It’s been a wildly windy few days across California.
Northern California was the first to feel the lashing blasts, which spread to the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys then as far south as San Diego County.
In city, at least a dozen trees came down, police Officer John Tozzini told KGO-TV (Ch. 7), which reported that more than 20,000 utility customers lost power in the Bay Area. Read More
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.
“Temperatures will start dropping” today, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
Daytime highs in the greater Bay Area are expected to be in the low 50s, and overnight temperatures will dip to about 35 to 40 degrees, he said. Read More
The rain-soaked Bay Area will get a slight reprieve from stormy weather for the next couple of days, a National Weather Service forecaster said Wednesday.
Isolated thunderstorms and hail hit parts of the region throughout the day Wednesday, but today is expected to be dry, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
Northern Californians slogged through another day of wet and windy weather as the second storm of the weekend moved through the region, causing headaches for people driving on freeways and delays for air travelers.After a bit of a break in the weather Saturday evening, a slow-moving but more powerful weather system delivered heavy rain and strong winds Sunday, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. Read More
The third rainstorm to pound the Bay Area in the past five days disabled public transit, flooded storm drains and caused thousands of power outages across San Francisco on Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.03 inches of rain had fallen in downtown San Francisco by 11 a.m.
“It was a pretty intense band of rain that moved right through The City,” said Austin Cross, a meteorologist with the weather service. “It was a similar amount of rain as the previous storm, but it happened rather quickly.”
Road closures, flooding and power outages greeted commuters, as expected, Wednesday morning, and it was just the beginning of the storms expected to wallop the Bay Area this week.
Up to an inch of rain fell in parts of the region, which led to closures of roadways in Palo Alto and highway ramps in Marin County. In San Francisco, Great Highway was shut down in both directions by noon because of flooding, but otherwise no major flooding was reported in The City. Read More
A series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday morning, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on parts of the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
The storms will start around the time of the morning commute Wednesday and continue through the weekend, bringing winds of 40 to 50 mph and 1 to 3 inches of rain to most parts of the Bay Area, forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More
It’s been hella hot outside, but the heat wave is over.
In San Francisco, temperatures soared into the high 70s on Monday and Tuesday, but a cooling pattern today is expected to bring more typical weather for November, with rain possible.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in The City today will peak in the mid-60s — a whopping 20 degrees lower than the start of the week. By Thursday, rain is even forecasted. Read More
A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way.
The exploding streak was visible over the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California, and there also were reports of a loud boom.
“It looked like a plane crash or rocket,” said Philip Terzian, an amateur astronomer who happened to photograph the meteor while atop a ridge around Palo Alto. Read More
Temperatures are expected to be above normal in the Bay Area through the rest of the week, but residents should have umbrellas handy — National Weather Service forecasters say the first major storm of the season could hit the region next week.
San Francisco will be about 75 to 80 degrees, five to 10 degrees hotter than usual, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More