Isolated Thunderstorms possible

The National Weather Service predicts isolated thunderstorms are expected Saturday, from the late morning through the afternoon hours over the higher terrain mountain locations of Southeastern Monterey and San Benito Counties. Severe weather or flash flooding is not expected and any rainfall amounts will be light. These storms will be capable of producing lightning strikes and contain a threat of dry lightning which will increase the wildfire risk and pose a threat to any back-country travelers on the ridge tops. IMPACTS TO SOUTHEAST MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES HIGHER ELEVATIONS (2500 FT+)
Thunderstorms will contain occasional cloud to ground lightning strikes in the absence of rain which will produce elevated wildfire conditions. Deadly strikes will pose a threat to any back-country travelers in the higher terrain on ridge tops.

I’m southwest, so no lightning, right? Will keep you posted, as necessary, and be on lookout duty for the day.

~ by bigsurkate on August 4, 2012.

2 Responses to “Isolated Thunderstorms possible”

  1. Worrisome. I am chagrined that I cannot be part of the watchful weather guard beyond my good wishes. We have a thick fog in CV and a duck crossing the road (successfully). May all of Big Sur stay unstruck.

  2. Nothing on Willow Creek, tho last night around 1:30 a.m. there was probably 100 drops! The sunset tonight was spectacular though.

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