Clouds Moving In for a Week of Rain!

Photo of Laguna Beach taken by author.
Laguna Woods, California
January 18, 2017 9:17pm CST
The clouds have been rolling in all day. We are expecting to have several storms pass through, bringing us several inches of rain. They say 40 percent of California is no longer in a drought and, by next week, most of the rest of the California will be out of drought, too. Isn't that good news? Interestingly, the only day during the next week which is expected to be somewhat dry is Saturday ... the day of the Women's Marches. We need the rain, so I am looking forward to limiting my time outdoors. Hope you are all having pleasant weather, no matter where you are.
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@BelleStarr (39058)
• United States
19 Jan 17
I know it is the most exciting news isn't it that finally, the drought will be over in most of California.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@BelleStarr - It is a real relief to know that the drought will be over ... at least until the next time. By then, perhaps the de-salination plants will be finished, which will ease some of the problems.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25890)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Sunshine all day today and now it is raining.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@Tampa_girl7 - Rain at night is not too bad, as long as you can enjoy sunshine during the day!
@Plethos (10310)
• United States
19 Jan 17
in my part of cali, its predicted to rain thursday, friday , maybe saturday, and sunday.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@Plethos - That sounds like what we are expecting too ... rain on Thursday, Friday, maybe Saturday, definitely Sunday and probably Monday. Maybe even on Tuesday. We should definitely be out of the drought by then.
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@Plethos (10310)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@DeborahDiane - we should be part of the ocean then if it truly rains that much.
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jan 17
@Plethos - Ha Ha! Yes, California may just slide into the ocean over the next few days! I hope not!!
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@sans224 (1833)
19 Jan 17
enjoy the rain. its been 4 months since rain here.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@sans224 - The last few years, there have been times when California went seven or eight months without rain. This month's rain has been a true blessing.
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@sans224 (1833)
20 Jan 17
@DeborahDiane oh ok. flood and drought both are equally disturbing.
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jan 17
@sans224 - Good point! Yes, floods and droughts are equally disturbing.
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• New Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
Enjoy the rain and the pleasant weather
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@amitkokiladitya - Thank you! We really need the rain!
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• New Delhi, India
20 Jan 17
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Funny how different the weather is in different areas.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@FayeHazel - It makes us realize how large our nation is, that the weather can vary so dramatically from place to place.
@much2say (39763)
• United States
19 Jan 17
YES! It will be nice to hear official word that all of CA is out of the drought . . . I just hope it stays this way - we've been waiting a LONG time! It was nice to have a break this week from it . . . it was sunny but still chilly . . . I'm thrilled to be getting this rain again.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@much2say - I agree that it has been far too long since our state had enough water. I am thrilled to get the rain!
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@much2say (39763)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@DeborahDiane Are you in heavy rain right now? The past half hour it has been pouring here . . . can you imagine that - saying "pouring" in Southern California?
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jan 17
@much2say - It was pouring down rain for most of the day, and I had an appointment at my local Kaiser, so I had to get out in it. Yucky ... but at least everything went OK. In fact, it is raining here right now! Hopefully, the rain will be past by the time I attend the Women's March on Saturday morning.
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@just4him (120556)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 17
The fog has lifted, and it's supposed to be dry today, but tomorrow we have another round of rain, sleet, and ice.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@just4him - Rain, sleet and ice sound like a nightmare to me. However, spring is just around the corner!
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@just4him (120556)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan 17
@DeborahDiane I wish it wasn't. I want to experience a good winter first.
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jan 17
@just4him - Maybe by the time it really is spring, you will be ready for it!
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@bagarad (12302)
• Paso Robles, California
31 Jan 17
I loved having all that rain, but the powers that be in San Luis Obispo County still say we are in a drought. We did have a bit of flooding where the fires were.
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• Laguna Woods, California
31 Jan 17
@bagarad - The floods after a week of rain can be the biggest problem. It is hard to believe we have any drought at the moment, but I guess that's true.
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@bagarad (12302)
• Paso Robles, California
1 Feb 17
@DeborahDiane Sometimes I think they just keep telling us there's still a drought so they can keep regulating our water use.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Feb 17
@bagarad - Ha Ha! You could be right. Of course, conserving water is always a good idea. We never know when we could have another shortage!
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@moffittjc (43997)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Jan 17
I'm glad to hear that you are getting some relief from your drought conditions out in California! All that rain is a blessing in disguise. Has there been any mudslides as a result of the rain?
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jan 17
@moffittjc - Yes, there has been some minor mudslides and a large number of trees fell over, causing damage to some homes and cars. So far, however, there has not been any deaths. We are about to start another round of three days of rain, so that could be dangerous since the ground is so saturated. Today, during the Women's March, was the only day of sunshine we have had. It worked out perfectly for us!
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@moffittjc (43997)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Jan 17
@DeborahDiane Wow, that did work out pretty well that you had good weather for the march!
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• Laguna Woods, California
27 Jan 17
@moffittjc - It was perfect the way the day of the March turned out.
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19 Jan 17
I like rainy days.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@TheInvisibleMan - I like rainy days, too, especially if I can stay indoors.
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• United States
22 Jan 17
With milder temperatures we've had rain & only a coating here & the of snow. A big storm is supposed to hit our area over the weekend but who knows.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Jan 17
@Marilynda1225 - We are having a ton of rain right now, too!
@PatZAnthony (12772)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
The photo make me think of some unpleasant Florida storms we have experienced! It rained here (Charlotte area) during the march.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jan 17
@PatZAnthony - I am sorry it rained during the March in Charlotte. Today we were able to march in chilly sunshine. It was the only day this week in which it did not rain, so we were very lucky!
@JohnRoberts (60131)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jan 17
The rain is already falling on Southern California. Today and tomorrow pretty steady then scattered for several days after that.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@JohnRoberts - I heard we are going to have a really heavy rain, and possibly flooding, on Sunday and Monday. Then, our drought should officially be over.
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@JudyEv (126293)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
That will be wonderful if the drought is finally broken.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@JudyEv - Yes, it would be wonderful if the drought is officially broken. My fingers are crossed!
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@Juliaacv (31298)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
I heard that on the news about the much-needed rainfall for your state. That is good news. We are having a very mild winter, our temperatures this week are in the high 40's and low 50's. Its nice, but when you are used to wearing a winter coat at this time of the year, its a bit odd.
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• Laguna Woods, California
20 Jan 17
@Juliaacv - I am sure that it does seem weird to have 50 degree weather in January in Canada! Wow!
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