While the weekend’s storm didn’t ravish the Bay Area in the same way it did Southern California—major sections of area freeways closed while flash flood warnings hit LA County, including San Pedro, Long Beach, and Torrance—we did manage to take a few punches from the most recent storm.
The North Bay felt the brunt of it all, similar to last week’s tempests.
“The entire Bay Area was under a flood watch, but areas along a strip in the North Bay encompassing Sebastopol, Rohnert Park and Petaluma were flooding on Monday morning” reports SFGate. “The Mark West Creek near Mirabel Heights west of Santa Rosa was 5 feet over its 55-foot flood stage on Monday morning. The nearby Russian River in Guerneville neared flood stages when it crested around 6 a.m.”
High tides also wreaked havoc. The famed cement ship in Aptos, the S.S. Palo Alto billed as the most famous concrete ship on the West Coast, fell victim to thrashing waves.
Rains will continue to hit the Bay Area until at least Tuesday.
Here are some scenes of this past weekend’s exceedingly damp weather.
Road or River? SR 121 at SR12 in Sonoma County underwater after latest round of #CAstorm pummels Bay Area. pic.twitter.com/kiONKNTarL— KPIX 5 (@CBSSF) January 22, 2017
#NilesCanyon closed due to Rock and #Mudslide 1/4 mile east of Palomares. Use alternate route. #castorm pic.twitter.com/xDOLmgcaJN— Alameda Co. Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) January 22, 2017
Bean Creek is roaring this morning; Lockhart Gulch bridge, outside Scotts Valley #CAstorm #santacruzmountains #CAflood pic.twitter.com/sXI4kd2zBy— Eliza (@bikewyn) January 22, 2017
Storm waves on Sonoma Coast of CA on 1.21.17. #castorm #oceanpower @NWSBayArea pic.twitter.com/1uUsI5TBdx— craig philpott (@CphilpottCraig) January 23, 2017
17 mile drive got a little shorter @NWSBayArea #castorm pic.twitter.com/k0V7faflNZ— Kevin D'Angelo (@DAngeloKevin) January 22, 2017
Massive eucalyptus tree falls, crushes cars outside restaurant in #Lafayette on Sunday. #BayAreaStorm https://t.co/iTBPezdSWY pic.twitter.com/LJsaY15WIv— KCBS 106.9 FM/740 AM (@KCBSNews) January 23, 2017
Double Rainbow! #BayArea #SF #castorm @CBSSF pic.twitter.com/j4N18PMn9P— Paul Deanno (@PaulDeannoKPIX) January 23, 2017
Our #cawater miracle winter continues! Check out this drone video of #SacValley water flows by John Hannon #cawx #CAstorm #CAflood pic.twitter.com/2psYb6G2aG— Sacramento Valley (@SacValleyCA) January 23, 2017
#perspective: I'm about 5'4 . Base of massive Eucalyptus that fell #Lafayette approx 2-3x my height #castorm @KTVU pic.twitter.com/PHpYw0QUct— Allie Rasmus KTVU (@arasmusKTVU) January 23, 2017