Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.
More rain fell in the Bay Area on Thursday than normally falls for the entire month of May as a spring storm moved through with lightning, thunder, hail, and downpours.
The Bay Area saw widespread showers across the Bay Area accompanied by dozens of lightning strikes over the past few hours.
Another late-season storm system is expected to arrive in the Bay Area as early as Wednesday evening.
An unseasonably cold spring storm pushed south through California and Nevada on Thursday, bringing snow to Sierra Nevada peaks that have largely been free of snowpack after another dry year.
A KPIX Weather Watcher spotted a funnel cloud from Sebastopol Thursday morning.
Many of us had given up on seeing another drop of rain or flake of snow fall on Northern California this season, but as forecasts predicted, rain is sprinkling parts of the Bay Area Thursday and the Tahoe area is getting a much-needed snow sighting.
The Bay Area will have a rare chance of hearing thunder as a storm passes through on Thursday.
Overnight rains led to flooding on Bay Area highways and were thought to be the cause of several accidents.
Gusty winds above 37 mile per hour, rainfall after 11 p.m., and snow in the mountains will hit Northern California as a brief storm moves through the drought-parched state.