Look, I enjoy seeing a little rain in the desert from time to time, but this storm is getting pretty nuts for our little town that isn’t really built to handle this much precipitation all at once.
That photo of a waterfall up there, that was sent in from a reader from above Araby. They also sent in this one of the wash – which they tell us is so full and moving so fast that you can hear it constantly roar.
And you better buckle up, because the forecast is not calling for the rain to stop anytime soon.
Meanwhile, this is also going on:
— jay calderon (@jaymcalderon) February 14, 2019
As is this:
— John Baccelli (@JohnBaccelli) February 14, 2019
Palm Springs has already cancelled VillageFest and the Tram even closed.
Please note: THE TRAMWAY IS CLOSED TODAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER . Please check our Facebook page and website for reopening information.
— Palm Springs Tramway (@PSTramway) February 14, 2019
And with much, much more rain on the way, things are only going to get crazier out there.
Here are a few more updates as of 2:30 pm:
— Mike Everett Weather (@WxMikeEverett) February 14, 2019
Breaking: Crews have an inflatable boat ready and are attempting to rescue a man who is trapped between two palm trees at Mesquite Country Club in Palm Springs. https://t.co/NhGuRo45wB pic.twitter.com/nKa9MBp7CP
— The Desert Sun (@MyDesert) February 14, 2019
Update: SR-243, there are two closures in place. Hurley Flats to I-10, and at Saunders Meadow. pic.twitter.com/LUHRxHYwM2
— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) February 14, 2019
Little Arctic Circle in Big Bear Lake is closed from Boulder Bay Park to Big Bear Dam due to Highway 18 washing away with a flooded waterfall. pic.twitter.com/LIgliLb9rw
— Big Bear Sheriff (@BigBearSheriff) February 14, 2019
Swift water rescue successfully completed in DHS on 15th Ave and Little Morongo Road. Officials on scene say two adults and a 14 year-old were rescued from rushing water after their car got stuck. pic.twitter.com/rmzpv2MhX8
— KESQ News Channel 3 (@KESQ) February 14, 2019
COMMUNITY ALERT: Palm Springs Fire Dept Advises Residents to Shelter in Place During Today's Storm Event; Stay Off Roadways.
— PS Firefighters (@PS_Firefighters) February 14, 2019
— John White KESQ (@JohnWhiteKESQ) February 14, 2019
3:45 pm Update:
— Brooke Beare (@BrookeBeareNews) February 14, 2019
— NBC Palm Springs (@NBCPalmSprings) February 14, 2019
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While in my attempts to take the less flooded/crowded way home, I was stopped at a flooded exit. Such a beautiful scene as people stopped to see Mother Nature at work. I marveled at the scene and took pictures of strangers while getting soaked as my limbs became frozen. Best adventures always happen taking the back roads. P.S. shout out to the random women who took my happy photos 🥰 Happy Vday to All!
Seriously, stay safe out there.