Okay, boys and girls, batten it down. Here is the NOAA forecast discussion – and look at those predicted totals for the Santa Lucias – 2 to 5 inches!!! – that’s us! That’s bound to wreck havoc with the schedule for opening the slide at Alder Creek. Being set back a couple of weeks is not out of the question. Workers being offered double time to work the slide in this rain are turning it down, and frankly, I don’t blame them! Everyone is tired and it would be so dangerous to work in what will be a record-breaking event!
“THIS LOOKS LIKE A POTENTIALLY RECORD-BREAKING EVENT FOR OUR AREA FOR EARLY JUNE.
…THEN REACHING THE MONTEREY BAY AREA BEFORE MIDNIGHT. HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. BUT AS THE UPPER LOW IS FORECAST TO REMAIN WOBBLING OFF THE COAST THROUGH SUNDAY…SHOWER CHANCES WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MODELS INDICATE A BREAK IN THE RAINFALL AFTER NOON TOMORROW…WITH RENEWED SHOWER CHANCES OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
STORM TOTAL QPF EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM GIVES 2-5 INCHES ACROSS THE WETTEST AREAS INCLUDING NORTH BAY HILLS…SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS…AND THE SANTA LUCIAS. INLAND LOWER AREAS COULD GET UPWARDS OF 1-2 INCHES TOTAL. ALTHOUGH THE BASINS CAN HANDLE THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL SPREAD OUT OVER TWO DAYS…THESE ARE STILL BIG NUMBERS GIVEN WHERE WE ARE IN THE CALENDAR. THUS…SOME RECORD RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE MONTH.
GIVEN THE PROXIMITY OF THE COLD UPPER LOW…THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO A POSSIBILITY…AND HAVE ADDED A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.”
I am beginning to think not only has spring been canceled, but summer has been significantly delayed. So, while the storm is raging outside, I will, hopefully, have time to upload the photos for the header contest, but that will be dependent on road and weather conditions. Bear with us on this one.
11 thoughts on “Storm System on its Way …”
It’s hard to believe workers are being offered double time to work in the rain and storms endangering their lives. Whose life is worth being thrown away in a mountain of dirt and rock? We may not like it, but mother nature is having her way.
Batten down the hatches!
Yikes! It is raging up here on StoneRidge…I dare not go outside lest I get blown off the mountain….
Joyce’s comment was at 6 am. It started up here before midnight and was pouring by the bewitching hour. Sounds and looks as if it has been pretty steady ever since!! Hang on, everyone, and let us all know if you see or hear anything we should know about. I’ll gather some rain totals later on today.
PS my post is misleading as worded. Double time is standard for a Sunday, regardless of rain.
The rain started here late lastnight & has continued steadily but not a deluge. However they say on the weather news that the heaviest isn’t due in untill late this afternoon (Sat). I sure hope my freshly planted veggies survive it because my cuke’s already died off from too much rain. Take care down south & settle in with lots of hot toddys & comfort food, plus good companionship. 🙂
Rapunzel, my star geranium producing more bright vermillion blooms than imaginable hangs under what turned out to be a dent in the roof gutter. Saved! Raining hard here. I’m developing some kind of Stockholm syndrome toward the rain. Pouring here, wind from the west not east now, warm temps, what the hell I’m in Big Sur. Thanks for the fine updates and warnings, Kate. Stay dry, Working on my new blog The Hawks Perch Children’s Books. Barbara Sparhawk (aka Holycowgirl).
Big Sur seems to be cursed this year !!
Sat am……… got more than an inch this am (by depth in bucket measurement). And completely fogged in here on Pfeiffer ridge
Guests from Baltimore via LA YIKES!
Here in France it has not been raining for 3 months at least. Give us some rain from California !!
Got an inch in the gauge last night and the storm continues to rage outside. I checked the nws.noaa.gov satellite photos and the cyclone is centered right over is. It looks like a hurricane…an awesome symmetrical spiral. I am sending you copies of the photos.
What the X%#* season is this anyway?!!
Was told by a teacher friend that the storms might be due not only from La Nina but all the current volcano’s eruptions that have been sending ash into the upper atmosphere for the past year or so. If thats true, we are in for more rain because another volcano went off yesterday. 😛