After four days of rainfall, the San Francisco Bay Area has seen SOME relief to some areas, while other regions remain in “EXTREME to EXCEPTIONAL Drought. Over a foot of rain accumulated in Venado (12 miles west of Healdsburg) and as a result, the coastal mountains are now considered in a “Severe Drought”, not as dismal as the remaining Bay Area. In fact, many interior valleys received less than 1 inch of precipitation in the rain gauge and the Salinas Valley tallied less than 1/2 inch from the Friday through Monday rain event. Not nearly enough to note markedly improved conditions there.
The Bay Area received some impressive rain over the last few days. One of the wettest spots is a place many people probably haven’t heard of.
Crews are working to clear trees and power lines that were knocked down in this weekend’s Bay Area storm.
East Coast weather has prompted 22 cancellations at San Francisco International Airport Monday, airport officials said.
More than 2,000 PG&E customers in the Bay Area are still without power Monday morning following the weekend rain and windstorm, utility officials said.
Strong winds blew debris off a roof, hitting pedestrians on the head and forcing the temporary closure of Market Street in San Francisco.
A brief break in the rain provided Bay Area residents with spectacular rainbows Sunday.
A large tree branch and downed power lines closed state Highway 9 in Santa Clara County for about two hours Sunday afternoon, according to the CHP.
An overturned tanker that spilled fuel closed state Highway 1 north of Jenner, a community in Sonoma County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Flooding slowed traffic on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just north of Marsh Road in San Mateo County Sunday afternoon.