And another one … rain storm, that is.

It begins to come in from the south this evening, and then through the weekend, Heads up, and find a safe place to be.

Rainfall totals favor coastal mountains with the Santa Lucias of
Monterey Co on track to see the most rain from this system, with 2-5
inches expected through the weekend.

As of Saturday morning, new predictions are:

In total for the weekend, projected storm total rainfall
amounts have increased slightly for the Santa Lucias, which are
expected to receive anywhere from 2-5", with locally up to 5.5" at
highest peaks. NBM probabilities indicate a 60-70% chance of the
Santa Lucias getting more than 5 inches of rain through Sunday
evening. 

Cal Trans is clearing Highway 1 at night?

If this is true, it will be a first. Cal Trans hasn’t gone out after dark in 40 years I suspect it is an error, and earlier (around sunset) there was a post on the SLO Co chp that said ”rocks, dirt, and mud” at Ragged Point. (That has since disappeared) That is rarely the case. It is usually that the road is closed at Ragged Point due to rocks, mud, and dirt further up some where. BTW, that last entry re 27-S6 getting ahold of 27-12? That was on the SLO chp entry as well before it disappeared. If anyone can solve this mystery, I would love to know.

Apparently it is true. A local saw two plow trucks plowing at 7 pm. I hope no one gets hurt.

Incident:

 00289 Type:

 Traffic Hazard Location:

 Sr1 Loc Desc:

 SR1 AT RAGGED POINT Lat/Lon:

 35.781045 -121.329571 

Detail Information
8:03 PM7[24] A27-012 CALTARNS CREW F/WILLOW SRPINGS WILL HEAD NORTH TO ANDERSON TO CYN NB LN [Shared]
7:38 PM6[21] A27-012 NB 1 JSO LIME KILN A FEW BEACH BALLS SIZE OF ROCKS IN RDWY [Shared]
7:27 PM5[20] [CHP] has closed their incident [221201SL00133]
7:18 PM4[18] CONT SOUTH ADDITIONAL ROCKS IN RDWY [Shared]
7:17 PM3[17] 1124 AND 1126 VEH AND 1126 VEH HAS 3A ENRT [Shared]
7:17 PM2[16] AT LIME CREEK ROCKS IN THE RDWY [Shared]
6:20 PM1[12] 1039 27-S6 WILL GET A HOLD OF 27-12 [Shared]

This is what San Luis chip looked like around 5:30 or maybe 6.

New USFS District Ranger Named

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2022

Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen@usda.gov

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Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Fin Eifert named new Monterey District Ranger

U.S. Forest Service officials announced the selection of John “Fin” Eifert as the new District Ranger for Los Padres National Forest’s Monterey Ranger District. Eifert has served as the Natural Resource Officer on the Monterey Ranger District since October 2018. He succeeds Tim Short, who transferred to become District Ranger of the Ojai Ranger District.

Eifert began his federal land management career as a field technician with the Bureau of Land Management in western Colorado before joining the U.S. Forest Service in 2014 as a range technician on the Grand River Ranger District of the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in North and South Dakota. Following that assignment, he transitioned to the Klamath National Forest’s Goosenest Ranger District where he served as Range Management Specialist until coming to Los Padres.

In his previous positions, Eifert gained valuable experience navigating complex public land management issues by exploring new ways to lead, organize, innovate, and interact to bring about the solutions we collectively need. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Colorado State University, and his Master’s degree in organizational leadership from Norwich University in 2018. Eifert is pursuing his Ph.D., focusing on better understanding how Forest Service leaders can effectively navigate rising complexity in modern public land management work environments.

A native of Washington, Eifert is an avid supporter of the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks. In his spare time he enjoys the art of cooking, attending live music events, and riding his bicycle

“I am honored to be named Monterey District Ranger and am eager to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the dedicated district employees and amazing stakeholders to find meaningful solutions to the challenges that lay before us,” Eifert said. 

Eifert will assume his new duties effective December 5.

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