(KRON) — Follow our live blog for updates on the Bay Area storm.
Sunday, Sept. 18
4: 15 p.m. – NWS reports lightning strikes along the Sonoma Coast
Lightning strikes right along the Sonoma Coast about 5-6 miles north of Bodega Bay. Seek a sturdy house or car for shelter & stay inside for at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. #cawx pic.twitter.com/j8DAynfO2x— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) September 18, 2022
3:30 p.m. – Point Reyes NPS described why Drake’s Beach has such high water levels today
With the south wind, incoming tide and storm, there’s no beach at Drakes! Today, the water levels are reaching up to the ice plant. pic.twitter.com/GNKrgh20xV— Point Reyes NPS (@PointReyesNPS) September 18, 2022
3:00 p.m. – KRON4’s Amy Larson shared a close up look at all of the puddles she’s seeing in Santa Cruz.
2:20 p.m. – NWS is reporting thunder and heavy downpours near Cloverdale
2:00 p.m. – SF Bay Ferry service disrupted due to “dodgy” conditions
The San Francisco Bay Ferry is experiencing disruptions and cancellations due to “dodgy conditions” on the Bay, according to a tweet from SF Bay Ferry. The transit agency says it expects to resume normal SF Bay service later today.
1:20 p.m. – Multi-car accident on U.S. 101
A car accident involving multiple vehicles slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 101 in Marin County. Fire crews are currently on scene removing debris from the roadway.
12:30 p.m. – KRON4’s Justine Waldman shared some gorgeous greenery in her area of the Bay.
11:45 a.m. – Wind takes down tree branches
Point Reyes National Park Service shared a photo of a downed tree on Ottinger’s Hill.
A viewer shared a photo of a downed tree branch in the downtown San Jose area near Park Avenue and Sonoma Street.
11:30 a.m. – Disabled trains cause further BART delays
BART announced that service has stopped in the Transbay Tube because of multiple disabled trains between Embarcadero and Lake Merritt. Riders are asked to find alternative transportation at this time. BART noted that AC Transit is offering a Transbay Bus Service via the Transbay Transit Center.
10:15 a.m. – Rain is hitting many parts of the Bay Area at this hour.
KRON4’s Grant Lodes shared what he is seeing in his area.
It’s legit raining in the Bay in September 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/kMnf1AExLg— GrantLodes (@GrantLodes) September 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – BART delays expected
BART has announced a 10-minute, systemwide delay today due to wet weather conditions, according to a service advisory alert.
8:00 a.m. – Highest rain amounts so far in northwest Sonoma
Rain amounts overnight ranged from a few hundredths across Marin and southern Napa Valley to 0.25 on average in the Sonoma valleys, according to the NWS Bay Area on Twitter. The highest amounts, ranging from 0.50 to 0.68, fell in northwest Sonoma.
7:00 a.m. – Showers move into North Bay overnight
As an early-season storm descended on the Bay Area, showers moved into the North Bay overnight, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service Bay Area. Amounts so far vary from a few hundredths to 0.13″ in Sonoma and Marin counties, according to NWS. There were showers in San Francisco overnight and light rain in Napa County.
Check back for updates on the Bay Area storm.