Category: winter cycling

New trails on Santa Clara County trail flooding page: Penitencia and Stevens Creek

Our recent drought-busting rains in the San Francisco Bay Area gave me enough good data to enable two additional trail segments on the Santa Clara County trail flooding information page.

Muddy Guadalupe River Trail January 2017

I added Penitencia Creek under I-680 in the city of San Jose, and Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View underneath Highway 101. I also tweaked the predictive flooding algorithm for Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Thank you to Joey Rozier, who gave me information on Stevens Creek flooding and even posted video of a suggested detour. Stevens Creek doesn’t flood often, but when it does the detour can be substantial, so I hope knowing flood status ahead of time helps with planning.

Thank you also to my colleague Matt Murphy, who gave me flood information for Penitencia Creek.

*** Santa Clara County trail flooding information.

Attention SF Bay Area: “Atmospheric River” on the way, possible heavy rain

It’s time to refresh the waterproofing on your rain gear and ensure your fenders are in good shape. The National Weather Service tells us to expect rain beginning Thursday night to Friday as an “atmospheric river” of moist air arrives, with another system moving in for additional rain over the weekend.

Atomospheric River October 2016 rain forecast NWS Bay Area

For those riding Santa Clara County trails, look for real-time trail flooding status here.

Atmospheric River image courtesy National Weather Service Bay Area.