The cause of a power outage that left 100 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood without power Friday morning was a nearby lightning strike, a utility spokesman said.
The Bay Area was caught by surprise when rare, extreme weather moved through the South Bay Wednesday, and thunder and lightning were possible Thursday.
More lightening strikes were possible in the Bay Area on Wednesday, forecasters said, as the result of an unusual weather system.
Firefighters battled a blaze for four hours in an industrial area of north central Richmond that started early Wednesday morning.
Thunder and lightning may be in the cards for parts of the Bay Area Wednesday as an offshore weather system makes its way through the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.
Firefighters have been making progress against a series of wildfires burning in Northern California, but lightning sparked more than a dozen new fires late Friday and early Saturday.
The storm that struck Thursday night triggered more than 700 lightning strikes around the Bay Area, set new records for rainfall and left thousands without power, officials said Friday.
A day of heavy rain and lightning resulted in 60 flight cancellations in and out of San Francisco International Airport on Thursday, including one flight bound for London that was struck by lightning, an airport duty manager said.
WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Power was restored to all East Bay customers late Friday night after an outage had affected some 22,000 customers from earlier in the evening, according to a utility spokeswoman. The […]