Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Soltice, originally uploaded by wind_dancer.

Happy Holidays to all. May they treat Big Sur gently!

11:15 pm update – continuous rain, increase in amount. Nepenthe is reporting 1.03 inches thus far. The Big Sur River water flow is steadily increasing. Check the chart. It is closely approaching the “pay attention” stage, particularly for the Grange and Debbie. Neither the CHP nor Cal-Trans are reporting any road problems at this hour, but frankly, I’d be surprised if there weren’t any rocks in the road, and if a slide doesn’t occur sometime before morning, based on the level of rain I can currently hear outside. Remember, what I get up here, eventually makes its way downhill!

BE SAFE!!

9:15 pm update – Nice, gentle rain. No big storm, no downpours, no lightning, hail or other phenomena, just a steady, gentle rain. Let you know the rain total in the am. Wow, Nepenthe automatic weather station is already reporting .67? Amazing. 

3:50 pm update – Boy, did I call that one. It is now raining.

3:30 pm update – The wind picked up a bit about half an hour ago, but has died back down. Temps have dropped slightly. It is currently 46.6. No rain, but it “feels” imminent.

Rain expected today and tomorrow. Half an inch expected in Big Sur today and tonight, and then just a smidgeon tomorrow. (Like that technical term?) Will update as the rain hits the Top ‘o the World.

Also, there may be a white Christmas above 3500 ft., maybe down as low as 2500. The models seem to be uncertain about whether this storm coming in on Christmas from Alaska will be out to sea or on the coast.