Stormy San Francisco

Stormy San Francisco
That was some insane batshit windstorm yesterday, wasn’t it? I could barely walk outside without getting drenched, and having an umbrella was near useless thanks to it being blown away every few seconds. Our office building lobby has all glass walls, and whenever the wind slammed the doors shut, the walls would shake like we were in the middle of an earthquake. Also, I heard reports from friends and family that trees were falling left and right, motorcycles were tossed about like spinning tops, and power outages were a-plenty. Here’s a couple of SF Chron stories about the storm yesterday and the effects it had throughout the bay:
Storm causes widespread outages: Fierce wind gusts close to 100 mph in parts of Bay Area
21,350 without power in Bay Area
‘Course, a buddy from the mid-west said it wasn’t that big of a deal and we were making a big brouhaha over it. Which is probably right. But we’re wimps, remember?

Photo by rgrjnr

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike D (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    I was driving home on Monterey Street last night and there were downed trees left and right. photo:

  2. Shana (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    It was garbage collection Tuesday morning on my street on the hill, so I got to see plastic garbage containers blasted down the hill spraying clouds of garbage. And I retrested to a room with few windows because it almost seemed like the windows were about to blast in from the pressure! YIKES!

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