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Thursday night’s high winds caused a range of damage around town and left residents talking about what they were seeing and hearing. We pulled their reactions into a Storify package. For more photos of the destruction wrought by the windstorm, check out Berkeleyside’s Facebook page where we are posting readers’ images.
Strong winds throughout the North and East Bay are taking down trees, knocking out power and sending debris, branches and leaves swirling through Berkeley streets Thursday night.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory this afternoon for the East Bay hills and the Diablo range that will be in effect through 10 a.m. Friday. At 10:40 p.m., PG&E reported 37 outages affecting 7,561 customers in Berkeley.
Residents around Thousand Oaks, near Peralta and Gilman, and on Oregon Street near Sacramento reported being without power. … Continue reading »
As the weather heats up — the National Weather Service is predicting that the temperature will hit 87 degrees by Thursday – officials have issued a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The wind is expected to pick up speed around 6:00 p.m. today, with heavy gusts of up to 50 mph possible by early Wednesday morning. The strong winds should last until 6 p.m. May 1.
The official fire season in Berkeley hasn’t started yet, but the fire department is taking extra precautions in anticipation of the heat and wind, according to Avery Webb, interim deputy fire chief and public information officer. Firefighters have been asked to check their wildland firefighting gear and put it in their vehicles, he said. … Continue reading »
A cold front coming through the Bay Area over the next few days is forecast to bring temperatures in Berkeley to near-record lows, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to plumb the low 30s. The record low for January 10 at Oakland Airport was 26 degrees in 1949. The day’s average low is 42 degrees.
According to an NWS forecaster, the front originates in Alaska. The cold weather is forecast to last at least through the weekend. … Continue reading »
Friday, as November drew to a close, the wet weather was on many people’s minds. They shared on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and more. Scroll down to see what inspired them.
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A tree limb heavy with leaves was felled by the storm Thursday night on Channing between 9th and 10th streets. Michael O’Heaney shot the photos here and said how impressed he was that the city was out at 7:15 a.m. Friday morning cutting the branches and clearing them away. “Good job Berkeley!” he wrote.
The National Weather Service forecast is for rain to continue almost without stop through to Sunday night, thanks to the so-called Pineapple Express (not the stoner movie, but the meteorological phenomenon). … Continue reading »
Strong winds whipped through the East Bay on Wednesday night, toppling trees and knocking power out to thousands of people. The National Weather Service is warning that the gusts — which may reach up to 70 miles per hour — will continue through Friday. The wind will not only whip through the hills, but will blow up to 45 miles per hour in the flats.
A gray, dense fog dripping moisture has settled over the Bay Area, bringing with it the region’s customary summer gloom. Temperatures are a full 10 degrees lower than average.
Today and tomorrow in Berkeley should start with fog and clear by the afternoon. Friday will bring clear skies, but it won’t warm up until the weekend. Temperatures will not top 60 in town until Saturday, according to WeatherUnderground.
Are you a fog fan? Or a sun fan?