El Niño storms rocked the Bay Area this weekend, sending down rain as well as trees. This morning, we started the week with another storm. KTVU reporters recorded driving rain in the early morning hours.
Feels like we're going through a car wash #Berkeley #EastBay #Rain #ElNino pic.twitter.com/WNxXniOyvk— Allie Rasmus KTVU (@arasmusKTVU) March 7, 2016
The Marin Independent Journal reports a weekend total of 4.8 inches of rain on top of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Chronicle says Orinda measured 6.26 inches while Downtown SF weighed in with just 2.37 inches. Monterey and Santa Cruz counties had more rain than anywhere else, with some areas recording in excess of 10 inches .
Power outages and flooding were reported throughout the region, and driving around San Francisco Sunday morning, you didn't need to hear the official totals, as numerous felled trees could be spotted throughout the city. This morning, a felled tree blocked Highway 92 between I-280 and Half Moon Bay for some time.
UPDATE: Hwy 92 b/w I-280 & Half Moon Bay is back open after fallen trees blocked rd. @sal_castaneda has more @ 6am pic.twitter.com/t8hLVuVMJ4— KTVU (@KTVU) March 7, 2016
Over the weekend, KPIX reporter Christie Smith tweeted about the many felled trees in the region.
Strong winds and rain in SF tonight. Several trees down in one neighborhood. #ElNino pic.twitter.com/2rtzvJCubI— Christie Smith (@christies_nbc) March 6, 2016
This morning, Mike Nico of ABC News 7 reports that more rain is on the way this week, with the greatest chances of storms today and Thursday.
The active weather continues this week. Check out our chances of rain the next 7 days. #bayarearain pic.twitter.com/RewFQlQAG1— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) March 7, 2016
Nicco says the storms will not pack the same punch as the Saturday and Sunday round.
- Marin rainfall totals exceed 4 inches for weekend in spots, with more on the way [Marin Independent Journal]
- Parts of Bay Area get nearly 7 inches of rain in 72 hours [SFGate]