It's been two years since the last rainpocalypse, and just like in 2014, part of the Embarcadero is under water today. A one-two punch of rain and the king tide is to blame, and helpfully a Chronicle reporter is on the scene to document the very wet mess.
Precipitation is coming down hard north of the city as well, with KRON4 reporting that flash flood warnings have been issued for both northern Marin County and Sonoma County. The warning is scheduled to remain in effect until 5:00 p.m., practically guaranteeing a nightmare commute home for those returning to the North Bay.
Up in notoriously flood-prone Guerneville, the Chronicle reports that river levels may go as high as 28.9 feet today.
“I would prepare for inclement weather, prepare for some moderate to heavy rain when the front comes through — it will definitely be some of the heavier rains we’ve seen over the last few days,” National Weather Service forecaster Matt Mehle told the Chronicle.
If that's not enough, a Bay Area wind advisory is also in effect until 10:00 p.m. tonight. And with gusts possibly hitting 50 miles per hour, those walking the streets are facing a pretty serious soaking. If you're heading down near the Embarcadero for any reason (company holiday party?), make sure to put your rain boots on first.
A couple cuties frolicking through King tides during the storm. It's the BEST DAY EVER. pic.twitter.com/VlyUmM0V00— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) December 15, 2016