January continued to make a splash across the Coastside over the last week as wave upon wave of historic storms slammed the coast. Downed trees, giant boulders and massive mudslides blocked roads and took down power, cable and internet connections, and an ominous hole opened to close one of the most important roads on the San Mateo County coast.

Some rain has fallen on the coast every day since Dec. 27, according to Coastside meteorologist Jan Null. Dec. 27, 2022 to Jan. 15, 2023 is the wettest three-week period on record in Half Moon Bay, Null said. The rain saturated the ground and high winds toppled trees up and down the coast of California. There have been too many problems to mention, but the highlights read like a disaster movie:

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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