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I was going to write up the rest of my Santa Barbara trip for you today, but it will have to wait.
You won't believe what's been happening in Orange County during this week of El Nino "epic" storms!
I know many of you will laugh at me for thinking this is a big deal … but it IS a big deal here.
Yesterday we had a torrential downpour at my house. The canyon I live in is right against the mountains. When there's rain, we usually get a lot more than other areas of The OC. The clouds get stuck here – basically, they stay pinned up against the mountains.
The bottom half of my two-level patio was flooded. The drains couldn't begin to keep up with the amount of rain coming down.
The water level rose almost to the point of entering the house. Thank goodness the rain finally slowed down just in time to prevent major problems.
We had buckets of rain, lightening (!), thunder (!), a tornado (!!) in Huntington Beach, and 50-60 mph winds.
This is not even remotely "normal" for Orange County. Yes, we get awe-inspiring Santa Ana winds here but those occur with clear skies.
Oh, I almost forgot – we got SNOW too!
Well … not really. It was hail.
Nevertheless, anything white and cold is a very rare occurrence here.
They're predicting even bigger storms today and the remainder of the week.
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