(KRON) — BART is experiencing delay and thousands are without power as the wet weather continues Tuesday with steady rain throughout the morning and chances of thunderstorms across the Bay Area by the afternoon. But fear not; the wetness will dry up for a few days by Wednesday before more rain over the weekend and into next week.
But not before things start to get a little chilly.
10:00 p.m. — Whiteout conditions force ski resorts to close in Tahoe
Several feet of snow and blizzard conditions are making traveling to the Sierra nearly impossible, and more than 70 miles of Interstate 80 are closed due to snow.
The inclement weather also caused Kirkwood Mountain Resort to shut down. KRON4’s Gayle Ong has more on the weather-related damage.
6:30 p.m. — Wet roads cause crashes in Contra Costa County
Car crashes kept California Highway Patrol tied up during Tuesday morning’s commute. KRON4’s Philippe Djegal spoke to CHP and some drivers about the dangers of the wet conditions.
1:20 p.m. — Freeze Warning, Frost Advisory in effect for Bay Area
Colder air Tuesday night into early Wednesday will bring very cold conditions across the Bay Area bringing temperatures in some parts down to 28 to 32° degrees, prompting a Freeze Warning, and others down to 33 to 36 degrees, prompting a Frost Advisory, according to NWS. The Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory will be in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday.
11:45 a.m. — Over 4K Bay Area customers still without power
There are some 4,367 Bay Area customers being affected by power outages, according to the latest numbers from PG&E. The majority of impacted customers are in the South Bay.
|11 a.m.||Affected Customers|
|Bay Area Total||4,367|
11:10 a.m. — BART still experiencing weather-related delays
BART delays due to wet weather conditions are ongoing and may be up to 20 minutes, according to an alert from 511 SFBay. This is an increase from earlier when the transit system was reporting 10 minute delays.
10 a.m. — Thousands left without power
PG&E’s latest power outage report showed 4,259 customers were still without power due to the storm, with the majority in the South Bay.
Bay Area Outage Numbers (Tuesday, Feb 28)
|9:30 AM||Affected Customers|
|Bay Area Total||4,259|
7:45 a.m. — Redwoods down in South Marin
The South Marin Fire Department reported several Redwood trees down at 460 Cascade Drive in Mill Valley blocking Cascade Drive just before Lovell Avenue and blocking shared driveway to residences. One large redwood dominoed into a second growth stand causing the whole stand of four trees to fall.
Cascade Drive is currently closed between Throckmorton Avenue and Lovell Avenue.
5:45 a.m. — BART trains delayed
BART officials said trains would be running 10 minutes slower than normal due to wet weather. Plan your commute accordingly.
Monday, Feb. 27
9:45 p.m. — Hail showering down in San Francisco
The NWS is advising those living in San Francisco to seek shelter due to expected hail showers and wind gusts of 30 miles per hour. Video shows hail showering down in San Francisco. Hail is expected in Oakland, San Francisco and Berkeley until 10:15 p.m., according to the NWS’ latest weather statement.
9:35 p.m. — Storm system brings more snow to Mt. Diablo
Many people took advantage of the snow on Mt. Diablo Monday afternoon. KRON4’s Amanda Hari spoke with people who made the trip up the mountain.
9:30 p.m. — Driver crashes into CHP patrol car on Highway 280
A California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries and a passenger was left uninjured after a car slammed into the officer’s patrol car Monday afternoon. The officer and passenger, who were both in the front seats of the patrol car, were waiting on a tow truck on the side of Hwy 280 following a prior crash that occurred when a driver “lost control and veered across all lanes” before slamming into the officer’s car, CHP Officer Ross Lee said. CHP advises drivers to use caution while driving in wet conditions. KRON4’s Justin Campbell spoke with CHP Officer Ross Lee on the incident.
7:46 p.m. — Hail hits the City of Oakland
Video shows hail showering down in one Oakland neighborhood.
A rainy Monday morning is expected to be followed by the possibility of thunderstorms Monday afternoon and more wetness Tuesday and Wednesday. High elevation snow–above 3000 feet– and gusty winds are also expected.
1:20 p.m. — Special Weather Statement issued for Bay Area
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for Fremont, San Jose and Hayward warning of 30 mile-per-hour winds and possible pea-sized hail effective until 2 p.m.
12:50 p.m. — Flooding, snow closes Palo Alto roads
All lanes of El Camino Real at University Avenue in Palo Alto are closed in both directions due to road flooding, according to the Palo Alto Police Department. Avoid the area if possible.
Page Mill Road was also reported closed between Moody Road and Skyline Boulevard due to snow on the roadway, PAPD tweeted.
10 a.m. — Special Weather Statement issued for East Bay
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for Hayward, Pleasanton and Livermore warning of 40 mile-per-hour winds and potential pea-sized hail in effect until 10:15 a.m.
8:50 a.m. — High winds, hail warning for Bay Area
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for San Francisco, Oakland and Concord warning of 40 mile-per-hour winds and possible pea-sized hail until 9:15 a.m.
The same statement has been issued for San Mateo, Redwood City and Palo Alto until 9:45 a.m., according to the NWS.
8:30 a.m. — Special Marine Warning in effect
A Special Marine Warning is in effect in the waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point 10-60 nautical miles and coastal waters from Point Reyes to Pigeon Point California out to 10 nautical miles until 8:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Expect winds greater than 34 knots (about 39 miles per hour), possible pea-sized hail and possible waterspouts
6:30 a.m. — When will rain start in my area?
By 7 a.m. Monday, the Peninsula will start to see some showers while heavier rain will begin to pick up in the North Bay, KRON4 meteorologist John Shrable said. By 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., that heavier band of rain will sweep through the Peninsula into the East Bay, and by 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., will start hitting the South Bay.