The wind has picked up tonight, and is gaining in intensity. My generator has run out, and I am about to. While typically, the NOAA forecast discussion is issued twice a day, we have a recent report that I suggest you read. See the links to the right, specifically under Winter Conditions 2008-2009, NOAA forecast discussion. It is incredibly interesting. Here is just a “hint” of what they had to say around 9 pm tonight.
IT NOW APPEARS THAT THERE IS A HIGH LIKELIHOOD THAT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE BURN AREAS OF MONTEREY COUNTY FROM MIDDAY SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT... AND POSSIBLY INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING AS WELL. AS MUCH AS 6 INCHES OF RAIN IS FORECAST TO FALL IN THE SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL RATES AND ACCUMULATIONS OF RAINFALL OVER TIME ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED THE USGS THRESHOLDS FOR PRODUCING MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS. THEREFORE...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE BURN AREAS OF MONTEREY COUNTY (SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND BIG SUR COAST) FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MID-MORNING ON MONDAY.