Heavy rain and strong winds expected in Bay Area
Bay City News Service
January 4, 2007
Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to return to the Bay
Area today, creating the possibility of powerful gusts of around
50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The high winds have already created problems for residents in
the North Bay this morning after a tree came down on power lines
in downtown Mill Valley, blowing a transformer and knocking out
power for about 50 residents, according to a Pacific Gas and Electric
High winds are likely to cause further problems on Bay Area roads
as the day progresses, and drivers are advised to keep an eye
out for downed power lines and debris that could clog roads. If
possible, drivers are advised to stay off roads altogether.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through
The National Weather Service has also issued a high surf advisory
for the Bay Area coastline through noon Friday, with 15-foot swells
expected to roll onto shore by this afternoon.
Beachgoers are advised to be wary of rip currents and localized
beach erosion, according the weather service.
The storm is expected to calm down by this afternoon as a cold
front moves down the coast.
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