Foto Friday and Photo Contest

•February 12, 2015 • 8 Comments

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I had planned on uploading the finalists tonight, for tomorrow’s post. I’m not sure I can. Some of you already know I lost a close friend today. It was sudden. She went to Stanford a week ago. They told her on Sunday the Cancer had rapidly spread beyond their ability to control it. They gave her 1 and 1/2 to two months. They released her Tuesday to her sister and set up Hospice care. She lasted two DAYS. Rose and I were going to see her Sunday.

LISA Sorenson was beloved by our community. We are all in shock and doing what we can to come to deal with this awful news. She was surrounded by family today and passed over just before 2 this afternoon. Her family will have a memorial BBQ for her in Cambria, where she and her sister owned a home, this summer.

Give me a week, and I should be able to get the finalists chosen and up. Thank you for your understanding.

Lisa, we love you and will see you on the other side.

IONS Community Group Starting

•February 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Lasagna Dinner at River Inn Thursday for Capt. Cooper School

•February 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Highway One closed overnight

•February 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

There has a been a mud-rockslide on Highway 1 at MM 34.6 (JSO JP Burns) and the Highway will be closed overnight between MM 42 (Grimes) and MM 10 (Willow Springs). CHP site says:

8:46 PM 11 [20] PER CALTRANS / SR 1 CLOSED AT MM 10 ON SOUTH END AND MM 42 ON NORTHSIDE
8:44 PM 10 [19] ERIC/ CALTRANS SUPERVISOR FROM BIG SUR / SAYS SIGNS SHOULD SAY CLOSED AT MM 34*6
8:05 PM 9 [17] HEWAB #: 1 REPORT TYPE: * HEWAB * HIGHWAYS AFFECTED: SR1 FROM RIO RD TO SLO CO LINE CONDITION: Closed ESTIMATED DURATION: TOMORROW AM SUMMARY: CLOSED DUE TO MUD AND ROCK SLIDES ALTERNATE ROUTE(S): US 101

Caltrans will have crews out at first light to clear the road.

Storm Report & Road Conditions, 2/8/15

•February 8, 2015 • 10 Comments

4:11 pm – SP got it cleared up. Ed note – this is just the first of the slides we will see before this storm is  done sometime tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, none of them will be significant or prolonged.

3:45 pm – MUD/ROCK SLIDE AT MM 42, Grimes Canyon.

3:30 pm – a TC of an SUV vs. Guard rail near Post Ranch. There are concerns about power lines as well. May be tie ups for a bit until all can be cleared. Nothing as dramatic as the 8.35″/hr at 11:11 am, but we are up to 1.26″ for the day and 4.15″ for the storm. More is coming in tonight into tomorrow am, so conditions are ripe for road problems. Be careful, and try to stay off Highway One at night, particularly if unfamiliar.

8:15 – traffic hazard at Big Creek, black sedan. I’m guessing flat tire from rocks on the road … Based on past experience, so an educated guess, but still, a guess.

7:30 am – FHL has confirmed the bridge at N-F is indeed open.

6:30 am – the rain started as I was waking. Today is predicted to be a repeat of Friday, but perhaps higher rain totals. Winds are progged to be slightly less, but advisories issued thru 10 pm.

Yesterday, Ft. hunter Liggett closed its water crossings at Nacimiento-Fergusson and at Del Venturi. That is specific to water crossings, not bridges, as written. There is a number to call for further information, but it is too early to call.

Nothing is being reported on the CHP website at this time regarding problems on Highway One. Okay, that the abbreviated early am report … Stay turned for further reports throughout the day. Now time for coffee.

Storm Report, 2/7/15

•February 7, 2015 • 8 Comments

image3:30 pm – only up another .12″ but look at what’s on tap for tomorrow?

10:45 am – rain has picked up again, with a rate of 1.31″/hour, for a total thus far today of 1.23″ and 2.75″for the storm. It is supposed to be scattered today, with the heavy rain expected tomorrow. That will be interesting, that’s for sure.

6:00 am – woke to 2.42″ for the storm, and it is still raining. Got just under an inch since midnight, and given the 1″ we got before I turned in for the night, it looks like the .42″ came between 10 and 12 while I lay quietly oblivious and sound asleep. Okay, let me catch up with traffic, have my coffee, and then I’ll be back. Please feel free to share your totals.Cal, how did you far out there by Lake Nacimiento?

Storm Report, 2/6/15

•February 6, 2015 • 15 Comments

image10:00 – there’s the first inch. Will be interesting to see what it is in the am. And here is the current radar. Not sure if WordPress will insert at the top or bottom. Sorry. Works differently on an iPad than a computer.

9:15 – okay, it is now officially remaining cats and dogs per my weather station. Up to .75″ now.

9:00 pm – Already another .22″ in the last 1/2 hour. This is fun – the wind, not so much.

8:30 pm – while rain began at 4:47 pm down here, amidst the wind event that started last night. It got up to 41 mph this afternoon, and it is still blowing. But the rain is the issue. By 8 pm, I still only had, I think, about .15″ but within the next 1/2 hour, was up to .46″ and hit a high rain rate of over 2 and a 1/4″ an hour. Wind is so loud, I can’t even hear the rain, ranging from 20-30 mph, currently. Santa Cruz appears to be having all sorts of weather-related road issues. How is it where you are? What are your rain totals? Share in the comment section below.

 
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