I'm a weather enthusiast from Simi Valley, CA. I am NWS Skywarn-trained and I also run my own weather information site for the Simi Valley area.
By: GrantKMiles, 11:26 PM GMT on June 05, 2014
Well hello out there in Wunderland. It's been a bit since I last surfaced here on Wunderground, and the inauguration of my new station & website seems about as good a reason as any to check in and share whats been going on lately.
Over the past 6 months, I've moved out from Studio City to my new home in Simi Valley. Things just got way too complicated with the landlord and so I I decided I didn't want one anymore. I wound up purchasing my first home he...
By: GrantKMiles, 9:11 AM GMT on January 07, 2011
Can't sleep tonight and I suddenly remembered today that I had started a Wunderblog here. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! I trust you all had a pretty good holiday! We had a little bit of rain here and there but nothing too extreme.What we did see was super-low snow levels this past weekend. What a treat for Santa Clarita! Even Oat Mountain above my church was snow-capped for a brief time. Well all that has ended and tonight we're seeing a cut-...
By: GrantKMiles, 12:44 AM GMT on December 23, 2010
Yup! The rains came, and boy did they come. We saw rain rates surpassing 1.5" per hour at one point today. There are several Flash Flood Warnings in effect. Heavy rain... wind... thunder & lightning... and then this: That makes the whole day worth it.
By: GrantKMiles, 8:13 PM GMT on December 22, 2010
A quiet morning thus far... deceptively quiet. The funny thing about the stronger thunderstorms is that it needs to get better in order to get worse. The bigger storms don't pop off without some heating from the sun breaking through the clouds. Seeing a few of those breaks now, and we'll wait and see what happens this afternoon. Elsewhere, there's a lot of bad news coming out of the burn areas and rural areas. Several neighborhoods have been inundated by mud & ...
By: GrantKMiles, 8:55 AM GMT on December 22, 2010
Haha... my Davis Vantage Vue weather station is alerting me to the Ursids meteor shower currently taking place. That's funny. Two celestial events missed due to OVC in as many days. Again I say, oh well. The National Weather Service is starting to use terms like "severe thunderstorms," "large hail," and "tornados" to describe the weather we can expect here in the morning. Ha. Southern Californians have no idea what a severe thunderstorm is until they visit the...