It was a cold, stormy weekend in Sacramento – the type of weather the region hasn’t often seen in the past few years.
The tow calls on a rainy Sacramento Friday have been constant, which is fine with him. The more cars Robert tows, the more money he makes.
The rain turned into snow a lot lower than expected making for a mess on the roadways. In the Blue Canyon area, Hector Ochoa and his family weren’t expecting to get stuck in four hours of messy traffic between Sacramento and Kingvale.
The lightning was to blame for a number of power outages, leaving more than 1,000 people without power at different times on Friday. The DMV in Sacramento was also without power for a time this morning.
Winds gusting up to 134 mph over ridge tops early Friday closed ski resorts around Lake Tahoe, snapped dozens of trees more than 2 feet-thick, downed power lines and sparked a series of small brush fires.
The bulk of 2015’s first major storm will hit just after the Friday morning commute.
Storms will roll through starting later Thursday night. The peak of the first wave of the storm is expected to roll through during rush hour in Sacramento, between 4 and 6 p.m. Winds in the valley are expected to come from the south at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
The storms that struck California this month has uncovered fossils on beaches and mountains along the Pacific Coast that date back anywhere from 5,000 to 10 million years.
The first storm in a one-two punch of much-needed moisture arrived Tuesday in Southern California, bringing light rain after unleashing downpours in the northern part of the state.
More rain is headed to California, but the two storms approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.
Forecasters said Sunday they expect more rain for California, but the two water-bearing fronts approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.
Another storm will arrive in our area on Monday. It won’t have the powerful winds and won’t bring as much rain as the last one.