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As predicted, a powerful storm arrived Friday, ending a near historic dry stretch for the Bay Area.
Today we have a Flood WATCH and a wind ADVISORY in effect. What is the difference?
Crews in San Francisco were busy clearing storm drains in preparation for an incoming storm Thursday.
From Thursday through Monday, waves of water will wash over the Bay Area, drenching mountain tops in nearly a foot of rain, battering the Sierra with 100 mile per hour wind gusts, and triggering countless flash floods across the region.
For snow to fall in Tahoe three things need to happen. First, The air must contain sufficient moisture. Secondly, The air must be forced upward. And lastly, the air temperature must cool to 32 degrees or below as the air is rising.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.
Here are sandbag locations around the Bay Area.
The massive storm bearing down on the Bay Area will dump up to 10 inches of rain on the highest local mountains, triggering a rise in the Russian River of a whopping 20 feet, 6 inches by 3 p.m. Saturday, according to National Weather Service river forecasts.
KPIX 5 Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers your weather questions