Rain Reports & Road Conditions, 12/15/16

8:30 pm – the highway closed at 8pm, there was a car on its roof at the Big Sur Station, and now we are under a flood warning:

“FLASH FLOOD WARNING – Soberanes & Chimney Burn Scars
This message is for any of the areas inside/alongside/or down-slope of the Soberanes or Chimney Burn Scars. The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for your area. A WARNING is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A WARNING is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.”

6:30 PM – it just got serious. 40 mph, 1/3″ an hour. Total so far today, 1.35″

3:3-0 pm – Many rock/mudslides in   Santa Cruz being reported.

2:30 pm – up to .60″ and it is just getting going.

1 pm – here are the graphs, yesterday’s (again) and today’s which is quite higher.



Rain: I have received .28″ thus far, steady, but light all morning. Also received .25″ yesterday by dark. Nepenthe is up to .34″ thus far. This is what the automated gauges have recorded as of 11 am:


Roads:  As far as the roads, no big problems being reported, but there are bound to be rocks out on Highway One, so pay attention as you travel, and report what needs reporting.

5 thoughts on “Rain Reports & Road Conditions, 12/15/16

  1. It is pouring buckets in SF with high winds. It’s been raining all day, but just started hitting hard since 1:30 PM. Get ready.

  2. Hi Kate,
    7:30pm and I,ve had 2.6″ since 8am, nothing real hard or fast but it’s been picking up steadily. Just came up from taking a look at the BS river, it is up but no where near being bank full.
    Pear Valley (clear ridge area)

  3. UPS Kim made a delivery here at PV School about 6pm. He said that Paul’s slide (south of Hermitage, between Lucia and Limekiln) was falling faster than the CalTrans truck on scene could keep up with. We told him to turn around and come back to the school to spend the night with Lisa and I at GC’s house if he couldn’t get through on his way back to Monterey. Kim also said that he saw almost a dozen cars with flat tires. A van had 2 flat tires! No one should be on the road in this weather….

  4. Was just checking CHP website when new post popped up: HWY 1 closed Big Sur MM 46 to Ragged Point:
    Detail Information
    8:01 PM 5 [15] [Notification] [CHP]-FIRE 97 REQ FLTBD TOW [Shared]

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