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A Day of Atmospheric River Calamities Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Written by The Standard StaffPublished Dec. 27, 2022 • 8:16pm
A man crosses Sanchez Street in Duboce Triangle during a storm. | Sophie Bearman/The Standard

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Tuesday was full of storm-created surprises as the atmospheric river starts its run.

A San Ramon sporting goods store’s roof collapsed. Monstrous waves with 20-foot crests are crashing against the coast in Marin County. Flooding slowed morning commutes creating a 3-mile backup on the Highway 101 in Monterey County.

“It’s very likely to be [the] wettest end of year in the Bay Area and north Central Coast since 2005,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said Monday on social media.

Air travelers are stranded at Bay Area airports as the bomb cyclone deals havoc across the nation.

“It’s just been a disaster,” Oakland resident Amanda Glazer told The Standard. Canceled flights ruined her travel plans.

Other travelers were delayed by six days.

Meanwhile, Lake Tahoe is bracing for 8 feet of snow during its peak skiing and snowboarding season. Resorts are turning away visitors because of the weather.

San Francisco proper has avoided any weather-caused catastrophes so far. Department of Public Works crews cleared felled trees. The department is also offering free sandbags to the public for fortifying properties at risk of flooding.

“The main front is now down the Monterey Bay, but scatter showers extend all the way back to Marin County, with clearing behind that. The front will continue to move south through Tuesday,” NWS shared on social media Tuesday evening.

Forecasts show a break in the rain Wednesday morning, but showers are likely to return by night time.

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