Storm Watch, 12/22/10

6:18 pm – *IMPORTANT* – a rock/mudslide is being reported just south of Grimes on Highway One. UPDATE: at 10 pm, it was no longer being reported by CHP, but that does not necessarily mean it has been cleared. That area should be considered dangerous.

4:00 pm – and finally, the sun is back in some places (not here) as evidenced by this, but minutes after he sent this, Ray let me know it was raining again in Paso:

Rainbow by Ray in Paso Robles

2:30 pm – it has been quiet for a while now, drizzle only, but for a couple hours, there was a steady rain, not deluge, but steady. I got another .4 of an inch. Looks like it is going to stay quiet for a while.

11 am – it is raining AGAIN. I’ve been watching the NEXRAD, and for the last 1/2 hour to an hour, there has been this one very localized spot spinning right over Big Sur. It isn’t moving, except to spin.

For some great storm photos taken yesterday in CA and AZ, go to this link:

7:30 am – Good morning. It is NOT raining for a change. I forgot to record the rain last night at 4:30, but noted it wasn’t much (.25 or less?) so rain totals look like this:

24-hours – 1.1 inches
storm to-date – 8.6 inches
season to-date – 18.35 inches

Big Sur Valley has had 2 inches in the last 48 hours.

Looks like no currently existing road problems on our highway, NEXRAD is showing scattered showers, and NOAA says: “A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE DISTRICT THROUGH THE MORNING AS WELL.” But from Ventura Co. south, storm warnings have issued for snow and thunderstorms.

You can tell from the satellite photo, that the bulk of the storm will miss us, but hit SoCal pretty hard today:

Thanks, Dave.

I am hoping for a quiet day. Be safe, everyone, and we have a break coming, last I heard!