A group of nurses from the Registered Nurse Response Network were set to depart from San Francisco International Airport Thursday night for the Philippines to help provide relief to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials said emergency crews could find more bodies when they reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides.
Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday’s dry, sunny weather was expected to turn wet overnight with a rainy, cold front passing through the region.
KPIX 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno reports that only 1.34 inches of rainfall has been recorded downtown since the start of the year. A normal total through February would be 8.51 inches.
A winter storm hit Northern California on Tuesday, bringing with it chilly temperatures, rain and snow as low as 1,500 feet.
Gray skies and drizzle are in the forecast for the Bay Area Wednesday, but no heavy rainfall is expected, a national weather service forecaster said.
Bay Area residents may want to bundle up, as a cold-weather system is headed this way and will linger for several days, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Rainy condition on Christmas Day were expected to continue as a front coming into the San Francisco Bay Area will bring moderate to heavy showers this evening, according to a forecaster for the National Weather Service.
This year’s drenching rains have many concerned about the possibility of landslides, but one expert from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said they don’t necessarily happen during the rain.