A woman walks in the rain while crossing an intersection in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. A series of storms dropped rain up and down the state and snow in mountain regions this week, but the latest storm could be the strongest that Northern California has seen so far this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
As promised, the North Bay got walloped yesterday afternoon thru last night. The storms brought rainfall totals from 2 and a half inches to nearly 6 inches in the wettest locations. Wind gusts over 60 miles an hour brought downed trees and debris all over the roadway. P.D. reports a 20-foot tree fell in the Guerneville area and fell on 3 different properties there. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Brian Garcia checks in from the National Weather Service and says the worst is over:
Power outages were experienced all over the area, including Santa Rosa Junior College. The campus was evacuated just after 6pm and the Harlem Globetrotters game was cancelled. All eyes on the Russian River today, which is set to reach monitor stage at Guerneville, and settle a little over two feet below flood stage tomorrow morning.