A strong atmospheric river is causing severe weather conditions, including powerful winds, downed powerlines and trees, and blocked roads across the Central Coast. Monterey County has issued evacuation warnings and orders for several areas, and the final day of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been rescheduled for Monday. Tens of thousands of PG&E customers are without power across the Central Coast, with specific areas in Santa Cruz and Monterey County being the most affected. Additionally, several roads in Santa Cruz and Monterey County are closed due to the severe weather conditions.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for low-lying areas of the Carmel River and evacuation warnings for the Bolsa Knolls area. Large animal owners have been advised to evacuate as soon as possible, with the County of Monterey providing information for animal sheltering services. PG&E reports that thousands of customers are without power in both Santa Cruz and Monterey County due to the extreme weather. Various roads in Santa Cruz and Monterey County are closed due to fallen trees, flooding, and mudslides, causing blockages and traffic disruptions. The severe atmospheric river has caused chaos and disruptions across the Central Coast, with residents and authorities working to navigate the challenges posed by the extreme weather conditions.
Specific areas in Santa Cruz County, such as Watsonville, Pajaro Dunes, and the Santa Cruz Mountain communities, have been significantly affected by power outages. Similarly, the outages in Monterey County are concentrated in Marina, Pebble Beach, and areas south of Pebble Beach along the coast. These events indicate the widespread impact of the powerful atmospheric river on the region. The severe weather has caused significant disruptions, and residents and authorities in the affected areas are working to address the challenges posed by the extreme conditions.