Weekend Weather & yay-hoo updates

9:30 pm, and all is quiet here on Top o’ the World. Before sunset, I went and checked the back gate. No campers. No illegal fires. I went and checked the front gate. Same. Now, I go outside and check Prewitt Ridge — lots of lights, but no campfires. All quiet here on the western front. *sigh* Thank you, Goddess, Buddha, and all the other powers that be.

As you all know, there is a 20% chance of thunder showers through Sunday. Frankly, I’d rather deal with Mother Nature than with stupidity, but chances of fire are every where, until the first real rains of the season. It is just part of the life of living in the wilderness.

This morning’s NOAA discussion includes: “ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH SHOWERS EXPECTED LATE MORNING IN
SOUTHEAST PORTION OF FORECAST AREA DOWN AROUND SOUTHERN MONTEREY
AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES WITH SLOW PROGRESSION TO DIABLO RANGE
ADJACENT TO SAN JOSE BY LATE AFTERNOON AND LINGERING INTO THE
EVENING HOURS.”

Okay, so it is late morning, and nothing yet. Of course, this specifically says, “southeast” so hopefully won’t affect the coast, particularly the lightning.

Last night’s Rave party was calm, as far as I could see and hear. No trouble. I can look out with my binoculars and see a HUGE number of vehicles, all along the top of the ridge, back toward the east of the ridge, down below on the south side, in the actual camp area, and at least one vehicle, way below the camp, south east from it, where I’ve never seen vehicles before.

I did not go out to check on the Cayucas yay-hoos (think accent here, not misspelling) last night, as I had my hands full with Prewitt.

I woke to the sounds of gunfires and dogs barking in response, this morning. Lots of shots means either a couple of bad shots, or a bunch of hunters. I’m betting on the latter. At some point today I will probably patrol some of the area, but it is a work day for me.

~ by bigsurkate on August 22, 2009.

5 Responses to “Weekend Weather & yay-hoo updates”

  1. You need the kind of rain we’ve been having here in Indiana to soak in, but does that cause mudslides where you are? I’m trying to get a feel of Big Sur by reading your posts and enjoying your pictures. I’ve even been looking at other pictures and descriptions but find your posts most like experiencing it from afar. I don’t like the Ya-hoos trespassing and for sure not building campfires but I chuckled a little trying to picture you with rounding them up and out……..

  2. Just checked nws.noaa.gov, and the tropical cyclone is there! Look at the satellite (water vapor), and you will see a very large counterclockwise rotation centered over northern Mexico. The northwest edge of it crossed Point Conception. You can also see the thick moisture layer being pulled up from Central Mexico, across the Southwest right into Southern Cali. Next, look at the radar returns for the Southwest, and you will see an exact match for precipitation. Arizona and the So. Cal. deserts are getting it. Most impressive are returns of yellow and red (heavy rain) off Point Conception. This cutoff tropical low should move northeast, and it will glance Big Sur…make your wishes that it either passes more south and misses, or that heavy rain soaks Big Sur…without the lightning,,,but the lightning will most likely be there, considering the nature of the low. Right now, in Cascade, Idaho, it is sunny and warm, but the low will give us a share of the t-storms tonight and tomorrow. Well, when I am back in Big Sur at last, next week, hopefully I will find calm winds and surf for my commercial fishing. But I need to be on the high seas, fair or foul, makin’ my living.
    -Captain Lingcod

  3. *does rain dance* COME ON RAINNNNNN ;)

  4. Be safe Kate! Yay-hoos can wreck havoc on one’s area if confronted then given a chance. Just pleez be safe….

  5. It is awesome how you are protecting that beautiful wilderness but be careful…drunk and stoned is not always easy to deal with

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