Storm Conditions

The entire state, in effect, is under storm watch for today and tomorrow. Flash flood warnings are going out for many areas here in SoCal.

My SLO forecaster had this to say: ” A cold front stalled over Big Sur last night and produced heavy amounts of rainfall north of Cambria.

Three Peaks in Bug Sur recorded 5.94 inches of rain over the last 24 hours. Rocky Butte near San Simon reported 3.78 inches. Cambria has recorded 1.93 inches. …

Periods of moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds will continue through tonight, turning to scattered rain showers (at times heavy) on Saturday as a cold upper-level trough moves over the Central Coast.

Rainfall totals from this system should range between 1 and 1.5 inches in the North County (Paso Robles), 1.5 and 2.5 inches in the coastal valleys (San Luis Obispo) and along the beaches and 2.5 and 5.0 inches along the coastal mountains due to oragraphic enhancement.

Heavy snow above 3,000 feet in the Sierra will occur throughout the day today from north of Blue Canyon south into the souther Yosemite area. Also, heavy rain and snow in the 3,000 and 4,000 foot range will cross into the LA area late this afternoon and tonight with possible heavy snow across the Southern California Mountains.”