Sunday 01/17/10 – Work and Incoming Storm

Sunday 01/17/10

  • Early Start. Crews go to an early start on the beach below 320 Esplanade. Judging by the way the building shook, they were moving a terrific amount of rock but since I didn’t see activity down at the rock staging area by Chit Chat Cafe, I guess they were repositioning and tightening up the boulders already there. Were they taking advantage of a low tide before the storm hit? Not sure but that’s my guess.
  • Days Missing – ??. On Thursday we heard that a decision regarding the fate of 330 Esplanade might be released shortly. (See my notes from 1/14 below).  Curiously though, more than a week ago KTVU reported that owners and engineers would meet and we’d get a decision “early in the week” – say Monday or Tuesday 1/11 or 1/12. Some sort of meeting did happen, since the work on 310 and then 320 was approved. What happened with 330 Esplanade? Don’t know.
  • Speaking of the storm. MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT. This is in addition to the prodigious predicited rains… 4 or more inches in most areas to and 10+ inches in the coastal mountains (see Hydrologic Outlook).
    MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
    449 AM PST SUN JAN 17 2010
    
    ...VERY LARGE SWELL EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
    
    .A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS MUCH OF
    THE UPCOMING WEEK.
    
    A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST WILL
    HELP TO DIRECT A LARGE SWELL WITH A LONG FETCH TOWARD THE COAST.
    SEAS WILL BUILD THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK AND ARE
    EXPECTED TO GENERALLY BE 25 FEET STARTING BY WEDNESDAY MORNING
    WITH SOME AREAS POSSIBLY SEEING CLOSE TO 30 FEET. IN
    ADDITION...THESE STORM SYSTEMS WILL ALSO BRING PERIODS OF GALE
    FORCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT THROUGH OUT THE WEEK.

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