Storm Watch, 3/1

10:30 pm – the winds never materialized to the degree expected, but the rain picked up. Totals in the morning.

9:00 pm – yup, an hour from Carmel. Not too bad, yet, but definitely gusting. Goin’ to be rockin’ and rollin’ tonight, boys and girls! Wind in town must be bad, as a tree has fallen blocking one and 1/2 lanes of the WB 68 off ramp from SB 1. So buckle up. The ride is about to begin!

8:15 pm – I got reports of strong winds in San Jose around 5:30 pm, and another report of winds around 40 knots in Carmel at 8:00 pm. I have no way of verifying the speeds or the times of the wind, only of the reports, but with two reports, I am guessing the winds will make it here in another hour or so, at least that is the usual timeframe from Carmel. I’ll let everyone know, but it will hit the Nepenthe weather station before it hits me. Nepenthe reported 24 mph at 8:00 pm. Not bad, by my standards.

5:30 pm – nothing too spectacular for this storm. Perhaps 1/2 inch tonight through tomorrow. The problem is going to be the building of the saturation point for the soil, as the series of storms proceeds throughout the week. Snow levels may come down later in the week, as I’ve posted earlier. Will keep abreast of changes in conditions all week long.

4:30 pm – rain started about an hour ago. Not heavy, just steady for the last hour.

10:30 – sprinkles short lived, clouds scattered, even have some sunshine on and off. Will check back in tonight, or when the rains start in earnest. Otherwise, have a great Sunday.

8:00 am – sprinkling. Not heavy, just sprinkles.

7:00 am – Nothing, yet, either in Monterey (per pendoodles) or down here. But will report when the rains begin.