Local Reports, 1/6/15

Highway One report from my son on trip down Plaskett to Hermitage: 3:00 pm – Yup, sloshy and a [tourist] with flat tire near Kirk creek and two cal Trans trucks moving rocks mail man said rocks everywhere but able to get through no problem he said cal Trans trucks every couple miles.

From the City of Morro Bay…

This morning a water spout tore through the Morro Bay Yacht Club tossing sailboats around the yard and knocking over a light post. Doing damage on both sides of the Embarcadero.

Mid-Coast Fire Brigade:

Weather Related Activities
Fire Chief Cheryl Goetz from Mid-Coast Fire Brigade
This morning a decent slide occurred on upper Rocky Creek Road by the Hoist. We have been working diligently with Monterey County Roads and Cal Trans to stockpile sand for sandbagging in a few areas other than just the one on Palo Colorado. We are awaiting approval from Cal Trans to place sand on Hwy 1 just North of Rocky Point Restaurant.
Trees have also begun falling and we expect more to come down as the ground saturation continues with rain anticipated to last through next week. Drive carefully, especially in the dark as trees could potentially be entangled in live power lines.
Remember this is just the beginning of our rainy season and already we are seeing problems with the road, culverts, etc. Please prepare ahead of time by filling and placing sandbags for potential problems. Once the problem occurs it may be to late. If you have never filled or placed sandbags there is an art to doing it correctly for maximum effect. Here is just one of many You Tube videos on how to properly fill sandbags if you are interested. https://youtu.be/5fa8ApB_TFc
Stay safe, drive carefully and stay warm and dry. This is shaping up to be another El Nino, El Nino, El Nino for those that were here during 1998 they can attest that it was something to behold.
Cheryl Goetz,
Fire Chief


El Niño Watch, Wednesday 1/6/16

11:15 am – thunder and lightning just started here. The first round completely skipped the south coast, affecting both Big Sur Valley and Cambria, but not us.

In other news, Paso is not having a good day. One mobile home was blown upside down by high winds (tornado?) and another was hit by lightning, catching it on fire. Be safe and aware out there!

7:00 am – the storm woke me around 4:45 … Downpours, wind, and while I didn’t hear thunder or see lightning, others reported it. Fortunately, it has quieted down now. The rain total here, so far today, is .82″, 3.33″ for the month, and 16.99″ for the year.

This is yesterday, from Greg DeAlba, CT Supervisor at Willow Creek (looks to be near Alder, but can’t be certain). Annette Knight is running the loader. Go team!

“Today’s low pressure system will produce thunderstorms with
periods of moderate to heavy rain, gusty winds and possible
hail through tonight.

Snow levels with this storm system will range between 3,000
and 4,000 foot range North to South with another foot of new
snow for the high Sierra by Thursday morning. Total rainfall
with today’s system are expected to range between 1 and 2

Another low pressure will produce rain and fresh to strong
(25 to 31 mph) southwesterly winds on Thursday. Total rainfall
amounts with Thursday’s system should range between 0.50 and
0.75 of an inch.

Scattered rain showers are forecast on Friday into Saturday.

Clearing will develop Sunday into Monday as high pressure
briefly builds over California. Wet and unsettled weather is
forecast throughout the following week as the long awaited El
Nino type of storm pattern persist.” SLO Meterologist, John Lindsey.


Missed us here on the South Coast!