Another barrage of another atmospheric river rains has wreaked havoc upon the Bay Area during the evening and—most egregiously—during this morning’s commute. And with that, a flash flood watch has been issued for San Francisco and coastal areas.
The flash flood watch remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon. This includes the following areas: Coastal North Bay (Point Reyes National Seashore), North Bay Interior Valleys, North Bay Mountains, Northern Monterey Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Mountains, and the Los Padres National Forest.
In urban areas, expect pooling of water along low lying roadways with poor drainage.
Bay Area streams, creeks, and rivers should expect flooding “and potential rock and mud slides."
A handful of ferries were also canceled due to the weather.
“The 7:30 a.m. ferry from Alameda to South San Francisco and the 7:40 a.m. ferry from Oakland to South San Francisco were closed due to inclement weather,” reports SFGate, adding that “8 a.m. ferry bound for Harbor Bay out of San Francisco’s Ferry Building was also canceled due to the weather.”
A number of North Bay schools are also closed today due to the storms.
- Storm prompts Bay Area school closures [SFGate]
- Three Bay Area ferries canceled due to weather [SFGate]
- Flash flood warning [Google Alerts]