Storm Watch 4/11/10

10:45 pm – it is absolutely POURING down rain at the moment, and has been for at least 15 minutes. And with that, I am taking this tired, cold body to bed with a book. Good night all.

7:30 pm – the wind died down around 3:30 this afternoon, thank goodness. They were pretty knarly. I estimate gusts up around 100 mph, as the rain was horizontal during gusts. I received 2 inches for the storm, bringing the season total to 61.75 inches for the season. Respectable, but no where close to a record.

2:30 pm – heavy hail, heavy winds. Have received 1 inch, thus far. Rocking and rolling up here. The traffic hazard at Palo Colorado and Garrapata is a wire down, and PG&E is on their way.

1:20 pm – unknown traffic hazard at Palo Colorado and Garrapata
CHP reports:
Incident: 0345 Type: Traffic Hazard Location: PALO COLORADO AT GARRAPATOS info as of: 4/11/2010 1:17:30 PM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
1:05PM NOW FIRE AND SO ENRT
RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS
1:10PM CHP Unit Enroute

12:30 pm – rain picking up, and winds are gusting pretty high. Going outside is a bit dicey. Rain is almost but not quite, horizontal. Glad I filled up the gennie when I did! Of course, that didn’t prevent the wind from knocking over the shed AND the generator! Can’t run when it’s laying on its side!

10:00 am – High, gusty winds this morning, only 1/4 of an inch of rain, thus far. Winds woke me up at 4 am. NB lane, JSO of Ventana has a branch down, closed the one lane, and directing traffic, alternating SB/NB through the SB lane.
9:49AM DIVERTING TRFC ONE LANE AT A TIME
9:49AM NB LANE SHUT DOWN
9:48AM 1039 VERN SWEENEY W/CT – ENRT – ETA 15-20
9:46AM IF BRANCH SNAPS IT WILL BE 1125
9:43AM 1039 FIRE
9:42AM BRANCH HANGING/ NEG 1125
9:42AM REQ START FIRE
9:32AM REQ CT OR FIRE TO CUT DOWN TREE
9:16AM TREE BRANCH DOWN, HALFWAY INTO NB LANE

The rain prediction map for Monday has increased precipitation amounts by almost double. We’ll be riding this one out for two days, it looks like.

2 thoughts on “Storm Watch 4/11/10

  1. Alarm on my weather radio has gone off four times between 6pm and now (11pm) for severe t-storms and waterspout tornadoes off both the San Francisco and Carmel coast. Just finished a marathon drive from Idaho in some really serious conditions…heavy rain and wind.

  2. Hang In There ,Kate ,,, no body said it would be easy ,,, your postings are a treat , that we all thank you for ,,, those of us who know what some of your suffereings are like ,,, a voice from the wilderness , is what , I hear from you !

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