7:00 pm – the rain continues. I would be very surprised if there are no problems on the road tonight, given what I am experiencing up here. If anyone has any reports, please advise. Otherwise, BE CAREFUL!!
5:00 pm – .75 today, 16.15 for the season. Excuse me while I enjoy my stiff drink. Be safe out there tonight, as I would imagine Highway One may create some problems for the motoring public.
4:30 pm – the rain has continued almost constantly since noon and it is getting on my nerves. The state just told me I will NOT get paid anytime soon. I’m going to have a stiff drink, and then I’ll put up the rain totals within the hour.
2:00 pm – it has rained CONSTANTLY for the last 2 hours, although it appears to be letting up. Big Sur Valley reports little rain. A small mudslide on one of the access roads in the State Park is also reported.
Noon report – after no significant rain for the last 3 hours (about .15), rain is picking up again. Will bring the day’s rain totals and season totals up-to-date this evening, just before dark. CHP still reports NO road problems in Big Sur. That presumably means no closures, but I am sure CT is constantly plowing until dark to keep the road clear, UNLESS they are on mandatory furlough, like other state employees.
8:00 am – significant rain has been falling the last 1/2 hour. Will check in around noon or so with additional rain totals.
Both CHP and CT are reporting NO road problems in the Big Sur area.
7:30 am – I received .5 inches last night, and it continues to rain. Snow expected Sunday to Monday should only be a light dusting, at this point.
From this morning’s NOAA forecast discussion:
HEAVIER RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FARTHER TO THE SOUTH WHERE CLOSE TO 2 INCHES MAY ACCUMULATE IN THE SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS OF MONTEREY COUNTY