Posted by: ronclegg | January 5, 2008

The Big One…! or so they say

jan5-storm-email-1.jpgWell, this is Saturday morning, Jan.5, 2008. For once the weather guys got it right. 60 knot winds along the central coast, check!; 30 ft waves, check!…. this morning the monterey weather buoy reported swells at 32.5 feet with a period of 16 seconds…impressive!; there are huge waves rolling in as I write. So, here are a couple photos I took about an hour ago showing impressive white water, waves, etc. The rollers coming in are brushin the planks on the capitola pier…
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  1. apparently the lowest depression in recent memory, lower millibars than Hurricane Katrina and lower millibars than the Perfect Storm. However, I was not impressed. The winds were only 48.8 knots at 50 feet above sea level in Moss Landing Harbor. That’s 55 mph.

    A few busted tree limbs, and a torn tarp. The best part is I got a half a day off because the power was off at work.


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