Can you see them? 2 cars on Beech St. in East Palo Alto were damaged by a huge tree. pic.twitter.com/TInLqkkDtP— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) December 16, 2016
All in all, that was no Rainpocalypse. But Thursday's big pre-winter storm, caused by an "atmospheric river" of moisture inundating much of the West Coast, dumped over seven inches of rain in some places in Sonoma County, as well as in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and people are dealing with downed trees and tree limbs all around the Bay Area. There was some flooding along the Embarcadero during the afternoon, as we reported, but the National Weather Service says SF proper only got 1.28 inches of rainfall, as the Chronicle relays though it looked to me like we like we got that much in one hour alone at one point yesterday.
ABC 7 reports on various downed trees including on freeway ramps in South San Francisco and Daly City, and a pair of cars got damaged by a fallen tree shown in the tweet above, in East Palo Alto.
Also, a "huge tree fell onto a house and a Mercedes on Tamalpais Avenue" in San Anselmo, according to the station, but there were no injuries there.
There was some minor flooding in Rohnert Park, as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports and as shown in the video below. The paper also reports on just three minor power outages in the middle of the day, in Sea Ranch, Rohnert Park, and Cazadero.
A larger power outage affecting over 3,000 PG&E customers happened in Fremont, as ABC 7 reports.
The Press-Democrat also reports on some road closures in rural western parts of Sonoma County, including a downed power line that shut down Redwood Drive between Guerneville and Monte Rio.
Fears of flooding along the Russian River did not bear out, however, and the storm only took the river to several feet below flood stage, according to the paper.
So, nothing too disastrous! Just a healthy amount of wetness that we sorely need. And the reservoirs are filling up, at long last including Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino, which were at 90 percent capacity before the storm.