Without being an alarmist, and in the spirit of preparedness, I offer you the following insights. I received a notice issued by a Southern California Emergency Response group from one of my readers. It is predicting unprecedented events over the next few weeks. I have posted the NWS language below the satellite shots, but the bottom line is, BE PREPARED, BIG SUR!!
Here are a couple of today’s satellite images:
And from the NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTERS in Maryland:
“ALONG THE WEST COAST THERE ARE AT LEAST 3 TO 4 SURGES COMING INTO THE WEST COAST IN THE FAST PAC FLOW THIS PERIOD EACH WITH ROUNDS OF HVY PCPN. AT THIS TIME THERE IS REASONABLE AGREEMENT ON THE SHORTWAVES EMBEDDED IN THE FLOW TO COME IN AROUND SAT-SUN..MON..TUES AND ANOTHER THURS-FRI WITH MORE TO FOLLOW. MONDAYS SURGE HITS THE ENTIRE COAST FROM VANCOUVER SOUTH TO PT CONCEPTION BUT THEN AS THE HTS FALL AND THE JET CORE SHIFTS SWD THE TARGET AREA WILL BE MORE INTO CENTRAL CA AND SRN CA TUES ONWARD. QPF TOTALS FROM MODEL GUIDANCE ARE VERY HIGH WITH AN OVERALL RANGE OF 7-12 LIQUID INCHES DURING THIS FORECAST PERIOD OVER COASTAL REGIONS/SIERRA AND ESPECIALLY SOCAL. SOME LOCAL FAVORED TERRAIN AREAS WILL MOST LIKELY APPROACH 20 INCH LIQUID
AMOUNTS. VERY HVY SNOWS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AND A FLOODING MUDSLIDE PROBLEMS APPEAR LIKELY.”