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Old 10-13-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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Mike- it's snowing again,,, ha ha

Vinnie-- watching KCRA 3 a few minutes ago. your area has got 3.3" of rain in the last 12 hours. Got your snorkle stuff with you??

it's still blowing 30 steady here and not as much rain as a lot of places only a inch, BUT this is sure gonna ruin the late harvest of the grapes still on the vines. those are the ones for the smooth ports and some good cabs.I'm drinking port as I type.
oh well so it goes, Venus made it outside for 15 minutes, when she came in she gave me a Stewie look (family guy) like what the hell. funny

on edit-- where is that Stormin Norman guy anyway? anyone know? I got the biggest kick from watching him do his reports. Talk about someone charged up about weather!! I think of him as the original weather geek.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:46 AM   #16
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The wind slammed the 'portable' garage that's over the convertible into it. Too dark to assess any damage if any but I tied ('garage') it to the Airstream for the night. Film in the morning.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:50 AM   #17
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Boy it came down hard last night. Think we got about 3" in Shingle Springs. It was good to find out that our new trailer port can take a big wind storm. Hey Vinnie lets hope if the water comes up enough you can start shoveling the Shrimp in the BBQ.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #18
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Boy it came down hard last night. Think we got about 3" in Shingle Springs. It was good to find out that our new trailer port can take a big wind storm. Hey Vinnie lets hope if the water comes up enough you can start shoveling the Shrimp in the BBQ.
Hi guys,

The rest of the county is reading this thread laughing at us about a little rain. The problem for us is when the Santa Cruz mountains are dry and burned and then burned this summer and now gets 10" of rain in 24 hours it becomes a big deal. Combine that with 70 mph winds and an earthquake thrown in there for the fun of it.. well, Welcome to California...

The shrimp were spared until the spring...
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #19
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My daughter and I have been traveling since Sept. in the Northwest. I'm an Airstream wanna be now for about 3 years. This is the first opportunity for me to travel RV style. We borrowed my sister's T@DA to see if we loved this lifestyle, now it's all I want to do but we have to head back to Fredericksburg, Texas this Friday, BUMMER!!!! Anyway, we will be in Eugene, Oregon and wanted to drive down Hwy 101 to see Northern CA on the way home. Is it safe to drive this drive in a 19 ft travel trailer? We have encountered some crazy winds this trip. I just don't want to get blown into the ocean---not good.
Any ideas on where we should cut over from Interstate 5 to 101 and any suggestions on where to stay on 101 and where we should cut over back to the Interstate to head to Texas? Thanks for your help. Hope all of you STAY WARM DRY.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:08 PM   #20
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We've been making our way north from LA the last few days, and got slammed at Costanoa north of Santa Cruz the other night. Awfully fun to be rocked to sleep listening to the ocean, though. We were diverted off the 1 once north of Half Moon Bay, but I've gotta say the knuckles have for the most part stayed flesh-colored.

Off to Mendocino this morning, and hoping for more of these now clearer skies!
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #21
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101 is safe for pulling a trailer and where you cut over to I-5 will depend on how much traffic you want to endure on 101. If you have not been to San Francisco you may want to cut over after the Golden Gate bridge.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #22
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We cut over to I-5 south of Willits, CA over 20 to Williams. I just checked the weather on the coast, the high wind warning expires this hour (11:00 pacific time). 126 from Eugene is a good way to get to the coast.

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #23
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My rain gauge in Carneros had 3.75 inches this morning. A far cry from the 6" that they were touting. The wind that was supposed to blow at 70 mph didn't really materialize. Driving this morning from Napa to Healdsburg was a breeze. I don't understand why the news organizations need to sensationalize something as everyday as weather. I guess it was a slow news day.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #24
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Has anyone driven Hwy 199 from Interstate 5 to Cresent City, CA?
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #25
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Has anyone driven Hwy 199 from Interstate 5 to Cresent City, CA?
Good road, a little curvey west down the hill from Cave Junction, very pretty drive. Top off in Grant's Pass, fuel will get pricey once you hit the coast. You will have one steep pull south of Cresent City; piece of cake.
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We did the hwy 199 thing over the summer from Oregon --> CA.. It was nice but get gas on the Oregon side as it's much cheaper than CA.. Once you dump out in the redwoods on the CA side (just south of Crescent City IIRC).. If you go through Eureka and are really hungry, checkout the Samoa Cookhouse (not serving Samoan food -- BTW) -- it used to serve food to loggers back in the hayday of logging and has a logging museum and whatnot.. If you do check it out, make sure you're HUNGRY!..

As for heading further south, if you don't like busy cities, skip San Francisco -- the traffic can be BAD IMHO.. If you follow the 101 thru SF, you'll be driving through parts of SF (downtown) before you get to the other side.. I'd probably be tempted to take hwy 20 back over to the '5' as I'd prefer to go thru Sacramento proper and Stockton over SF -- again, IMHO!
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We''ll stay north of Sacramento after pulling 20 over to the "ribbon" and leave early early to get through town. Sacramento can be a driving zoo!
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I was listening to the radio today and they stated that there were over 1800 crashes in the bay area alone in a 24 hour period. Crazy huh
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