|I just love this spot. Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz.|
The coastal mountains south of Point Conception are forecast to receive over six inches of water by Monday morning. Santa Cruz can expect about two inches, with the local mountains averaging four. Several feet of snow in the Sierra, with freezing levels below lake level. Not a terribly cold storm, but cold enough to get snow down to the base of the lower resorts. If you are not an experience storm driver, you may want to hold off on going to the snow this weekend. It will be slow going. If you are a surfer, you will want to consider the run off we will be getting once this rain starts. While some of the bigger creeks had a decent flushing a few weeks back, all lot of pollution is still waiting to get washed out to see with this system. Bacteria levels will be high starting as early as Wednesday afternoon, and for sure by Friday morning. And it will be victory at sea for the most part. Might want to wait until next week when we could be seeing the start of some more long period west swell. We plan to hit the Monterey Bay Aquarium tomorrow. One of our favorite rainy day activities.