This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.
PACIFICA (CBS SF) – The City of Pacifica is asking people to reduce their water use during the rainy weather. The massive rain totals have caused problems for the waste water treatment plant. City officials […]
It’s being called #HellaStorm in typical NorCal lingo, and #Stormageddon, albeit sarcastically, but the storm mentioned as the potential “Storm of the Decade” delivered Thursday, flooding homes and businesses, plunging over 100,000 into darkness, delivering waves of nearly 30 feet to Mavericks, winds above 135 miles per hour in the Sierra, and rainfall of several inches. At the peak, 6.6 million Bay Area residents were under an emergency flash flood warning, and the Russian River is still forecast to rise 32 feet by Friday.
As promised, the San Francisco Bay area was smacked with an intense storm Thursday morning, prompting flood advisories downing trees delaying transit and cancelling classes and work for much of the Bay Area.
Tourists willing to brave the stormy weather in San Francisco Thursday won’t get the chance to check “ride a cable car” off their San Francisco to-do list.
Despite the expected heavy rain from this week’s upcoming storm, customers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District will see their water bills increase to cover costs for improving services associated to the state’s ongoing drought.
While a major storm won’t arrive for another day, officials with the National Weather Service said warmer ocean temperatures could make the storm stronger before it arrives.
San Francisco Pleads For Public’s Help Cleaning Out Storm Drains In Advance Of Monster Storm Due Wednesday Night
The potential flooding is so severe, and so imminent that San Francisco public works officials are actually asking for the public’s help clearing out clogged storm drains and other parts of the runoff system in advance of Thursday’s deluge.
The National weather service has issued 15 warnings for the Bay Area, more than a day ahead of a powerful storefront expected to dump heavy rain on the region.
Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade.