10:00 pm – the rain has begun, again. The winds have picked up, and I will post more storm watch again tomorrow, but for tonight, the gennie is off, and I will be reading “The Loop” about wolves in Montana.
3:30 pm – rains finally quit an hour or two ago. Received 3.25 inches for the storm. Whew. More due in tonight, but don’t think it will be a big. I’ve been wrong before.
12:30 pm – I am having significant internet connection problems today. Currently it is pouring, and we’ve topped 3 inches. Big Sur Valley has received 3/4 of an inch since 7 am.
And from this from the NOAA discussion:
NO WARNINGS ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT...BUT PERSONS NEAR THE BURN AREA SHOULD REMAIN ON ALERT TODAY AS MORE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED AS THE MAIN STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO SPIN OFF THE COAST. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVERNIGHT NEAR AND IN THE BURN HAVE BEEN AS MUCH AS 2 PLUS INCHES OVER THE LAST 12 HRS COMBINED WITH THE POSS OF ANOTHER .5 TO .75 INCHES THIS AFTERNOON COULD MAKE THINGS INTERESTING.
11:30 am – I was able to sneak out between downpours, during a momentary break in the rain, and get the gennie filled, so I have power again. It is again pouring. I am up to 2.75 inches, now, and like I said, it will surely hit 3 inches, maybe by noon. Still no reported road problems in Big Sur, by the CHP, anyway. One of our brigade members reported a significant boulder in the SB lane, 1/4 mile south of Deetjen’s.
10:00 am – no let up in the rain. We’ll be up to 3 inches by noon, no problem, if this keeps up. Plaskett ought to be a bloody mess today!
9:30 am – already up to 2.5 inches.
9:00 am – report from Big Sur Valley is that they received 1.75 inches, creeks and streams all flowing well, although expecting them to rise, as the rain makes its way into them from the back country. Road from town to the valley is clear. KION is reporting a flood and debris flow advisory, but we know we have to remain on our toes this week, as the rain accumulates, and we reach saturation. Be safe all.
7:00 am – rain total overnight, 2.10 inches, and it continues to rain. Nepenthe reports .91 inches since midnight, when it refreshes. CHP reports no road problems in Big Sur, and the rain continues to drop significant amounts, in fact, I will have increased to 2.25 inches in just a few minutes. The wind last night never really materialized, at least up here.