In most years, the winds also help push ocean surface waters, churning up cold water from down below. That process, called upwelling, did not happen as much over the winter.
Several cars were trapped beneath fallen scaffolding Tuesday morning as heavy wind blew through the Bay Area.
High wind advisories are in effect for four Bay Area Bridges Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Powerful wind knocked down scaffolding at a construction project in San Francisco Tuesday.
Roberta, how much rain has fallen today and how hard did the winds blow? Is it all over? Will we really see a thunderstorm?
So hold onto your hat and/or use an extra pump of hairspray. It’s going to be a windy Tuesday.
A wind advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of the North and East Bays, especially Napa and Contra Costa counties, until 10 a.m. Monday.
Google announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.
Crews are working to clear trees and power lines that were knocked down in this weekend’s Bay Area storm.
Strong winds blew debris off a roof, hitting pedestrians on the head and forcing the temporary closure of Market Street in San Francisco.