A Freakin' Gullywasher
Southern Humboldt burbles with water sounds. Water pouring off roofs, down recently dry creek beds, onto hastily covered woodpiles. We’ve had just under 4 inches today! A little over 7 inches since the rain first sent a few exploring drops to scout out the need for followup troops. Apparently, the sky gods decided to conquer us and opened the floodgates.
A non-local called this “a freaking gullywasher.” And I don’t even think he’s exaggerating.
UPDATE: Power lines and large fir have blocked Briceland Rd. at the Four Corners/Gulch area. According to One Good Year blogger, Mikal Jacobal, “Crews are at the scene, but the road will be closed for a while.” Apparently, phone lines are damaged also.
UPDATE2: Warning: According to the CHP, there is a traffic hazard at Salmon Creek road at Maple Hills road. PGE just went out so it probably involves power lines.
UPDATE 3: The Salmon Creek road is closed just west of the Banfield sign–on the sharp corner with the mirror. The PG&E crews had not yet arrived as of this update.
Thanks to all the road/power/phone/harvest crews working in this storm.