These people in southern California need to get over their hysteria

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    Jan 24, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    Ok, these people in southern California need to get over their rain crazies! It didnt even drizzle....DIDNT EVEN DRIZZLE....and the people here get hysterical. I was afraid to drive on Saturday cuz I was expecting torrential rain storms to be rolling in off the Pacific Ocean. Rain here is only about a cut above humidity in the East!
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    Jan 24, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    Haha yeah we got that up north as well, "Colossal rain storm coming! This one is gonna be huge!" Aside from one day of off and on rain and some gusty winds its been pretty calm. There is always something raw and dramatic about weather, people get excited.
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    Jan 24, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    Oh this wasn't rain. Even last night wasn't that bad.

    Nothing like those 4pm drenchings we would get in the summer in Broward County. My gosh you could just see those huge dark, storms coming out from the Everglades. They would take about 45 minutes to pass through and would soak to you to the bone if you were outside.

    Afterwards, there would be this amazing steam coming off the hot asphalt pavement.

    A balmy, mosquito infested evening would be next to guaranteed. Buggers would get big enough that if they landed on your poodle it would suck the pup dry...or carry it off.

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    Jan 24, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Actually, the rain isn't what you should be scared of. It's the fuckin dipshits that don't know how to drive when there's a little moisture dropping their windshields. icon_lol.gif

    Weather forecast says mid to upper 70's by the end of the week. So something to look forward to while you're here.
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    Jan 24, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI remember hearing on one of the celebrity news shows that someone (I think Kim K) was leaving LA one weekend because it was going to rain. Living in Vancouver, I was just "WUT?" icon_eek.gif It's rain, people: it's a good thing.



    Well, you know what water has been known to do to some folks.

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    Jan 24, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    Really, one day I had to drive from Santa Cruz to SJC in a moderately heavy rain. It was like the CHP went out and selected 10,000 gibbering idiots, put them into expensive cars and told them to go play bumper cars. I've never seen so many wrecks in a row for no reason at all.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    I like it because in order to get to my office i have to make a u turn. Whenever it rains I turn off the traction control and get it sideways when I make the turn.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    My previous car had traction control. Hated it. Always turned it off. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidOh this wasn't rain. Even last night wasn't that bad.

    Nothing like those 4pm drenchings we would get in the summer in Broward County. My gosh you could just see those huge dark, storms coming out from the Everglades. They would take about 45 minutes to pass through and would soak to you to the bone if you were outside.

    Afterwards, there would be this amazing steam coming off the hot asphalt pavement.

    A balmy, mosquito infested evening would be next to guaranteed. Buggers would get big enough that if they landed on your poodle it would suck the pup dry...or carry it off.

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    Haha! Having grown up in Broward County, I can whole-heartedly attest to this. Also, people here never believe me when I describe sunshowers to them. They don't get the whole humidity idea icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidOh this wasn't rain. Even last night wasn't that bad.

    Nothing like those 4pm drenchings we would get in the summer in Broward County. My gosh you could just see those huge dark, storms coming out from the Everglades. They would take about 45 minutes to pass through and would soak to you to the bone if you were outside.

    Afterwards, there would be this amazing steam coming off the hot asphalt pavement.

    A balmy, mosquito infested evening would be next to guaranteed. Buggers would get big enough that if they landed on your poodle it would suck the pup dry...or carry it off.

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    Haha! Having grown up in Broward County, I can whole-heartedly attest to this. Also, people here never believe me when I describe sunshowers to them. They don't get the whole humidity idea icon_razz.gif
    My kinda weather!
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    yeah, but watch them in an earthquake compared to someone from the east coast
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    the local news channel blows it up because it's "news" to talk about.. we honestly dont mind it... welcome it actually. we just know that traffic is going to be worse cause some people dont know how to drive in the rain.

    turning on the radio to hear the traffic report... they pretty much list every freeway has accident cause of the rain
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    calibro saidyeah, but watch them in an earthquake compared to someone from the east coast

    QFT
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    calibro saidyeah, but watch them in an earthquake compared to someone from the east coast
    I only get out of bed for magnitude 7.0 and above. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    My dogs are the ultimate California rain pussies. If the front stoop is damp I can't get them out the door all day.

    During normal weather, however, if there's a puddle to get into, they'll splash and roll in it until I chase them out.
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    kinda reminds me of how they shut down the airport in Vegas when it trickled down snow.

    it's like they've never seen a shovel before.

    pussies.

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    Jan 24, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    What a clever original insight.
    Yes, the news people play up any slight humidity as the storm of the century.
    Yes, people either drive 5mph on the freeway in the rain or they go 30mph faster than they would under good conditions.
    It's been commented to death. It's now a cliche.

    Hickram saidMy dogs are the ultimate California rain pussies. If the front stoop is damp I can't get them out the door all day.

    During normal weather, however, if there's a puddle to get into, they'll splash and roll in it until I chase them out.

    Mine are the same way. I try to get them to go outside and pee and it's drizzling and they just don't want to go outside.
    And when it's time to go for a walk in the rain they're all happy to go outside, and their tails are wagging.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:53 AM GMT
    Thank god I got out of LA.
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    Jan 24, 2012 8:50 AM GMT
    calibro saidyeah, but watch them in an earthquake compared to someone from the east coast


    Seriously. My roommate from Oregon came skidding out of his room for a little 4 point nothing, wondering where the Red Cross shelters were, all wide-eyed. I hadn't left the couch yet.
  • metta

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    Jan 24, 2012 9:07 AM GMT
    It has always been like that. It will not change. We are a bit spoiled with good weather.

    We do need more rain this year...hopefully it will rain more when people are asleep. icon_smile.gif


    Getting upset over some people being concerned about a little rain is like getting upset over retail stores for putting their Christmas stuff out early. It is silly to get upset about it because it is just going to happen again.

    I would LOVE to see a rain storm like we had in 2004. We had our 100 year flood (no major damage) that year and living next to a creek and river it was an amazing thing to see. The power of nature is just amazing.
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:49 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidThank god I got out of LA.

    Yeah, I see NY weather and news and traffic on the NY channel 7, WABC-TV. Wouldn't trade LA weather or traffic for NY.
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    Jan 24, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    Caslon18453 saidOk, these people in southern California need to get over their rain crazies! It didnt even drizzle....DIDNT EVEN DRIZZLE....and the people here get hysterical. I was afraid to drive on Saturday cuz I was expecting torrential rain storms to be rolling in off the Pacific Ocean. Rain here is only about a cut above humidity in the East!


    Let's talk about hysteria..
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:51 PM GMT

    Actually, driving in the rain in SoCal CAN be quite dangerous...no matter how much rain there is.
    When we have very warm weather, it brings the oil to the surface of the asphalt or whatever the road is paved with. THIS, combined with rain is not that different from driving on ice!!!
    Last Saturday, I drove in from Phoenix and hit a 90 mph sand storm. Traffic slowed to a crawl for over an hour...visibility was about 15 feet.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    You guys should see how Seattle handles snow. icon_lol.gif