Flood Advisory from NOAA & MCOES

“Areal Flood Advisory from 1/16/2020 10:36 AM to 11:30 AM PST for Monterey County. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=41909474 Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for West central Monterey County in central California. Some locations that will experience flooding include: Big Sur Village, Carmel Valley Village, Andrew Molera State Park, Partington Ridge, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Esalen Institute, Pico Blanco Campground and Big Sur Raws.”

Watch for Slides, Sat. 12/7

UPDATE: 12:22 PM10[19] 1039 FISH AND GAME ETO APPROX 1 MORE HOUR / FULL CLOSURE NB AND SB

From this photo, it would appear this is the south end of Rain Rocks, south of the Rock Shed, the area that always goes!

Noon: This happened a couple hours ago, but as it has continued raining down here, and even if cleared, is subject to go again. I am guessing this is Chimney Slide, south of Limekiln, but I have no information re exact location.

Tonight & Tomorrow’s Storm

Not as heavy as last weekend…coming in tonight..

Fun little graph of the expected lightning storm on Saturday, 12/7:

A strong jet streak will develop over Central California on Saturday, putting interior NorCal a favorable zone for strong thunderstorm development. (tropicaltidbits.com)

Looks like we might get a sprinkling of thunderstorms, but Yosemite and that area? What fun!

To read the analysis by Daniel Swain of Weather West see: https://weatherwest.com/archives/7020

Chualar Flooding of up to 4 ft causing evacuations

4:30 pm — 101 still closed, in fact a number of places in the area are closed. Look at this CHP log:

A levee broke near Chualar Union School causing flooding in the area. MCSO is currently evacuating some portions of Chualar. The current storm is not helping.

This whole area is a mess with the flooding, people stuck on top of vehicles that are flooded. There are at least 4-5 CHP incidents in this area. Here is one re 101 which is closed both NB and SB near Chualar under 3 ft of water:

Incident: 00248 Type: Roadway Flooding Location: Us101 N / Esperanza Rd Loc Desc: NB AND SB Lat/Lon: 36.595968 -121.545822 

Detail Information
3:32 PM12[21] CPD SNCR WILL NEED TO CLOSE SPENCE X OS, SPENCE X 101
3:31 PM11[20] 1039 MTRY CONFIRMED SO STARTED A BREAK
3:31 PM10[19] A27-012 12 IS 97 TRAFFIC BACKED UP SB 2 MILES OF TRAFFIC BEHIND 12
3:29 PM9[18] OS X 101 IS CLOSED, DETOUR IS RIVER RD
3:26 PM8[16] 12 INQ WHERE SO IS DIVERTING TRAFFIC
3:24 PM7[15] SO CREATED A BREAK DIVERTING VEHS – CPY SCNR
3:19 PM6[14] STARTING A TRAFFIC BREAK SB F/AIRPORT
3:16 PM5[11] [Notification] [CHP]-[10] PER DIST 5 / CANT RESPOND / THEY ARE STUCK IN CHUALAR / THEY DO HAVE A CREW ON ESPERANZA BUT CANT DO ANYTHING /. TOO MUCH WANTER
3:16 PM4[10] PER DIST 5 / CANT RESPOND / THEY ARE STUCK IN CHUALAR / THEY DO HAVE A CREW ON ESPERANZA BUT CANT DO ANYTHING /. TOO MUCH WANTER
3:11 PM3[6] [Notification] [CHP]-MONT SO 1097, NEED TO CLOSE NB AND SB 101 JSO CHUALAR UNDER 3 FT OF WATER
2:57 PM2[4] 1039 CALTRANS DISPATCH
2:55 PM1[2] AFFECTING NB 101 #2 LANE

First Storm Totals

While we will have on and off rain today and tomorrow, with an Atmospheric River returning for another three days on Thursday, here are the totals for the three days ending last night. Note the top place is here on the South Coast of Big Sur — by a long shot. Big Sur Station is number three, and Three Peaks takes the number four spot.

24 hour notice of Highway Closure

Today’s Date: November 29, 2019

District:            05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa       

                        Cruz Counties                                                  

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**24-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HIGHWAY 1 AT PAUL’S SLIDE AT 5 PM SATURDAY AND MUD CREEK AT 9 AM SUNDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that a significant storm is in the forecast for the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is to inform the public to be prepared for preemptive closure of the roadway scheduled for 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 30 at Paul’s and 9 am Sunday, Dec. 1at Mud Creek due to a significant storm. A final notice will be sent just prior to the roadway closing. Caltrans will have our Geotech Maintenance and Construction units on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during daylight hours when the storm ends and it is safe to be onsite again.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed. No one, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees will be allowed access until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately—Paul’s Slide will close at 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 30; Mud Creek will close at 9 am Sunday, Dec. 1. Please stand by for additional information.

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Susana Z. Cruz 

Possible Temporary Closure of Highway One

Today’s Date: November 28, 2019

District:            05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa       

                        Cruz Counties                                                   

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**48-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

TENTATIVE TEMPORARY CLOSURE HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

Monterey County — Caltrans has received notification from the National Weather Service (NOAA) that there is a significant storm arriving in approximately 48-hours for the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.

This advisory is for the public to be ready in the event the roadway needs to close due to a predicted significant storm and allow time for the public to prepare for the closure including stocking up on necessary supplies and making plans.

NOTE: At the 24-hour mark, an updated traffic advisory will be sent, either confirming the full closure or providing additional information. These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately.

Susana Z. Cruz 

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Winter Weather Advisory

CAZ517-262200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.WW.Y.0003.191127T0600Z-191128T1800Z/
Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest-
343 AM PST Tue Nov 26 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST THURSDAY ABOVE 2500 FT…

* WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations 5 to 8 inches with locally
higher amounts above 4000 ft. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6
inches between 3000 ft and 4000 ft. Total snow accumulations of
1 to 3 inches between 2500 ft and 3000 ft.

* WHERE…Above 2500 ft in the Santa Lucia Mountains and Los
Padres National Forest in Monterey County.

* WHEN…From 10 PM Tuesday to 10 AM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Slick, snow-covered roads and hiking trails. Hikers,
campers, and outdoor enthusiasts with Thanksgiving week plans in
Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest may
encounter dangerous winter-like conditions above the snow level.
Heavier snow showers could produce limited visibilities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibilities are
possible. Downed trees and power outages possible.