Site Seasonal Update

Those of you who have been following this blog for a year or more have noticed that twice a year I update my links to the right. I change the focus of the links from weather conditions to fire conditions and vice a versa. It is incredibly early to change from weather to fire, but given what has been happening, I have added back in many of my fire links. But also given that I am an opptomist still hoping for more rain, I have left in some of the more important weather links. So, for a while, at least, we will have a hybrid of links to choose from. If you have a favorite link, please feel free to send it along.

Real-time links & Monday’s Storm

Weather reports are indicating that the Monday night storm will be much weaker than Saturday night’s storm, bringing us only between 1/10 and 1/4 of an inch of rain, probably after about 10 PM and the rest of the week is predicted to be dry. Good news, both.

Thanks to Tom Hopkins, President of the VWA, I added two new links under “2008 Winter Conditions.” One is from the automatic weather reports at the MIRA Observatory on Chews Ridge, and the next one is the NOAA river discharge rates for the Big Sur River. These are “real-time” computerized reports, and should be very valuable as we keep an eye on things this winter. Thanks, Tom!

Also, I added a “real time” link to the automatic rain gauge on the Big Creek Reserve, up by Highlands Peak, thanks to Dr. Mark Readdie!

We are getting a good collection of sources of information so we can be aware and prepare this winter!