[Friday morning update: The NOAA charted a high of 8.71 feet at the Jed Smith gage last night, tapering to 8 feet even on Tuesday, lower than previously estimated.]
The steelhead fisherman is catching a break from mother nature as rains are pelting the Smith River today and have been since last night around 8.
Sometime tomorrow the river is expected to reach a height of just under 11 feet at the Jed Smith gage — and then gradually drop back down to 8 feet on Monday. While the pros often call a high of 12 feet their own version of Nirvana, news of 10 feet-plus during this unusually dry winter is nothing to scoff at.
But all this rain is coming with a price and that is dropping temperatures. Some forecasts are calling for sub-freezing numbers on the Smith tonight — the temperatures have been dropping all day at the bnb, right now we’re in the thirties and falling.
No surprise this shot of the rain-slick deck was shot from inside the house.