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Conditions In San Diego

Post by Nature Nate » January 9th, 2014, 1:55 pm

This is how I feel every time I go out during the past few trips. I think I'll stop wasting my time before the next rain comes.

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by SurfinHerp » January 9th, 2014, 5:10 pm

Too damn dry is right!


It's not only dry in So. Cal. though. I've read a number of recent complaints about the lack of rain in Nor. Cal. too.

I was in the Seattle area last week where it was also somewhat dry. It rained a little bit while I was there at least. Not more than 0.5" in total. It was dry under some of the logs I lifted, but thankfully not all of them.

Seems like the whole West Coast is having a drought year so far. Maybe that just means it will be extra wet in February and March??

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by Owen » January 9th, 2014, 5:15 pm

We got .02" this morning and .01" yesterday morning up here. Woooo hoo!!!

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by Fundad » January 9th, 2014, 7:59 pm

There is NO rain in the forecast in the NEXT MONTH for LA.. :(

It's not worth going out, IMO.. So much for my boa mapping project this year.

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by mattg » January 9th, 2014, 9:07 pm

I flipped a helleri the other day ! LOL :thumb:

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Post by Fundad » January 9th, 2014, 9:15 pm

Helleri are dumb, they don't count. :lol:

I should have said for ME it's not worth the effort, time, and money to go out much.

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Post by hellihooks » January 10th, 2014, 6:55 am

I'm thinking of starting a rain dance thread... where we all do our best rain dances, and post vids of us doing them.
As our leader Fundad... you should start us off... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hey... if nothing else, we have something to laugh about, in these tough conditions... :D jim

Edit... we could make it a contest... then Hubbs will post like 40 dances... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Fundad » January 10th, 2014, 7:26 am

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Post by hellihooks » January 10th, 2014, 8:11 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by mattg » January 10th, 2014, 10:17 am

Fundad wrote:Helleri are dumb, they don't count. :lol:

I should have said for ME it's not worth the effort, time, and money to go out much.

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Well I was looking for manders so I wasn't expecting it he was under a 4x8 on a north facing slope under a oak tree , go figure. But I did get my target black bellys , some gators and a skink, soooo not to shabby considering the dry conditions. However I have never put so much time and effort into finding slender salamanders!! :(

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by RobertH » January 10th, 2014, 8:30 pm

Excerpt from the "Discussion of the Seasonal Drought Outlook published by the NWS":

"From central and southern sections of the Rockies westward through most of the Intermountain West and the West Coast, light to moderate precipitation is forecast for the first 7 days of the period, followed by enhanced chances for below-normal precipitation during the ensuing week. For January, below-normal precipitation is favored from central and southern California southeastward into northeastern Arizona while surplus precipitation is more likely from central Idaho to the north and east, with neither extreme favored elsewhere. As a whole, the outlook for the first three months of the year has enhanced chances for deficient precipitation from New Mexico and western Colorado westward through the southern half of Nevada and the central and southern sections of California. " (Emphasis added)

See http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/e ... ssion.html

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Post by Fundad » January 10th, 2014, 9:32 pm

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Post by Fieldnotes » January 12th, 2014, 2:46 pm

Great rundown of the current weather conditions, thanks for posting that :thumb:

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Post by Brian Hubbs » January 12th, 2014, 3:10 pm

Well, that just perked me up immensely. I mean, who couldn't get into better spirits by looking at all those pretty colors. Wow!

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Post by hellihooks » January 12th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Time for more funky dancing, methinks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61cY1ILv ... edded#t=51

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by gopher » January 14th, 2014, 1:44 am

Found me a black belly! And it only took me 9 miles of walking! :P
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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by mattg » January 14th, 2014, 9:31 pm

gopher wrote:Found me a black belly! And it only took me 9 miles of walking! :P
nice find greg! :thumb:

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Post by Fieldnotes » January 15th, 2014, 3:54 pm

Perhaps the lack of rain is a blessing. With the Pacific full of radiation from Fukushima acid rain could wipe out amphibians. Regarding the leak, it has been said that even people must condition themselves to stay out of the rain. Bummer, cause i love being in the rain chasing down salamanders.

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Post by gopher » January 15th, 2014, 10:22 pm

mattg wrote: nice find greg! :thumb:
Thanks! If I did not find that salie I would have been one angry guy because I had over 5 miles to reach my car :P
Out of all the herps that I have bled, exhausted myself and cursed over, it has to be those slender salamanders.

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Post by Owen » January 18th, 2014, 11:54 am

As bad as you guys are down there, central CA (Diablo Mtns to Tejon Hills/Tehachapi Mtns) is still worse.

Who can we call?

Who can save us now?

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Post by hellihooks » January 18th, 2014, 1:18 pm

I'll see if my belly dancers can learn a rain dance, or two...
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:D jim

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by gopher » January 29th, 2014, 11:26 pm

This has been my raindance for the past few days...it could be my fault that we have no rain :crazyeyes:
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Lack of rain aside I still went out looking for salies today and I found these.
2x Black bellied
1x California newt
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Post by Fundad » January 30th, 2014, 6:54 am

I have cabin fever, and I am truly bummed about what is happening... This year combined with last year equals sadness.

:(

The water rationing is here already, that normally doesn't happen until the summer.

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by mattg » January 30th, 2014, 8:10 am

Looks like there is rain headed our way , big system over central valley/ sierras right now!

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Post by Fundad » January 30th, 2014, 8:49 am

Looks like there is rain headed our way , big system over central valley/ sierras right now!
We should see less than .2 inches, NOT enough. It will be soaked up and irrelevant. (Heck less than 30% chance of even that happening).....

Not enough to get grass going, not enough for the herps to get a drink, not enough to fill vernal pools, not enough to create good snow pack, etc etc...

Just another disappointment and not enough to get me the least bit excited.

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by Owen » January 30th, 2014, 9:26 am

We got about a quarter inch here in San Jose between 12:00AM and 6:00AM... we're now 20% normal season to date :cry: Blue sky is starting to poke through and the next rain probably won't be here until Sunday unless we get a Friday drizzle.

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Post by hellihooks » January 30th, 2014, 2:11 pm

Often when I think I'm having a Brainstorm...it turns out to be just a light drizzle... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: jim

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Post by gopher » January 31st, 2014, 12:47 am

well it is enough rain to get me going tomorrow. I'll see what turns up :beer:

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Post by mattg » January 31st, 2014, 11:37 am

gopher wrote:well it is enough rain to get me going tomorrow. I'll see what turns up :beer:
Same here :beer: :thumb:

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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by gopher » January 31st, 2014, 5:46 pm

mattg wrote: Same here :beer: :thumb:
Hope it went well with your outing!
Mine search was not so fruitful. Found the 5 deer (did not care), same slender salie that I found earlier...and a few glances 8-)
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Re: Conditions In San Diego

Post by Owen » January 31st, 2014, 6:16 pm

Sucks here too. I saw more Golden Eagles (3) than herps (2 Batrachoseps) in my 1.8 mile walk this morning.

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Post by mattg » January 31st, 2014, 10:21 pm

no herps today I tried a new spot, however there was tons of poison oak and about 2 dozen ticks found me!! :o :crazyeyes:

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Post by gopher » January 31st, 2014, 10:37 pm

looks like we all had some tough luck today :(
Still Owen you found two Batrachoseps! very jealous!

As for Matt...no no no no
I really hope I do not find your new spot anytime soon. Was in in the gabes or bernadinos?
Honestly rolling on poison oak seems much more enjoyable than just one tick. I freaked out when I found 3 on me (after playing dead to attract turkey vultures). 2 dozen is a nightmare :|

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Post by mattg » February 1st, 2014, 10:52 am

gopher wrote:looks like we all had some tough luck today :(
Still Owen you found two Batrachoseps! very jealous!

As for Matt...no no no no
I really hope I do not find your new spot anytime soon. Was in in the gabes or bernadinos?
Honestly rolling on poison oak seems much more enjoyable than just one tick. I freaked out when I found 3 on me (after playing dead to attract turkey vultures). 2 dozen is a nightmare :|
yeah ticks suck , I was fully covered though so those little boogers didn't stand a chance, and I was in the santa anas

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Post by MarcLinsalata » February 1st, 2014, 11:35 am

:lol: You guys should all be ashamed of yourselves!! For all of your guys talk about 'LECHs", during 90% of our trips we deal with chiggers (by the hundreds), greenhead flies, ticks and mosquitos as well not to mention poison oak and thorns. 24 ticks is standard........... :crazyeyes: :crazyeyes:

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Post by gopher » February 1st, 2014, 1:24 pm

MarcLinsalata wrote::lol: You guys should all be ashamed of yourselves!! For all of your guys talk about 'LECHs", during 90% of our trips we deal with chiggers (by the hundreds), greenhead flies, ticks and mosquitos as well not to mention poison oak and thorns. 24 ticks is standard........... :crazyeyes: :crazyeyes:
You don't see me complain about poison oak and thorns because the later make for cool "battle scars", while poison oak does not drink my blood :lol:

As for the flies they give me much more problems than ticks but they have the less "now I have a disease" factor. My left arm literally has a few constellations because of all the fly bite scars I have :crazyeyes:

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Post by SurfinHerp » February 1st, 2014, 5:38 pm

It's still really dry around here, but at least I saw some small lizards down at the coast today with Nate, John, and Sean...

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Post by hellihooks » February 2nd, 2014, 6:53 am

I planted 52 birds (chucker, quail, pheasant) in the field, for hunters, and then clean/dressed them all... didn't see so much as a side blotch :( :D jim

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