Articles Tagged With ‘Weather’

Large boulder wreaks havoc on Highway 101

A large boulder fell on Highway 101 at the bottom of the Cuesta Grade causing several accidents and traffic backups in both the north and southbound lanes. Shortly after 10 p.m., the boulder, about 5 feet by 5 feet across,... (Continue reading)

Storm floods Santa Maria fire station

A flood at a city emergency response station in Santa Maria during heavy rainfall on Thursday night as resulted in the temporary closing of the station, according to the city’s fire department. [KSBY] Firefighters are still responding to the storm... (Continue reading)

Mud slides shut down portion of Highway 1

Highway 1 is closed from Ragged Point near the Monterey and San Luis Obispo coujnty lines to Big Sur because of mud and rock slides. Caltrans reports multiple mud slides throughout the 42 mile stretch. Crews are on site assessing... (Continue reading)

Storm related power outages throughout SLO County

From Nipomo to Cambria, hundreds of San Luis Obispo County PG&E customers are in the dark Thursday evening because of storm related issues. Strong winds have downed trees and power lines. At 10:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported southward... (Continue reading)

More drought relief headed to the Central Coast

Another round of storms is expected to sail through the Central Coast this week dropping between 3 to 5 inches of rain, according to AccuWeather. The rain slated to start falling on Thursday is expected to bring between 1 to... (Continue reading)

Warm ocean temperatures attract different species

Higher than usual ocean temperatures off the coast of California have attracted a menagerie of warm-water creatures that typically live in more tropical areas such as the Hawaiian and Galapagos Islands. [Mercury News] In mid-October, ocean temperatures off the Central... (Continue reading)

Halloween rain brings power outages and accidents

The first significant rain event on the Central Coast in 188 days led to power outages, collapsed roofs, fallen trees and a fatal vehicle accident. More than 6,000 people in San Luis Obispo County lost power on Halloween night. Over... (Continue reading)

Lightning strike kills man at Venice Beach

A surprise lightning strike during a summer thunderstorm killed a 20-year-old man at Venice Beach Sunday afternoon. [LA Times] At least four lightning strikes hit the beachfront in Venice around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. In... (Continue reading)

The good and bad news about a possible El Nino

Following three years of oppressive drought, scientists place the odds of an El Nino bringing a wet winter to California at 82 percent. However, the strength of the possible El Nino has been reduced from strong to moderate. [Mercury News]... (Continue reading)

Woman leaves baby alone in hot car

A 32-year-old Goleta woman faces a possible child endangerment charge after she allegedly left her 9-month-old son unattended in a car, with only the back windows partially rolled down, while she went shopping. Shortly after 1 p.m., Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)