January 03, 2006
We're drying out here at the vineyard after receiving about 8 inches of rain over three days, culminating with nearly 5 inches on Monday, January 2nd. Gusts of wind topped 40 miles per hour. It looks like there was remarkably little damage from such a strong storm; we're seeing only a little erosion on our roads.
Winter storms like these are normal parts of the Paso Robles climate. Although the vineyard averages about 30 inches of rain a year, it is normal to see the bulk of that in just a handful of storms.