey Mouse weather patterned Winter Storms can even now cause headaches for the infrastructure. What would this coming predicted El Nino Season do ? In historical times past most of these average southern California Storm rainfall totals would simply percolate and saturate deep into the natural landscape. All those Asphalt paved and Concrete slabbed Foundations are nothing more than potential runoff expressways. But there's even more to exacerbate the potential problem !!!
2003 Cedar Fire
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And the list is endless from this past decade and no amount of regrowth is going to hold back floods of a bad El Nino Event made worse by climate change. Those two Mega-Firestorms are a drop in the bucket from what you all know has happened this past 2000 decade over there and the fire season there now is just beginning and with a bang in the southwest.
Red Flag Warning Update as of 6/10/12
Even if the backcountry were still in pristine old growth chaparral or forest condition, such extreme weather events as we are experiencing globally which have been caused by human mismanagement of natural resources around the planet would still be a challenge and great risk this coming season in the event of an El Nino occurring today. The last couple of decades have been horrible as far as rainfall totals needs for the southwestern USA and that tends to relax some from any potential future disaster. Whether anyone takes any of these predictions seriously or scoffs at them, the facts show that you are at least on notice and it's just barely the calm before the storm. I certainly don't know everyone's individual circumstances or situation. Where ever you live you know the history of the risks living in your area. Take precautions and plan for potential disaster and emergency situations as if all of this were to really come true.
On an interesting note. Here is a link to my other blog in which I have always had a obsession with knowing how the natural world works and what drives global weather patterns. The Science behind the Climate Change research is making a huge mistake by focusing on Warmer Temperatures and rise in CO2s. These are mere symptoms of the actual cause. I've tried to make it simple to understand and help the average person to understand some incredible processes by which Earth mechanisms for weather patterns really work through the use of simple illustrations and common ground examples. Unfortunately the folks behind Modern Science generally talk down to the average person, as they tend to have an inability to communicate properly by using common ground words/terms as opposed to the usual Intellect speak. Please feel free to ask questions or relate what you know or have observed in the real world.
One other note. In this post I give numerous references and other posts where I've identified where science knows about some intricate details of how things work in forested and other vegetative systems, but has thus far refused to offer viable solutions to rebuilding forested ecosystems of all types around the globe. rather as usual, they opt for quick fixes which address symptoms which never once address the behavioral causes behind the problem. It should also be noted than many of their solutions involve making obsessive amounts of money, which is okay in itself, as I understand the money necessary to accomplish anything, but their solutions are not even close to sustainable. Bookmark the link below as the info is extensive and come back to it later if need be.