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Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 08:35 AM Aug 2023

SoCal DUers' Hilary Check In

Last edited Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:08 AM - Edit history (1)

Where are you and how is Hilary treating you?

I'm between Torrance and San Pedro in LA County. Cleared off all of the wicker furniture and pillows on the porch, took in front door decor and brought in anything light, secured the trash cans. Took down my Scottish Terrier house flag and the flag pole.

No winds...yet...rain, just sprinkling right now.


EDIT FOR UPDATE:

Tropical Storm Warning: Affected Areas: LAX, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Torrance...WIND WARNING


[link:https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8799945,-118.2974041,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!21m1!1s%2Fg%2F11l1dhzl_q?hl=en&entry=ttu|

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SoCal DUers' Hilary Check In (Original Post) Scottie Mom Aug 2023 OP
TY for this post Marthe48 Aug 2023 #1
You are welcome. Hope they stay safe and dry. EOM Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #2
Downgraded to Cat 1 or T.S. Marthe48 Aug 2023 #10
It was always going to be a TS for SoCal malaise Aug 2023 #12
I heard radio news it was a Cat 4 Marthe48 Aug 2023 #14
It was a major hurricane but the longer forecasts predicted weakening before SoCal malaise Aug 2023 #15
Yep, agree with that Marthe48 Aug 2023 #17
South Orange County, near Laguna Beach checking in... Magoo48 Aug 2023 #50
Stay safe malaise Aug 2023 #53
Thank you. Magoo48 Aug 2023 #54
Palm Springs here stevil Aug 2023 #3
I love Palm Springs...one of my most favorite places ever! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #4
South OC. light, warm rain so far. Concerned about my wood fence and my wiggs Aug 2023 #5
Made meatballs and spagetti sauce yesterday. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #7
Hoping for the best for everyone! Louisiana here. I know how bad it can get. Solly Mack Aug 2023 #6
Thanks for the well wishes! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #8
Sprinkling in Pasadena Beatlelvr Aug 2023 #9
My street always floods. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #11
Stay safe malaise Aug 2023 #16
Thanks, Malaise. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #20
LOL malaise Aug 2023 #24
Just hoping for no really strong winds. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #25
San Diego South Central checking in. haele Aug 2023 #13
Thanks for the post. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #18
Stay Safe haele.. Never thought Cha Aug 2023 #61
Looks like it's going east of us. Should be okay. Nevada will get hit much worse. haele Aug 2023 #72
You're so Welcome, haele.. I used Cha Aug 2023 #75
Live Hotel cam at beach in San Diego here. Brainfodder Aug 2023 #19
Thanks, tuning in. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #21
Thanks for the link to the time lapse. Glad Hilary's been downgraded to a "2", Fla Dem Aug 2023 #28
Stay safe! mgardener Aug 2023 #22
Thank you! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #23
Stay safe Pub. appleannie1 Aug 2023 #26
Hi, Annie...trying to figure out how to keep my hearing aids charged. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #29
If there is flooding, you might not be able to go to one. appleannie1 Aug 2023 #31
Whomp, there it is - beginning to really rain in San Diego coastal. nt AnotherMother4Peace Aug 2023 #27
Torrance - San Pedro area -- rain is picking up. No wind problems. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #30
Hurricanes frequently lose speed when they hit land but this one will hit open water again and flying_wahini Aug 2023 #32
OMG -- that is a scary -- 275 miles across. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #39
Scottie Mom........ Upthevibe Aug 2023 #33
Thank you! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #43
Hollywood Hills; light rain and muggy!!! chowder66 Aug 2023 #34
LOL, those crazy meteorologist El-Ninos just can't get enough attention. Backseat Driver Aug 2023 #35
Thinking about you here in Florida. CaptainTruth Aug 2023 #36
Gardena (South Bay between Inglewood and Torrance); light rain right now, no wind. LoisB Aug 2023 #37
Rain picking up here -- Torrance/San Pedro area. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #42
Stay safe. LoisB Aug 2023 #47
Be safe plcdude Aug 2023 #38
Have a plan. multigraincracker Aug 2023 #40
Good luck everyone- from your east coast friend👋🏼 we can do it Aug 2023 #41
Thank you! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #44
Manhattan Beach here.... Not much so far... bsiebs Aug 2023 #45
My daughter is in Irvine (recently graduated from UC Irvine) in OC, and is in the process deurbano Aug 2023 #46
First, congrats on two great daughters! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #51
Thank you so much! I'm very proud of them. (And my son, too, in case he ever reads this!) deurbano Aug 2023 #94
I took apart my entire front porch -- and Hilary really never materialized here. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #95
Grew up in central FL, experienced in hurricanes The Blue Flower Aug 2023 #48
I hope I don't have to do that! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #52
Nt Marcuse Aug 2023 #49
Los Feliz (Los Angeles); 1001 hours PDT majdrfrtim Aug 2023 #55
About the same right now where I am -- between Torrance and San Pedro Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #58
San Pedro...not too bad so far. The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2023 #56
Hi, I'm just north of you. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #57
Nice to meet you! The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2023 #65
OMG...you name your cars! So do I! Nice to meet you, too! Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #68
Mrs. K appreciates the hello! The Unmitigated Gall Aug 2023 #70
Very interesting on the charger. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #73
It's raining steadily in Los Angeles tenderfoot Aug 2023 #59
Steady rain but thankfully no wind. nt Raine Aug 2023 #66
Phelan California ripcord Aug 2023 #60
Please take care and keep us alerted about how you are doing. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #62
Woodland Hills DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2023 #63
Thanks for checking in. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #64
Great to see how many Duers to north, south, and east of me! According to wiggs Aug 2023 #67
I looked at the map earlier today and got 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm for the heavy rain storm. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #69
Kick! nt LAS14 Aug 2023 #71
Bay Area is in the eye of a smokicane! Sympthsical Aug 2023 #74
1:30-ish pm; Whittier (about 20 miles outside the center of downtown Los Angeles) Iggo Aug 2023 #76
It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #79
Stay safe and be careful LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2023 #77
Torrance - San Pedro area: Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #78
Yup, southbay seeing a good share right now Johonny Aug 2023 #83
San Diego Coastal kpete Aug 2023 #80
Thanks for the SB update, kpete. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #81
Was watching the San Diego Webcam. site on YouTube. haele Aug 2023 #82
EARTHQUAKE. Only 5.1, out of Ojai, but we keep getting aftershocks. The thrills never end. Hekate Aug 2023 #84
I'm in the Torrance - San Pedro area and I sure felt it. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #85
5.1 is a pretty decent sized punch in the mouth. Iggo Aug 2023 #86
And the wind has arrived here in the LA County suburbs. Iggo Aug 2023 #87
Yes, just as it as it was getting dark, there came the wind. Scottie Mom Aug 2023 #88
super windy a couple hours ago...now calm, with steady rain. Tomorrow looking less intense nt wiggs Aug 2023 #89
91709 chino hills Bluesaph Aug 2023 #90
it rained for about 10 hours straight.. then got a little windy, now wind and rain have ceased BlueWaveNeverEnd Aug 2023 #91
Nothing happened EndlessWire Aug 2023 #92
So over dramatized by the media, the storm never lived up to all the hype at least not so far Raine Aug 2023 #93

Marthe48

(16,348 posts)
10. Downgraded to Cat 1 or T.S.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:08 AM
Aug 2023

It'll still be damaging, but not as horrific. I hope. Watch out for flash floods!

malaise

(266,624 posts)
12. It was always going to be a TS for SoCal
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:29 AM
Aug 2023

The problem here was always going to be water and flooding will be a major problem in some parts.

Marthe48

(16,348 posts)
14. I heard radio news it was a Cat 4
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:36 AM
Aug 2023

maybe becoming Cat 5. After all these years, I should take the early forecasts with a grain of salt, I'm glad it isn't.

malaise

(266,624 posts)
15. It was a major hurricane but the longer forecasts predicted weakening before SoCal
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:40 AM
Aug 2023

and that was always good news.
Most of th headlines were deceptive. These days we have clickbait media

Marthe48

(16,348 posts)
17. Yep, agree with that
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:43 AM
Aug 2023

I think I heard news early Friday, then early Sat. and actually worked away from my laptop

Magoo48

(4,630 posts)
50. South Orange County, near Laguna Beach checking in...
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:18 AM
Aug 2023

Expecting increasingly heavy rain this afternoon and this evening. Off and on light to moderate now. Our problems usually center around street, creek and stream flooding, as well as beach erosion. Our winter storms can be pretty intense, so it will be interesting to see how we handle heavy weather from the Southwest as opposed to the northwest. peace.

malaise

(266,624 posts)
53. Stay safe
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:26 AM
Aug 2023

The good news is that you will have none of those Florida gators showing up un your backyard 😀.
This must be a once in a lifetime experience for most of you.

Magoo48

(4,630 posts)
54. Thank you.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:40 AM
Aug 2023

I probably won’t see another one of these, but I do believe that warmer sea water later into the falls will mean today’s situation will be repeated with more frequency.

No gators here, that’s for sure.

Being a dedicated surf and beach rat all my life (75) years, I have personally witnessed the continual rise of the mean high tide over a lifetime.

Don’t Look Up.

stevil

(1,537 posts)
3. Palm Springs here
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 08:41 AM
Aug 2023

No rain yesterday. Definitely rain right now. Light winds, about 78 degrees, getting ready for a spanking. Everything off the patio because we expect heavy winds. If it rains all day this town stops cold, especially on a
Sunday.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
4. I love Palm Springs...one of my most favorite places ever!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 08:45 AM
Aug 2023

The wind scares me. I brought in all I could and tied down what I could not take inside.

wiggs

(7,722 posts)
5. South OC. light, warm rain so far. Concerned about my wood fence and my
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 08:47 AM
Aug 2023

rickety plant house if very windy. Might prop up the fence if there's a break in rain, but forecast for heavy wind has diminished so that's good. Lots of rain will be OK.

have pizza dough, tomato sauce, ciambella cake, and a book to work on.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
7. Made meatballs and spagetti sauce yesterday.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 08:57 AM
Aug 2023

Have the fixings for a meatloaf. Figured if the power went off, can eat cold meatloaf sandwiches.

Yesterday the grocery stores were a mad-house where I am -- like when the pandemic was hard pressing us. I figured that early on Saturday, it would not be that bad, but it was really crowded.

Humid as all heck here. Rain is still light and it is a warm rain.

Beatlelvr

(603 posts)
9. Sprinkling in Pasadena
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:06 AM
Aug 2023

Just waiting. Market produce shelves were half empty yesterday, got a couple bags of ice. This is a fast moving storm so at least it will be over quickly. We'll see what aftermath will be.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
11. My street always floods.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:09 AM
Aug 2023

I am hoping the water does not get up into my yard and that my avocado tree is uprooted due the the water and the wind. It's a beauty and I would hate to lose it.

Looking outside right now...just a light sprinkling of rain.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
20. Thanks, Malaise.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:59 AM
Aug 2023

The Scottie and I are inside and away from windows. She has a goodly supply of dog treats and toys. The meatloaf for Sunday lunch is in the oven and the Scottie is waiting for her share!



Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
25. Just hoping for no really strong winds.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:12 AM
Aug 2023

Have to keep the Scottie inside...she is not happy...so the meatloaf is a bribe.

haele

(12,547 posts)
13. San Diego South Central checking in.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:30 AM
Aug 2023

From a hillside trailer park. Our carport has scattered pooling about 1/4" and the street drainage channel is half full. No damage or even change to any of the grandkids play set in the bit of dirt we call a yard. We're in a break, so I sent them out to secure their small stuff.
Winds were a bit heavy in gusts, but nothing out of normal for a winter storm.

On edit - landfall is expected mid afternoon today. We'll see how it goes then.

Haele

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
18. Thanks for the post.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:55 AM
Aug 2023

Landfall...that is a scary term.

I live in a mobile home park also. I am worried about some of my elderly neighbors -- like my mid-70s, I'm not elderly!

My one neighbor just remodeled her home and has lovely things on her front porch and new sun shades. I do not see that any of this has been put away. I hope she gets through this without too much damage.

Rain is still fairly light here, but increasing. I am between Torrance and San Pedro, South LA County.

Cha

(294,438 posts)
61. Stay Safe haele.. Never thought
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 01:21 PM
Aug 2023

this kind of Natural Disaster would happen in the Southern California Area!

haele

(12,547 posts)
72. Looks like it's going east of us. Should be okay. Nevada will get hit much worse.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:11 PM
Aug 2023

We've only gotten 4.5 mm of rain since midnight.

Flash floods are the most dangerous San Diego will face.

Thanks for the good wishes; I'm forwarding them to northerly and easterly neighbors who are going to get hot harder than we will.

Haele

Cha

(294,438 posts)
75. You're so Welcome, haele.. I used
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:19 PM
Aug 2023

to live all over San Diego for 15 years and part of my heart is still there. My daughter was born in La Jolla, CA.

Mahalo for passing them on.

Brainfodder

(6,411 posts)
19. Live Hotel cam at beach in San Diego here.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:59 AM
Aug 2023

[link:https://hoteldel.com/live-webcam/|]

Doesn't embed here but left as clickable, has 2 cameras and daily time lapse.

Good luck from ME in Vegas.

Totally white sky and some drizzle is all here at the moment.







Fla Dem

(23,123 posts)
28. Thanks for the link to the time lapse. Glad Hilary's been downgraded to a "2",
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:25 AM
Aug 2023

Still a lot of concern for possible severe flooding, but not so much extensive wind damage.

Stay safe all.

appleannie1

(4,998 posts)
26. Stay safe Pub.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:13 AM
Aug 2023

Fill bottles with drinking water, stock plenty of batteries for your flashlights etc. as well. Better to prepare and not need them than to lose power and not have them. And keep your cell phone charged and if you have the little battery storage gizmo make sure it is fully charged as well.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
29. Hi, Annie...trying to figure out how to keep my hearing aids charged.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:26 AM
Aug 2023

If worse gets to worse, I will try a hospital or urgent care.

appleannie1

(4,998 posts)
31. If there is flooding, you might not be able to go to one.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:36 AM
Aug 2023

My daughter bought me a portable charger for in my car. I can use it to inflate a low tire or charge the car battery. It has an outlet to plug in an electric light cord etc. It is usually in my trunk but I bring it into the house if we are expecting storms. Living in a rural area, power failures occur almost every year. It might be wise to get one. I not only could use it to recharge my hearing aids, I also have a smart watch that my kids got me for Mother's day after I had fallen on the deck. It can automatically call an ambulance and give them my GPS location if I ever trip over something again. So having a little charger is a really good thing for me. I love being able to answer my wrist and not have to get up to find my cell phone.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
30. Torrance - San Pedro area -- rain is picking up. No wind problems.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:27 AM
Aug 2023

Thanks for the SD report.

Stay safe, warm and dry.

flying_wahini

(6,271 posts)
32. Hurricanes frequently lose speed when they hit land but this one will hit open water again and
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:38 AM
Aug 2023

Pick up just before it lands.

Hoping it is just a 1 or 2 and that it moves on quickly.

When I was in Hurricane Ike it dropped to a 2 when it hit the Bay Area and was still 2 when it hit my place. The problem with IKE is that it was 275 miles across and it slowed down and stayed all day over us.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
39. OMG -- that is a scary -- 275 miles across.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:55 AM
Aug 2023

"Heavy storms" for here starting at about noon until 2:00 PDT.

Upthevibe

(7,718 posts)
33. Scottie Mom........
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:40 AM
Aug 2023

I'm glad you're okay. Please keep us updated.

I'm in Dallas working for the summer (I've become a permanent substitute teacher and there's no work for teachers in California during this time) but I live in North Redondo Beach.

On Friday, I group texted my friends letting them know the best ways in which to prepare. I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX so I've been through several hurricanes.

I'm glad the hurricane's been downgraded.

Backseat Driver

(4,280 posts)
35. LOL, those crazy meteorologist El-Ninos just can't get enough attention.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:48 AM
Aug 2023

I guess it's been awhile since they had to flip their forecasts. Ya'll stay safe; it's always good to practice prepping...Goodness, the deserts will bloom and they're taking the Venetian's gondolas outside to the strip...for a rowing contest...Place your sports bets now!...Maybe it's just getting started???

Meanwhile, my daughter's friends, life-long S. Californians, must have had a premonition, a really bad dream, no less. They up and moved from every-day lovely blue water and sunshine, Ocean City, CA, to someplace in southern Louisiana a month or so ago. Really??? Hotsy-totsy, the weather WAS just too boring there, so ,Katrina, here we come??? When the thrill wears off, they're going to be sooooo miserable.

Hope everyone will be safe and well, just the same! We got surprised by Ike's winds here in the Great Lakes once, so you never know...

CaptainTruth

(6,529 posts)
36. Thinking about you here in Florida.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:52 AM
Aug 2023

If you get high winds I imagine downed trees might be a hazard.

Stay safe!!!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
42. Rain picking up here -- Torrance/San Pedro area.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:57 AM
Aug 2023

The MS Edge weather report is saying "heavy storm" noon to 2:00 pm my area.

Weird how this storm is hit Riverside before it started raining here.

multigraincracker

(32,259 posts)
40. Have a plan.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 10:55 AM
Aug 2023

Then remember what Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

bsiebs

(654 posts)
45. Manhattan Beach here.... Not much so far...
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:09 AM
Aug 2023

Just a little drizzle.. it is supposed to get worse in a few hours.. most of it seems to have missed us and is tracking more to the east..

deurbano

(2,877 posts)
46. My daughter is in Irvine (recently graduated from UC Irvine) in OC, and is in the process
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:09 AM
Aug 2023

of moving to housing at USC (in LA) for occupational therapy grad school. Needless to say, she's putting that on hold for the moment, and I have been offering her all kind of preparedness advice from up here in SF! Meanwhile, my older daughter is at the CA Dem Party Executive Board meeting (she was recently elected chair of the Disability Caucus) in Visalia-- which is in the southern part of the Central Valley--and they are adjourning at 10 am today, instead of noon, because of the storm. (Which I don't exactly get, since the SoCal people would then be driving into the storm? I think they can also stay an extra night at the hotel if needed, though.)

Hope you (in the storm's path) are all able to stay safe!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
51. First, congrats on two great daughters!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:21 AM
Aug 2023

Second, it's kinda eerie here right now...rain just lightened up and there is no wind. Weather station says my area is gonna get hit hard starting at noon today and (hopefully) ending at 2:00 p.m. today.

deurbano

(2,877 posts)
94. Thank you so much! I'm very proud of them. (And my son, too, in case he ever reads this!)
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 11:29 AM
Aug 2023

I'm glad the impact in your area (and my younger daughter's) was not as great as feared, but better to be prepared! I don't know if you saw this, but schools in Milwaukee (where the debate was) were cancelled again because of heat, even as those con artists on stage were denying climate change. After THIS summer! (And this WINTER in South America.) And as we've seen, these unprecedented events can become devastating very quickly, so I appreciate the caution and preparedness that preceded this event. (I mean, media will hype, but better for government and communities to err on the side of over-preparation than to be under-prepared... and perhaps the warnings to stay off the road prevented some disasters.)

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
95. I took apart my entire front porch -- and Hilary really never materialized here.
Thu Aug 24, 2023, 02:18 PM
Aug 2023

The hype on TV had me scared to death that my house would be blown away. Took photos of my avocado tree...as a remembrance in case Hilary got it.

I was prepared...and I am betting if I had not prepared, we would have really been hit hard. Yes, either over prepared or under prepared.

Climate change is real...it's not just a maybe...we are watching it happen.

The Blue Flower

(5,416 posts)
48. Grew up in central FL, experienced in hurricanes
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:12 AM
Aug 2023

If you're in the path of the storm, remember to fill a bathtub with water before it hits. You'll need it if you lose service.

majdrfrtim

(316 posts)
55. Los Feliz (Los Angeles); 1001 hours PDT
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 12:02 PM
Aug 2023

Thanks, Scottie Mom!

One mile directly south (on the map) of the Griffith Observatory, we’re having a delightful, gentle drizzle & negligible wind. Sky is non-uniformly overcast at the moment, with dappled bright patches among the darker (but not-yet-ominous) cloud cover.

The gentle rain might help the parched earth in these parts soak up more of the deluge we’ve been warned is headed our way.

We’ve battened down the hatches hoping we’ll not have needed to do so.

Blessings upon one and all — especially those in the way of a severe weather juggernaut!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
58. About the same right now where I am -- between Torrance and San Pedro
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 12:59 PM
Aug 2023

However, no patches of sun. Rain is now getting a bit heavier. I am hoping this storm moves through and does not hit highly populated areas of the Southwest U.S. I hear reports that Las Vegas is getting hit pretty hard. Going to try and text some friends who live there.

Best to you and your family, majdrfrtim...

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,611 posts)
56. San Pedro...not too bad so far.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 12:32 PM
Aug 2023

Sure it’ll change, though. Rigged up a plywood ramp to deflect the water that likes to waterfall down on my balcony from a sagging rain gutter. Other than that I’m set with canned food, stored water, candles, lanterns, everything charged up. Treating this as a dry run for an earthquake. As the garage is below street level, I’ll be keeping an eye on the sump pump when it gets bad. If it goes I’ll have to put my car up on the street somewhere. It’s a 24 year-old Jag I took over since my dad died; id rather not have her in 4 feet of water!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
57. Hi, I'm just north of you.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 12:55 PM
Aug 2023

Rain kind of stopped about 20 mins ago and it starting back up for the last few minutes.

So far, no wind. That is what worries me the most -- I really do not want to look up and see the sky instead of a ceiling!

I would take good care of a Jag like that. Hope she stays high and dry in the garage.

From what I read on the weather station, we are suppose to start getting the worst of it in at around noon today and continuing to 2:00 p.m. Have not really looked at what is up for tomorrow.

I did grocery shopping yesterday and stocked up. Have candles and bottled water. Phone is charged and so are my hearing aids. Not wearing them until I have to.

Listening to MSNBC on tune-in and they are giving reports on Hilary fairly often.

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,611 posts)
65. Nice to meet you!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 01:55 PM
Aug 2023

Yes, blue sky straight up is not a good thing! I’ve been worried our electrical grid might not hold up to super-heavy rain and maybe a boil water order too.
I’ve been keeping a food supply since Covid. Standing in front of all those empty shelves I swore id never get caught flat-footed again!
Mrs. Kensington (the jag) is tucked away and so far the sump is working fine; it’s a big area to fill if it goes, so I’ll have time.

Best to you and everyone else!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
68. OMG...you name your cars! So do I! Nice to meet you, too!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 02:04 PM
Aug 2023

The names I use are not as elegant as your Jag, but they work for me.

Yes, the empty shelves. Yesterday, I got giant packages of paper products -- and it's only me and the Scottie in the house. Made sure I had cans of all my "go to" staples, bottled water, batteries and, of course, cookies and White Cheddar Cheese Cheez-its.

It's still a steady rain here and I, too, am worried about the loss of electricity. I only have a cell phone for communications and my hearing aids (which I need to be able to hear on the cell phone) have an electrical recharge stand.

Regards to Mrs. Kensington and may she continue to be high and dry!

The Unmitigated Gall

(3,611 posts)
70. Mrs. K appreciates the hello!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 02:44 PM
Aug 2023

And sends greetings.
Also, you should look into getting a power bank. Basically, a big battery that can charge your gadgets. I have a 30,000 mAh which would charge my phone at least 5-6 times, but I see they are now selling 50,000 to 70,000 mAh power banks as well. You just charge it up and set it aside for times like this. Good for iPads, ear buds, pretty much anything you run off a usb cord.
Seem to run around $30-100 on Azamon. There’s also a Best Buy on PCH in Torrance I’m sure would have them!

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
73. Very interesting on the charger.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:12 PM
Aug 2023

Will look on Amazon...they seem to deliver to my hours on a daily basis as is! Good advice because my hearing aids are rechargible.

To Mrs. K:

ripcord

(4,940 posts)
60. Phelan California
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 01:15 PM
Aug 2023

We are in the high desert and pretty much in the path of Hillary. It started raining about 4am and we have had 4" of rain. The roads are getting bad, we are on a dirt road and it is deteriorating, we are on the downslope between the mountains and El Mirage (formerly) dry lake bed. It is going to be a wild day but at least the winds aren't bad yet.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
62. Please take care and keep us alerted about how you are doing.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 01:24 PM
Aug 2023

Sounds like you are in the thick of it.

Did not start raining here until about sunrise -- I'm between Torrance and San Pedro. Rain is picking up now, but same as you -- no wind to speak of ... as of yet.

Sending protection vibrations your way...along with a hug.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
64. Thanks for checking in.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 01:34 PM
Aug 2023

About the same here, but it did lighten up and then started in again. I would not call it heavy rain, but I understand that is coming for my area.

wiggs

(7,722 posts)
67. Great to see how many Duers to north, south, and east of me! According to
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 02:02 PM
Aug 2023

Wundermap, we're going to get heavy rain between 1:30 and 3:00

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
69. I looked at the map earlier today and got 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm for the heavy rain storm.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 02:11 PM
Aug 2023

It's coming this afternoon and so far today, me have only seen the introduction to Hilary.

It is great seeing how many of us are in the same area. Love the Left Coast!

Just looked at the MSN weather site again. Update -- "heavy rain" due at 1:28 p.m. So the forecast has changed from when I looked earlier to day. Seems to show a lot of peaks of heavy rain all afternoon -- up to about 4:00 p.m. where I am.

Sympthsical

(8,556 posts)
74. Bay Area is in the eye of a smokicane!
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:19 PM
Aug 2023

Thought this was interesting. Clouds from the storm coming up with smoke from fires coming down.

The weather has been crazy still here all morning. Not a breath of air movement while overcast. Really unusual for summer. I was just up in the hills a bit ago, and you can see a wall of cloud moving in from the east. Just a solid wall. It's ominous looking. We're not supposed to get any rain. However, wouldn't be too thrilled if lightning were on the menu.


Iggo

(47,429 posts)
76. 1:30-ish pm; Whittier (about 20 miles outside the center of downtown Los Angeles)
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:30 PM
Aug 2023

So far, it’s just a medium rainy day. Intermittent, light to somewhere between medium and heavy rain most of the morning. Warm and muggy, so for the most part it’s rain where you can stand out there and say, “Ah, this feels good!”

That should change over the next hour or so. Thunderstorms are coming, and the wind hasn’t picked up yet, the rain is still falling straight down, and like I said, lightly enough to enjoy for a few minutes. It’s coming, though…lol.

kpete

(71,790 posts)
80. San Diego Coastal
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 03:49 PM
Aug 2023

Lots of rain, some wind. We have been hearing about power outages nearby.
mr pete and I are cooking, baking and reading.
So far friends and family are good.

Don't forget to take care of pets.

peace,
kp

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
81. Thanks for the SB update, kpete.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 04:15 PM
Aug 2023

Heavy to moderate rain in the Torrance - San Pedo area. No wind...so far.

Thanks for the reminder about pets.

haele

(12,547 posts)
82. Was watching the San Diego Webcam. site on YouTube.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 04:32 PM
Aug 2023

They're flipping between the various cameras in the San Diego Bay - ...One of them shows a round restaurant by Spanish Landing where it's obvious an outdoor wedding buffet is still set up and in use under the restaurant awning; I'm watching the poor waiter move between the buffet area and back into the restaurant to serve the guests.

Looks like everyone is treating this like the occasional inconvenient storm we have in the winter.

Hydroplaning is a problem on our freeways right now, though.

Haele

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
85. I'm in the Torrance - San Pedro area and I sure felt it.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 05:50 PM
Aug 2023

One hit, not a shaker or a roller.

At first I thought it was my Scottie hitting the back of my chair because she wanted something. Looked over and she was sound asleep on her pillow on the floor. Then I saw an earthquake alert pop up on my phone.

What the heck next????

Iggo

(47,429 posts)
87. And the wind has arrived here in the LA County suburbs.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:01 PM
Aug 2023

Been raining pretty much non stop since lunch time. I was hoping the wind would arrive earlier, instead of just before dark. This might be a long night.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
88. Yes, just as it as it was getting dark, there came the wind.
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 09:30 PM
Aug 2023

More worried about the strong winds than the rain.

Bluesaph

(684 posts)
90. 91709 chino hills
Sun Aug 20, 2023, 11:31 PM
Aug 2023

Our pool is overflowing but the trees haven’t fallen and we are all safe over here. Everyone is at home so that’s a plus.

EndlessWire

(6,201 posts)
92. Nothing happened
Mon Aug 21, 2023, 12:53 AM
Aug 2023

South Riverside county, 17 miles inland. Light, gentle rain, no wind. Really, this was a lot less than the average winter rain we've had. The wind was imperceptible, so much so that it was like being in a movie where they show being in the eye of a hurricane, except there wasn't one. Very still. I could have had a plastic dome over me. Will check the tree tomorrow.

I am hoping that everybody else has escaped the worst. Nothing wrong with urging people to prep and avoid trouble. We were all ready! The worst part was the humidity. I feel tough now, LOL! Gonna watch some tsunami movies, and thank goodness for no trouble.

Raine

(30,446 posts)
93. So over dramatized by the media, the storm never lived up to all the hype at least not so far
Mon Aug 21, 2023, 03:30 AM
Aug 2023

for which I'm glad. Still I wish the media wouldn't blow these kind of things all out of proportion.

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