With hurricane-force winds, the San Francisco and Sacramento areas were blasted with another unrelenting storm causing flooding. The afternoon commute in San Francisco was at a standstill when strong winds blew over a big rig truck on EB I-80 on the Bay Bridge. Most areas were under flood watch conditions until Tuesday night.
The winds have been so severe, a couch was thrown out of a high-rise building flying through the air and almost hit a man. Add large trees crashing on cars and broken windows and glass falling on pedestrians and it’s a mess.
A Historic Drought:
Since 2011, California has been in drought conditions every year except 2018-19. Fires of unseen proportion occurred in this last drought. According to the Fire Chiefs Association website, the 4 largest fires in the history of the state (records dating back to 1889) happened between 2020 & 2021. Six of the top 10 fires ever in California happened during these 2 years as well. This doesn’t include the 2018 Campfire which is the deadliest fire in the state's history taking 85 lives.
Snow in the San Francisco Bay Area?:
After years of the biggest fires, power outages, and droughts in California’s history, it snowed in late February. East coasters may frown, but this much snow has not been seen in the Northern California area since 1976.
The media has stated that milder storms are on the horizon. The hopes are that it won’t make things worse and that warmer weather will soon be here.
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