9:45 pm = raining again, or still, not sure as I’ve had to deal with some family issues. Life likes to throw more than one fruit in one’s basket, no?
6:45 pm – Rain pretty much continuous for the past 40 minutes, although what I would consider “normal” not too heavy, and not light. Let’s hope this is the last of it until the weekend. We need a drying out period.
6:05 pm – another cloud burst with lots of rain. Sorry, I got side-tracked and forgot to check my rain gauge before dark. I’ve had a lot on my plate with personal matters for the last few days.
5:00 pm – WOW, our temporary blockage here in Big Sur made the news in Santa Maria tonight.
3:30 pm – one of those “scattered showers” NOAA predicted for this afternoon, just scattered over me. Hope you are all staying dry and warm. Cuddling up by the fire, if you have one, or under a comforter, if you don’t, with at least one dog next to you, and a book in your lap. That’s the way to spend the rest of the afternoon, if you can.
And from the latest NOAA forecast discussion. It looks like we will be getting a break for a few days. Whew!:
.DISCUSSION...AS OF 2:45 PM PST TUESDAY...SCATTERED SHOWERS THROUGH THE EVENING THEN MOSTLY DRY THROUGH FRIDAY. NEXT STORM ON TAP FOR THE WEEKEND.
2:30 pm – had some amazing hail, earlier. The ex came up and said Plaskett still open. No downed trees. Still hail on the ground. Will give the rain total for the day at the end of the day. Apparently, I forgot to record this morning’s hail on the blog. I will check my calendar records. Also, Big Sur River flow rate back up to 1060. That’s an increase from earlier.
12:12 pm – had some pea size hail. Neighbor informs me we had 145 mph winds up here this weekend. Probably when everything was going sidewise.
11:30 just received from MAF: “Just an update from Steve Dean from USFS; North Coast Ridge Road is closed due to debris flow and there is something going on at Sycamore Canyon. Steve is going to check on the Sycamore Canyon road but hasn’t come back yet. If I hear anything I’ll let you know.”
10:45 am – Highway One open, and has been CHP forgot to update their site. Also received an email regarding Partington Canyon. It stated in part that the canyon flashed at least 8-10 ft. above creek bottom over the weekend.
10:15 am – no indication on the CHP website that the road is open, yet.
9:56 am – MAJOR hail storm. The ground is covered with white. I sometimes cannot get an entry up for some minutes after I first start trying on wordpress. Too much traffic? But the times I put up are when I first start trying to post.
9:38 am – Cal-Trans expects to have road open in 1/2 hour.
9:15 am – advisory (downgraded from warning) re flooding in effect until 10:15 am.
8:30 am – first hand report on slide:
Hi Kate, all is well here in the valley. The news is saying Sycamore Canyon slide, but really is at Fernwood, just south. Clearing out, our guys south of there made it to here no problem earlier. I had 8 10ths of an inch this a.m. Lots of Thunder. Molly got in bed with me, Billy pooped. Creeks and River staying in their banks. Looking forward to a little drying out and opening windows. Talk to you later.
8:00 am – SERIOUS THUNDERSTORM. Also, a friend from town sent me this at 6:00 am (I was still asleep) The Warning should have expired by now – expired at 6:45, but please be alert!! Also, other slides mentioned on the CHP site, but cleared before I woke were at Salmon Creek, JNO of Pheiffer (? JPB?) and Sycamore Canyon. Several of these slid yesterday:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS FOR… MONTEREY COUNTY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BIG SUR VILLAGE…
* UNTIL 645 AM PST
* AT 603 AM PST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN JUST OFF THE BIG SUR COAST.
MUD SLIDES AND ROCK SLIDES CAN POTENTIALLY TRAP AND KILL PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THEIR PATH.
7:30 am – hail woke me at 3:30 am. Currently have .6 of an inch, and it continues to rain. Mudslide at Sycamore Canyon at 6:06 am this morning. Currently both lanes closed, while Cal-Trans works on it. Will be closed about 15 mins. and then 2-3 more times while it is cleared.