Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
Two people were killed Thursday in wind-related accidents in Oakland, a city that so far is bearing the brunt of extreme winds in the Bay Area that have left thousands without power, brought down trees and fueled fires throughout the region.
A foot of snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra overnight and a 103 mph wind gust blew across the mountains near Lake Tahoe before an early winter storm blew out of the area early Monday.
Race 14 was postponed Saturday because the wind hadn’t settled in from the desired direction by the 2:40 p.m. cutoff time.
Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.
High winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
Tuesday’s dry, sunny weather was expected to turn wet overnight with a rainy, cold front passing through the region.
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.
Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains are all in the forecast as Northern Californians brace for a weekend of wintry weather.