•January 25, 2016 • 2 Comments
I have been out of town for a while, but keeping an eye on the storms and road conditions. I, like many of you, will be preparing for the upcoming storm, restocking, getting laundry done and dried with the sun to make it easier, and catching up on making up for my absence to my dogs. Blogging is likely to be sporadic this week as a result.
It looks to be a warmer, clear week, with another storm building. Meterologist John Lindsey has this to say: “Current longer-range forecast models suggest a stormy weather pattern starting Saturday afternoon and continuing through the following week. The models are indicating a particularly strong low-pressure system developing off the California Coast on Sunday with moderate gale-force to fresh gale-force (32 to 46 mph) southeasterly winds, heavy rain and high seas. These are long-range models; consequently, the timing and intensity of this predicted storm will probably change as the week progresses.”
•January 24, 2016 • 5 Comments
UPDATE 1/24/16 1:40p.m: The Monterey County Sheriff’s office said the three Stockton hikers who were reported missing in Big Sur, have walked out and are ok.
No further details.
Two separate incidents: Three missing hikers:
BIG SUR, Calif. – Three hikers from Stockton have been reported missing in Big Sur, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Police said Tyler Betteridge,20, David Betterridge, 23, and Robert Garcia, 22, were supposed to return home Saturday night after a hiking trip in Big Sur. Investigators said the men’s car was later found unoccupied in the Big Sur area.
Monterey County deputies said they are monitoring the situation.
If you come across these hikers, police ask you contact them immediately.
Neither MCSO or Stockton say which part of Big Sur their car was found. No indication the two incidents are related.
MONTEREY, Calif. – The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people, who were Base-jumping off Bixby Bridge, have been missing since Saturday morning.
The Sheriff’s Dive Team responded to the search Sunday morning, but deputies said it has been temporarily called off due to high surf conditions
•January 22, 2016 • 1 Comment
Highway One is blocked at Captain Copper. CHP says this:
7:25 PM 6  UNK IF RDWY WILL BE COMPLETELY BLOCKED
7:25 PM 5  1039 CT – SUPERVISOR ENRT TO CPT COOPER TO ASSESS
7:22 PM 4  CAN CT PUT OUT SIGN BOARD AT RIO RD – 12 WILL BE TURNING AROUND VEHS
7:12 PM 3  PER CALTRANS – THEY DO NOT WORK AT NIGHT SO THEY WILL PROBABLY CLOSE THE WHOLE RDWAY DOWN
7:11 PM 2  1039 CALTRANS
7:09 PM 1  ACTIVE SLIDE / ROCKS AND LAND- RDWY COMPLETELY BLOCKED
There is also this, but it doesn’t say which highway. If it is ours, it is by Coast Gallery, notorious for problems
6:31 PM – mud/dirt/rocks MM42 no details.
Above is a photo taken near White Rock (just south of Coast Gallery) taken by Jon Knight, BSVFB. Greg DeAlba, Maintenance Supervisor, Willow Springs Station, also says the slide near Captain Cooper was cleared.
•January 22, 2016 • 7 Comments
Here’s something a little different, in the midst of all the storm reports, weather predictions, and road conditions. Enjoy. Back to regularly scheduled programming shortly.
•January 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment
The first storm, coming in this morning is not as organized as expected, and the second one, this evening is staying more to our north, so rain amounts expected are less than predicted earlier.
•January 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment
If you see smoke, LPF/FHL is conducting controlled burns today, per the CHP website:
8:58 AM 1  PER LOS PADRES FIRE / THERE WILL BE SEVERAL CONTROLLED BURNS TODAY IN THIS AREA