Berkeley wakes up to strong, gusty winds

Wind gusts of more than 50 mph woke many Berkeley residents early today as trees tossed and swayed under a particularly bright moon and at least one redwood tree in the south of the city lost a branch.

KTVU reported 50+ mph gusts on Grizzly Peak and Fish Ranch Road in the Oakland-Berkeley hills. At 6.55 a.m., Wunderground was recording 31.2 mph winds from the North East with gusts of 55.1 mph. On Twitter @ced1 reported high winds in downtown. Fire engine sirens could be heard around the city.

Berkeleysiders who hear or see of fallen trees or other consequences of the wind, email us information to tips@berkeleyside or use the citizen journalism function on your Berkeleyside iPhone app to send us details and/photos directly.

7.11a.m.: @tahirata on Twitter writes: “Branches of all sizes strewn over paths on the UC Berkeley campus, making bicycle and skateboard traffic difficult.”