Highway One is closed, not surprisingly

The highway closed at about 9:30 PM, Friday, January 23. The
closures are at Mile Marker 12 in the south and at Mile Marker 43 to the
north. 

MM 12 would be 1 and 1/2 miles south of Plaskett Creek Campground, but I’m guessing it is a the Cal-Trans yard at Willow Springs. (Regardless of what CHP says about where the closure is, and they say Willow Creek Day Use), my experience is that the closure sign lives at Cal-Trans, and they don’t move it at night. MM 43 is at Deetjen’s.

Below is the info from the CHP website, but the area between the Hermitage and Limekiln looks completely shut down tonight.

This is what chp reports:

9:40PM PER CAMBRIA TOW,ROCK SLIDES COMPLETELEY 1125 NB LNS AT RADIO ROCK (Ed. note: We call this Radio Point)
9:17PM SEV SML SLIDES AT MM 9,COMPLETELY 1125 NB LNS (Ed. note: MM 9 is 1 mile south of Gorda, probably the Duck Pond)
9:03PM MM22//BURN AREA,MANY ROCKS ALL ACROSS RD (Ed. Note: This is just south of the Hermitage)
9:03PM 2036 HRS:MM 21 NB LNS COMPLETELY BLOCKED,ROCKS STILL FALLING (Ed. Note: This is Limekiln)
9:01PM MM 30,ROCKS CURRENTLY FALLING,LNS STILL OPEN (Ed. note: This is 2 miles north of Big Creek.)
9:01PM 2009 HRS:22 LAYED OUT FLARES ON NB SIDE THAT IS COMPLETELY 1125
8:55PM SB LN IS PASSABLE
8:55PM 2008 HRS:MM 35 NB LNS ARE BLOCKED DUE TO ROCK SLIDE
8:52PM 1039 SLO TO ADVS
8:49PM 1039 RICH JOHNSON – WILL SHUT DOWN ON SOUTH END AT WILLOW CREEK VISTA POINT
8:42PM 1039 ENTAC
8:38PM PER S2 VIA LL – REQ CT RESP TO SHUT DOWN RDWY, S2 WILL ADV 27-C
8:36PM PER S2 VIA LL – TRY TO KEEP SR1 OPEN AS LONG AS POSSIBLE // REQ 22 PUT CONES OUT WHERE THERE ARE ROCKS IN RDWY
8:26PM 1949 HRS: TORI CYN BRIDGE,MINOR ROCK SLIDE
8:26PM LRG ROCK 2FT IN DIAM PRTL 1125/ROOM TO GET AROUND

Friday night rain totals

Today, we got just over an inch, added to the 1 1/4 we had previously during this storm, to bring the storm totals to 2.25″ (and it is still going strong.) The total for this season is: 14″. I cannot locate all of my 15 years of calendars, but I found a few and these were the season totals on January 23 from a few prior years.

2005 – 43.0 inches, total for the entire season, last rain 6/16 – 75.25 inches:

2006 – 25.1 inches, total for the entire season, last rain 5/14 – 56.23 inches:

2007 – 9.5 inches, total for the entire season, last rain 5/4 – 20.85 inches;

2008 – 23.75 inches (can this be right?) last rain 2/24, total 44.5 inches.

When I find the prior 10 years, I will post them, also.

Friday morning rain totals

Storm must have moved north-to-south. Carmel reported 2 inches overnight. Big Sur Valley reported 3/4 of an inch, and I am reporting 1/2 inch. More rain through out the day and tonight. Will update rain totals tonight, just before dark, and give the season totals to-date, also.

Just caught something regarding the possibility of snow down to 3000′ on Sunday. That would be moi. Hmmm…