This is the late afternoon report from NOAA today. “THE ECMWF STALLS THIS SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN RIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…AND KEEPS THE RAIN GOING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…WITH ANOTHER IMPULSE INCREASING THE RAIN INTENSITY ON TUESDAY. THE NEXT 10 DAYS NEEDS TO BEAR WATCHING AS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAIN…ESPECIALLY IF THE ECMWF VERIFIES (THE GFS IS VERY WET TOO)”
Before I post more Xmas trees this evening or tomorrow (and I’ve got quite a few), I must take a moment to caution everyone to be paying attention to the upcoming storm system. It is not scheduled to hit until Friday, and we know how things can change in five days, but I’ve gotten 3 warnings – 2 from meteorologists – about the storm scheduled to hit Friday, possibly lasting until next Wednesday. An arctic storm is scheduled to meet up with a sub-tropical storm, and when it does, all hell might break loose. Large amounts of rainfall, accompanied by heavy winds are possible. So, it behooves us all to be paying attention this week. I will post more either Wednesday or Thursday, as this storm approaches. There may be sprinkles/light rain showers passing over the Central Coast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.