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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 02:49 PM

Huge California storm wallops water-starved state; more to come

The bigger, badder of two rainstorms that weather forecasters had predicted arrived on schedule late Thursday, drenching a very parched California while causing a slew of hazards along the way.

The system is forecast to hover over California through at least Saturday, dumping several inches in some regions – including Los Angeles – before it leaves. Already, Van Nuys had measured nearly two inches of rain in just six hours Friday, with weather forecasters warning of another wave expected to hit the area in the afternoon.

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Experts said the storm looks to be the biggest downpour to hit Los Angeles in at least two years, though it isn't expected to make much of a dent in California’s historic drought. But Bob Benjamin with the National Weather Service said it was "a step in the right direction."


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The storm is especially concerning for residents in the foothills of Azusa and Glendora, where thousands of residents live in the path of potential mudslides. The southern face of the San Gabriel Mountains were left vulnerable after the Colby fire burned away its vegetation and baked the soil, keeping precious moisture from soaking into the earth.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-rain-storm-flooding-20140228,0,7135383.story#ixzz2ueEiAPMF


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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 03:13 PM

1. Glad that Obama went there an solved the problem

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 03:50 PM

2. I took

a lovely walk in the rain this morning!

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 04:37 PM

3. We got over 5" Wednesday; over 2.25" so far today

I had to drive down to the valley, and not much rain there but up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains? Foggy and raining. Yay. Messy and dangerous (I live off one of the most dangerous highways in the state) but Free Sky Water!!

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