Friday, December 12, 2014

The passing rain storm, now clearing

San Francsico Chronicle/Evan Sernoffsky, Greta Kaul, Peter Fimrite, 12/12/14. "Bay Area storm pounds region: rain, wind, outages pack punch."

Beth Hird clears a clogged storm drain with her feet to prevent rising water from flooding a building she co-owns at 700 Gilman Street as a major storm hits the area in Berkeley, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
Careful what you pray for
"Pounding rain and howling winds hammered Northern California on Thursday, toppling trees, flooding roadways, damaging property and cutting power to more than a quarter million homes and businesses.

The biggest storm to hit the drought-ravaged state in years inundated roads and highways all over the Bay Area, forcing some motorists to abandon cars in the face of the torrent.

Flooding was widespread as clogged storm drains overflowed and creeks and tributaries went over their banks. The North Bay got the brunt, but streets, lots and low-lying areas were inundated in Novato, Fremont, Pacifica and other places. Cars were submerged in the muddy rush of water in San Bruno and Daly City, where a lake formed on 88th and 89th streets next to Interstate 280."   Read article.  

Note the above article includes 140 weather damage related slides, as well as imbedded videos with ads and related audio.  Photograph by Paul Chinn from this article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Don't forget there is a drought. Save some of that water. Buckets, pails get all of it. Use it to boil potatoes, bath with it, water plants, bong water.


Anonymous said...

3.68 inches of rain Thursday at noon

2.71 inches of rain Friday at noon

Tom C. said...

My rain gauge came in at 5.11 inches for this storm.

Kathy Meeh said...

Tom C (Clifford ?) 328, and 312, appreciate you keeping track of rainfall for our storms. Somehow I wasn't able to find a reliable source rainfall spreadsheet including date, and year-to-date. If anyone knows a good source for that information please advise.

T. Clifford said...

Tom C= Tom Clifford.
I could also go by THC but since that is the active ingredient in Marijuana I though I would avoid guilt by association.