Storm Report & Personal Report

Yesterday I got word that my younger brother and only sibling died Monday night. His heart gave out. He has been having health issues, but this was sudden. I was in King City doing a restocking in anticipating of these horrible storms, and instead I took care of some errands, grabbed a few things at the store and we headed back. My son can’t get to either of his jobs, so he is at home, keeping an eye on the place, and I wanted to make sure that he had enough to get him through.

We left this am, as early as we could, around 8 am, and had a very interesting trip out. Friends all said only the crazy go out in these kinds of storms…well, fortunately, Rock Knocker was going to come get me and drive, so we had the crazy covered. He was a Master Truck Driver Instructor in the Army, and 27+ years driving for Cal Trans, so I couldn’t have been with anyone better. We drove 9 hours, and are now in Hesperia, where I can see my almost 90 year-old aunt, and attend the funeral on Friday. What a ride. Here are some of the photos I took today.

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Because of my personal situation, I will not be as “on top of things” as I usually am, but I have my wonderful assistant admin and mystery map maker pitch hitting for me on anything important, and I will be following everything online as I usually do.  I know many of you are out of power and some of you won’t even get to see this, but it will be waiting for you when you return. Blessings, and stay warm, dry, and most importantly, safe.

Highway One closed at Highlands – ALL LANES NOW OPEN AS OF 11:30 AM, Wednesday, 2/13/19


State Route 1 is NOW FULLY OPEN–it had been closed due to downed trees and powerlines between Pt. Lobos (PM 70.42) and Highlands Dr. (PM 69.24) in Carmel.

February 13
9:30 A.M.

State Route 1 is closed due to downed trees and powerlines between Pt. Lobos (PM 70.42) and Highlands Dr. (PM 69.24) in Carmel.


Caltrans Hwy 1 conditions can be found here.

NOAA weather radio for Monterey is here: