Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
WWUS86 KMTR 192249
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
249 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2008
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-
EAST BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE-
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-SANTA CLARA VALLEY...INCLUDING SAN JOSE-
SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...ARROYO SECO...AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO-
SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING
PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT-
NORTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...HOLLISTER VALLEY...AND CARMEL VALLEY-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
249 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2008
A SIGNIFICANT STORM EVENT APPEARS TO BE SETTING UP EARLY NEXT
WEEK AND IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE FORECAST AREA OVER THE
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. SINCE THE ONSET OF THIS WEATHER EVENT IS STILL
FOUR DAYS AWAY...THERE IS SOME FORECAST UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE
STRENGTH AND TIMING OF THIS STORM SYSTEM. HOWEVER...THERE IS
INCREASING CONFIDENCE THAT A PERIOD OF WET AND WINDY WEATHER WILL
DEVELOP. IF THIS STORM EVENT OCCURS THERE WOULD BE A THREAT OF
URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING...AS WELL AS MUD SLIDES AND DEBRIS
FLOWS OVER BURN SCARRED AREAS FROM THIS PAST SUMMER`S FIRES.
PERSONS IN MONTEREY AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES WHO ARE NEAR THE BURN
AREAS SHOULD PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION
SINCE IT APPEARS THAT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE IN BOTH
Current state of compartment. Lower section contains honda wt-20 trash pump and soft suction filler hose. Upper section contains 50' of 1-3/4 and safety reflectors, there is room for extras. The pump is a tight fit and may need additional magic to get it just right.
This compartment is a mess right now. It has 4 Salvage covers, a tarp, floating strainer, bottom strainer, utility rope and 3 wildland hose packs. A method for better organization is needed. Moving soft gear behind the axles and moving the pumps foward will reduce wear and tear.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Cool and showery weather starting this weekend and continuing
into the middle of next week...
On Saturday a cold trough of low pressure will set up over the
West Coast. This will bring much cooler daytime temperatures along
with breezy conditions late tonight into Saturday and the chance of
showers Saturday through Sunday. The forecast for this weekend calls
for daytime highs from the upper 40s to mid 50s on Saturday and even
cooler on Sunday. Snow levels may lower to as low as 2000 feet on
Sunday and possibly as low as 1500 feet by Monday. Roads in the
mountain areas could be affected by snow... such as the Santa Cruz
Mountains and the North Bay hills.
The cold and showery pattern will continue into the middle of next
week... with snow possible in the hills across the district.
Persons who are planning on traveling this weekend and next week
should pay attention to the latest forecasts as wintry travel weather
can be expected particularly over the Sierra mountain passes. In
addition... persons near the burn areas in Monterey and Santa Cruz
counties should also continue to closely monitor the latest forecasts
in the event that rainfall projections end up higher than currently
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Firefighters battle house fire in Los Gatos
Santa Clara County firefighters Monday night were battling a two-alarm fire at a house in an unincorporated part of Los Gatos hills.
At about 10:45 p.m., fire crews responded to a house fire on Black Road near Lakeside Elementary School. Within 45 minutes the fire was under control. Santa Clara County fire dispatchers said they did not know if anyone was injured in the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.