9:30 pm – ROAD UPDATE: AS OF 15 MINUTES AGO, A LARGE ROCK IS IN THE NB LANE, JNO BIXBY BRIDGE.
Darn, snow down to 2500 ft, which means my place. Still in town, but home tomorrow, so maybe I’ll be able to see it!
Also, sent an hour ago, Dave Allen’s report on the storm and highway:
4 pm – and it is raining again. More coming, too!
2 pm – I am in town, getting my Jeep smogged. (It passed!) Hydoplaned on Highway One, just south of Castroville, due to flooding about an hour ago, but now there are bright blue skies amid the clouds. This report from Dave Allen:
“The road was ok for my commute this morning. There were still some dangerous rocks on road around Garrapate-Highlands. Mud and moving stuff also at Grey Slip and Pitkins. CALTRANS really pn top of it as usual. HEAVY, HEAVY downpour with front passage around 10:30.
Talked with Keith Harlan around noon, and he got through the slides ok…he said there was a lot of mud around Pitkin’s, but road hanging open.”
As of 2 pm, NOAA discussion had this to say: “THE UPPER LOW WILL SWING THROUGH THE DISTRICT LATE THIS AFTN AND
EVENING ACCOMPANIED BY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME OF THE SHOWERS COULD HAVE BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AS WELL AS SMALL HAIL. THERE COULD BE UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW ON THE BAY AREA PEAKS WITH THE SNOW LEVEL DROPPING TO 2500 FEET AT TIMES. THERE COULD BE A COUPLE OF INCHES ABOVE 3500 FEET…IT WOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE TO SEE SNOW ON THE PEAKS AT SUNRISE. AS THE LOW DROPS TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE DISTRICT SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF RAPIDLY LATER THIS EVENING.
Debbie Reed reports 1 and 1/2 inches by 10:30 this morning at the Grange.
Be safe, everyone, if you must be out and about, particularly on Highway One.
8:30 am – And another one, coming through. Pouring in Monterey, at the moment. More throughout the day.