December 05, 2015
The first wave of low pressure that rolled onshore Thursday did produce some high wind. Frame below shows 36 hours of observations from a high wind location along with full disk satellite image of system pushing on shore.
Below an attempt to show location of Squaw Peak along the California Oregon border and further illustrate it is a real observation point accessible through NWS websites. The observation below does have a time of 3:39EST. To match the wind speed and gusts to the observations above, look at the 12:39PST observation.
Now the Second storm in the series is about to roar ashore
As forecast, the jet stream across the Pacific has narrowed into a more concentrated flow directed right at the West Coast.
So the El Niño Winter has begun. The current storm track is way too far north to have much impact on Southern California at the moment. But with the recent November SST (sea surface temperatures) record in the 3.4 Niño region. Impact on Los Angeles and San Diego can only be considered imminent.
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