4:30 pm - drizzle on and off all afternoon, for a total of .40 inches of precipitation for this storm. On the rain maps, I see that rain totals for the last 24 hours in the northern mountains were higher, mostly from today's rains. But down here, everything has been quite gentle, thankfully! And after tonight, we have 10 days of clear weather, with above normal temperatures predicted for this weekend. Sounds good to me!! My single tomato plant is STILL pumping. Yum. Noon - one friend reports it is pouring rain in town (Carmel), but nothing here, yet, although forecasts are for .40 inches throughout the day. 8:00 am - no measurable rain last night, at least measurable by MY rain gauge. May have been .01 or something, but my gauge not that fine. Both Mining Ridge and Twin Peaks, the two closest automatic gauges near me, are reporting .31 inches each. I am probably the same. Another .40 inches is expected today, up through 10 pm tonight, when it shows the rain clearing. .DISCUSSION...AS OF 2:50 AM WEDNESDAY...THE CLOSED UPPER LOW IS PROGRESSING EASTWARD AND IS NOW LOCATED ABOUT 200 MILES WEST OF LOS ANGELES. RADAR IMAGERY CONTINUES TO SHOW SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS NORTHERN MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES INTO SANTA CRUZ AND SANTA CLARA COUNTIES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS OUR CWA HAVE BEEN MEAGER WITH THE HIGHEST 24 HOUR TOTALS ONLY 0.20 INCHES AT THREE PEAKS AS WELL AS ANDERSON PEAK...BOTH IN THE SANTA LUCIA RANGE IN MONTEREY COUNTY. AS EXPECTED...THE BRUNT OF THE PRECIPITATION HAS FALLEN ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE A NUMBER OF FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THE PAST 18 HOURS. ACROSS OUR DISTRICT...SHOWER ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY THEN TAPER OFF TONIGHT AS THE UPPER LOW CENTER FINALLY MOVES OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THEN TRACKS EASTWARD INTO ARIZONA. QPF FOR TODAY A QUARTER INCH OR LESS. AFTER THIS LOW DEPARTS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT IS FORECAST TO REBUILD ALONG THE WEST COAST FOR DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. IN FACT... MEDIUM RANGE MODELS KEEP THE RIDGE IN PLACE THROUGH 240 HOURS.