8:30 pm – I wish you all a Happy Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. For me, this is the celebration of the new year, as the light is returning, and I am a creature of the light. It lifts my soul and makes my spirit fly, and I enjoy welcoming its return. To experience the lunar eclipse tonight would be a joy, but for most of us in California it is not to be. If you happen to see it, think of us, and if you do happen to get a shot of it, could you send it along so we can enjoy it vicariously? Good night, dear readers. I am taking the rest of the night off. Oh, one more note before I go off duty – Highway One between Carmel and Nacemiento-Fergusson Rd. is in great shape, as of an hour ago.
Just before sunset – a tad of brightness in a world that has been gray and damp for almost four days now. Looking forward to clear weather for Thursday and Friday.
4:00 pm – nice and quiet. County Rd. crews worked on N-F Rd today and it is clear, HOWEVER, the bridge on FHL is closed as is the river crossing, so don’t send anyone that way who gets stranded.
2:30 pm – Radio Point is no longer listed as a problem on the CHP website. I noted that CT had a loader there and was working on getting it cleared, and that seems to have happened. This area (as well as many others) could give way again after dark, when CT no longer available, so use care.
1:00 pm – *IMPORTANT NOTICE* Rock/mud slide at Radio Point on the South Coast. No further details.
8:30 am – Rain Totals:
Overnight: .75 inches
24-hours: 3.75 inches
Storm: 7.25 inches
Season to-date: 17.00 inches
Big Sur reports 6.5 inches since the beginning of the storm on Friday. Debbie also reports the power is out in Big Sur Valley.
NOAA report: “BIGGER CONCERN WILL BE TO MONITOR SMALL CREEKS IN CASE POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN DEVELOP…. LOOK FOR MORE RAIN TUESDAY EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING AS A LONGWAVE TROF MOVES ACROSS THE COAST. CNRFC NUMBERS SHOW UP TO 1.5″ FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS WITH GENERALLY UNDER 1/2″ FOR URBAN SPOTS.
PREVIOUS DISCUSSION…STEADY RAIN AND A SLIGHT THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL RETURN TO THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.”