Um, is it August? These Santa Ana winds are so pervasive this year–right now it feels like the height of summer, not the depths of winter. Many other areas of the nation, like Alabama, are facing extreme weather right now, and Washington State was just ravaged with winter storms that brought most of the state to a standstill. But, they’re still standing, unlike the towns in Alabama destroyed by this week’s tornadoes. [Read more…]
It’s been raining off and on for three days now in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire, and it’s done more than just screw up this morning’s commute for a lot of people on the 91 and the 5. (That said, the skiiers and snowboarders are rejoicing—the snow has finally arrived!)
Right now water could be entering your home from many points, and you might not even know it until the damage is extensive. And although we haven’t had the rain, snow and flooding that Washington and Oregon have had, the rain will have saturated the ground and found its way into any roof or window leaks you may have. [Read more…]
We’ve been talking about this eventuality for some time, and we hope you heeded our warnings. The cold front that battered the Northwest is now knocking at our door, with another Pacific storm hot on its heels.
Down here in Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Orange and San Diego counties, we won’t see much from the first storm, which fizzled out overnight on its way down from Northern California. (Hopefully the Sierras got some snow so we can finally start our ski season!) But the second storm is going to come in right for us, and it’s going to be very wet, and very cold through Sunday.
And don’t put those rain boots away quite yet—Monday will see a third, and last storm hitting, with less rain than at the weekend, but moisture nonetheless. [Read more…]