San Francisco is scrambling to prepare for a powerful storm in an area of the city notorious for flooding during heavy rain.
Thursday’s powerful Pacific storm will bring powerful wind gusts throughout the day, with the strongest gusts topping 50 miles per hour.
The Bay Area is hunkering down for a major storm expected to hit on Thursday. Officials are warning of high winds and rain that could cause hazardous driving conditions, but Golden Gate ferry service will still be running during the commute.
A Pacific storm heading toward the Bay Area could generate ten inches of rain, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and treacherous conditions in the Sierra Nevada.
A big storm with strong winds and torrential downpours is rapidly approaching the Bay Area, giving residents a reason to dust off the rain boots — if they’re lucky enough to find any locally.
A gentleman approached me at the Gym last night and said, “Boy, you Weather Forecasters are going to be real embarrassed if this storm is a dud.”
Workers are using crowbars to loosen rocks that could crash down during heavy rains or runoff Thursday and Friday.
Thursday’s massive storm could be the biggest since 2008, possibly the biggest since 1998 with wind gusts over 100 miles per hour screaming over the top of the Sierra, and rainfall amounts forecast above 8 inches for coastal mountains. The key is WHEN it all hits, and that’s where the KPIX FutureCast forecast comes in.
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.
One of the most powerful storms in the past decade is poised to slice across the Bay Area starting Wednesday night, making for a busy end to the week in the CBS San Francisco newsrooms.