Precipitation Watch, 11/26

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.

One thought on “Precipitation Watch, 11/26

  1. Yes it finally downpoured here too. Carmel is just a 1 mile as the crow flies from us. I’ve been worried about Big Sur, but heard Santa Barbara has taken a pounding and there have been slides already. I’ve not seen that verified on the news yet.

    Kate I want to wish you and yours a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow. }}}HUG{{{

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