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Watch Lightning Strike Golden Gate BridgeWatch Lightning Strike Golden Gate Bridge
By - posted 1/17/2023
San Francisco, Storm Watch

Thanks to the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area for sharing this cool footage of lightning striking the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Thanks to their Mersea cam, they were able to capture the distant video of the lightning striking the bridge at 4:42 pm. Check out the more...

Rare Bay Area "Ocean Tornado" Spotted in Sonoma CountyRare Bay Area “Ocean Tornado” Spotted in Sonoma County
By - posted 1/16/2023
Storm Watch

Thanks to SF Gate for spreading the word about this hiker’s discovery on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Santa Rosa resident Omar Rogers spotted a rare waterspout, a tornado that’s formed over water, near Sonoma County’s Ocean Cove area. The swirling vortex of air and water mist usually forms in tropical locations. The more...

SF's WWII Battery Bunker Slides Down 200 Foot Cliff Onto BeachSF’s WWII Battery Bunker Slides Down 200 Foot Cliff Onto Beach
By - posted 1/16/2023
San Francisco, Storm Watch

A World War II-era military structure has fallen onto the beach at Fort Funston, park service officials said on Monday. The concrete battery bunker slid down a rain-soaked bluff, according to a post on social media by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. No injuries were reported, but visitors are urged more...

IRS Pushes Back Taxes for Bay Area Residents Due to StormsIRS Pushes Back Taxes for Bay Area Residents Due to Storms
By - posted 1/12/2023
Bay Area Updates, Storm Watch

By Katy St. Clair, Bay City News Foundation The Internal Revenue Service has extended its annual tax return due date by a month for people who live in areas impacted by the recent storms, the IRS announced on Tuesday. California storm victims now have until May 15 to file their individual more...

Check Out SF's Glowing Forest Submerged Due to RainsCheck Out SF’s Glowing Forest Submerged Due to Rains
By - posted 1/10/2023
Artsy Fartsy, Storm Watch

Golden Gate Park’s beautiful lighted forest, “Entwined” is submerged underwater. With all the heavy rains, we caught a glimpse of Entwined on New Year’s Day where the ground was turning to soup. As we know, the rains continued, and now Entwined, located in Peacock Meadow, is now located in the newly formed more...

You Can "Adopt" & Name SF's Storm DrainsYou Can “Adopt” & Name SF’s Storm Drains
By - posted 1/7/2023
Only in San Francisco, Storm Watch

Thanks to our friend Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing that San Franciscans can now name our storm drains, and they’re amazing. San Francisco wants you to adopt a drain. Join thousands of local volunteers and adopt one of the 25,000 storm drains in our beautiful city and pledge to keep it free more...

Emergency Storm Shelters Open in SF & OaklandEmergency Storm Shelters Open in SF & Oakland
By - posted 1/5/2023
Getting Help, San Francisco, Storm Watch

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation In response to the forecasted stormy weather conditions and flood warnings in the region, San Francisco opened emergency beds for unhoused residents seeking shelter for the next week and a half. From Tuesday through Jan. 15, the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing more...

SF Runs Out of Sandbags Ahead of Storm, But More Available TodaySF Runs Out of Sandbags Ahead of Storm, But More Available Today
By - posted 1/5/2023
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Storm Watch

Ahead of the storm, San Francisco made 10 sandbags available to residents and businesses to prevent flooding from an atmospheric river hitting the city this week. However, the San Francisco Department of Public Works said Wednesday morning, January 4, that they unfortunately, ran out of sandbags. Thankfully, San Francisco Public Works more...

East Bay Parks Closing Jan. 4-5 Due to Atmospheric RiverEast Bay Parks Closing Jan. 4-5 Due to Atmospheric River
By - posted 1/4/2023
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Storm Watch

Due to expected storm conditions and high winds, all East Bay Regional Parks are closed Wednesday, January 4, 2023, through Thursday, January 5, 2023. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning for the San Francisco Bay Area with flooding, landslides, and rapidly rising rivers more...

Massive Sink Hole Caused by Storm Closes Oakland ZooMassive Sink Hole Caused by Storm Closes Oakland Zoo
By - posted 1/2/2023
Oakland, Storm Watch

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation Storm damage has closed the Oakland Zoo until at least Jan. 17, zoo officials said Sunday. A major sinkhole caused by a collapsed culvert under the vehicle entrance to the zoo at Golf Links Road opened during the weekend storm. The zoo said the culvert, more...

Daredevil "Surfs" Flooded Street in Santa CruzDaredevil “Surfs” Flooded Street in Santa Cruz
By - posted 12/29/2022
Storm Watch

Heavy rains have caused flooding in Santa Cruz County, and thanks to KRON4 for sharing a video by Action Sports Construction that shows an adventurous spirit who took the opportunity to surf the flooded street in Rio del Mar. The video below shows the daredevil, donning a wetsuit, surfing the wake more...

Where to Get 10 Free Sand Bags in SF for Heavy RainsWhere to Get 10 Free Sand Bags in SF for Heavy Rains
By - posted 12/29/2022
San Francisco, Storm Watch

More rain is coming and San Francisco wants you to feel prepared. Flood Watch in effect for the forecast area later Friday & continuing through Saturday evening. Rain light to moderate at times thru Friday, saturating the soils. A strong Pacific storm brings HEAVY rain Friday night & Saturday w/ rapid more...

SF's "The Great Highway" Turns Into the "Great Sandway"SF’s “The Great Highway” Turns Into the “Great Sandway”
By - posted 4/19/2022
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, San Francisco, Storm Watch

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that after two unusually windy storms, San Francisco’s The Great Highway has turned into the Great Sandway. An abundance of sand has taken over sections of The Great Highway, creating massive sand dunes that have engulfed traffic light poles and buried rip current more...

Rare Snow Falls on Mt. Hamilton with More ExpectedRare Snow Falls on Mt. Hamilton with More Expected
By - posted 12/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Storm Watch

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Snow fell on Mt. Hamilton and likely on other higher elevations of the Bay Area overnight and more could be on the way, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said Monday morning. The weather service does not have cameras tracking snowfall but alertwildfire.org does and more...

"The Heaviest Rain is Yet to Come"“The Heaviest Rain is Yet to Come”
By - posted 12/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Storm Watch

By Bay City News Service An atmospheric river continued to drench the Bay Area on Monday morning, flooding roadways and bringing gusty winds to parts of the region. Totals for the last 48 hours show heavy rain in some locations around the greater Bay Area, with Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County topping more...