11:00 pm – we ended the day up here with slightly over 3 and 1/2 inches for the storm. (3.6″) Had a combination of rain, sleet, hail, at times – I didn’t really notice it, but at one point I had to go outside, and saw all the hail lining the bench on my deck. The rest of the work week is supposed to be clear. Gosh, I hope so.
12:30 am – again with the pouring rain. There are short breaks, a bit of drizzle, and then the pounding starts again. The good news is, none of those gusts up to 100 mph! I don’t know how Highway One is staying open. I’m sure there are small slides in several places that Cal-Trans is staying on top of, but I’ve had no reports of any major slides, thus far.
10:30 am – it is again pouring rain. I’ll take a look at the usual sources for information about when this will let up. Another unknown traffic hazard at Garrapata & Palo Colorado Rds reported on CHP a few moments ago. NOAA discussion has this to say:
“…SHOWERS SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TODAY. WHAT WILL BE WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON IS IF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS OCCUR LATER THIS MORNING WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR MORE HEATING AND THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONGER STORMS THIS AFTERNOON. THERE ARE PLENTY OF CLOUDS STILL OFF TO THE WEST…SO THIS SCENARIO IS FAR FROM A CERTAIN BET.”
9:30 am – Got another inch last night, for a total of 3 for the storm, and 62.75 for the season. Currently, it is raining and slushing. Very cold.
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It’s staying open due to plenty of CALTRANS magic. This morning there were several slides that X’ed out the southbound lane, but they were all cleared by the afternoon. The slip-out at Lucia is a muddy mess, and on its last leg. Take that one ssssslllllooooowwww!