UPDATE: Atmospheric River Drenches Northern California With Historic RainfallA cyclone off the Northwest coast aimed a potent atmospheric river into Northern California Sunday, dumping a stunning amount of rain in parts of the Bay Area over a 24-hour span, weather officials said.
UPDATE: Atmospheric River Winds Flip Trucks On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; Topple Dozens Of Drought-Weakened TreesWinds topping more than 50 mph howled through the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday, toppling two big rigs on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, ripping down dozens of drought-weakened trees and forcing residents in San Francisco's Forest Hill neighborhood from their homes.
Atmospheric River: Defiant Santa Cruz Mountain Residents Say They Will Ride Out The StormAuthorities have issued an evacuation order for hundreds of homes in and around the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn scar area in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but many local residents say they will ignore the order and ride out the potent storm in their homes.
Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern CaliforniaNorthern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were preparing for a massive storm arriving Sunday that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.
Atmospheric River: North Bay Communities Prepare For Major Storm; Flood Concerns In Fire Scarred AreasAs the atmospheric river continues to move towards the Bay Area and the forecast begins to materialize, North Bay residents are concerned, particularly in areas ravaged by last year's massive wildfires.
Bay Area To Be Battered By Atmospheric River; Incoming Storms Prompts Warnings, EvacuationsBay Area residents were bracing for an atmospheric river-fueled series of storms which have prompted a number of watches and warnings across the region, especially for areas scarred by wildfires - including in the Santa Cruz Mountains where some evacuations have been ordered.
Flash Flood Watch Issued For Wildfire-Scarred Areas Of North BayAreas of the Sonoma and Napa counties torched by the wine country wildfires are under a flash flood watch with the arrival of heavy rain on Wednesday.
Flash Flood Watch Issued For Soberanes Fire Burn AreaA Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the area affected by the Soberanes Fire as rain moves back into the region Thursday.
Flash Flood Watch In Effect For North BayA flash flood watch was in effect until Sunday evening for the North Bay's mountains, interior valleys and coast, including Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
Bay Area Set For Soaking; Flash Flood Warning For North BayFlooding could be possible in parts of the Bay Area over the next several days, as a series of El Niño-related storms passes through.