A secondary stronger boundary develops tonight into tomorrow morning
and will bring more widespread coverage and higher rain rate
intensity from the Golden Gate southward. An unstable post frontal
environment given afternoon heating and atypical cold spring
temperatures aloft will encourage convective development Thursday
afternoon into night. This will spawn showers and isolated
thunderstorms and bring an additional round of hit or miss
precipitation after the primary stratiform rain band goes through
late Wednesday to midday Thursday.
Storm total rain falls will vary on the output of the convective
showers at the tail of the event, however, generally looking to
expect 1-2" in the higher terrain (highest spots 2"+), 0.50 -
1.00" for most urban valley locations, and 0.25 - 0.50" for rain
shadowed areas such as the South Bay and Salinas Valley. This
storm is strong by late April standards but more "run of the mill"
for mid-winter standards. The one key difference versus mid
winter systems will be greater differential heating tomorrow that
will lead to more widespread showers and potentially
This was not from the Los Padres National Forest, but from Gila National Forest in New Mexico. “Please don’t bury your campfire. Make sure it is cold to the touch before you leave. Burying keeps the heat inside. Firefighters responded 2 days in a row to this area for unextinguished fires. Too hot to hold, too hot to leave!”
MAKE SURE YOURS IS COLD TO THE TOUCH before you leave it.
Here is to an awesome April! (As of 7 am, 4/16/22) And it is once again, Mining Ridge for the win! Tomorrow, Easter, I can finally finish sowing all those wildflower seeds I got!!! (not recommended, as I normally sow in fall, but also like to sow before a good rain, and just didn’t get that much). I am afraid seed viability might not be good by next fall.
Ivan Geronimo Gomez was found guilty of 16 felonies including arson, marijuana cultivation, injury to a firefighter and animal cruelty.
The Dolan Fire eventually destroyed 128,050 acres and 14 structures, and may have killed 11 endangered condors. More than a dozen firefighters were injured, one critically, when they had to deploy their emergency fire shelters.
Gomez could be facing 24 years in prison.
Ed Note: after serving his time in prison, he will be deported if he was in this country illegally, which it appears he was.