The commute home tonight was not much fun. I was already late leaving work and knew that it would be a stretch to make it to Bible study on time in Patterson.
Traffic was not any worse than usual, but not very fun to drive in the rain that was falling. The rain tapered off as I got to the Altamont and it was not too bad, especially as I was moving slower.However, once I got over the Altamont the winds started picking up. I made the decision to head to home instead of to Patterson and by the time I made it home I was very glad that I did.Sustained winds are at 25+ mph and gusting to 50 mph. In fact the Tracy Police department has issued the following alert:
Tracy PD Nixle Alert: Due to high winds, Tracy is experiencing a large number of fallen trees & branches blocking roads. Please avoid driving unless necessary.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Advisory that is in effect until midnight.
I am definitely in for the night.
The pictures here were all taken by just turning on my camera, pointing it forward and quickly taking the shot. No looking to see if they were good or changing settings for a better shot. They didn’t turn out to bad.