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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Three's Company: The Mother Of All Bay Area Storms

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 11:31 AM

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Are you ready San Francisco? Because apparently all hell is about to break loose. I'm talking about the weather, not the tiger. The first of three (count 'em!) storms will slam the area this afternoon carrying all the fixings: heavy rain, high winds and possibly flooding and power outages. The worst is scheduled for tomorrow morning. At noon today a high wind warning goes into effect and already flights are being delayed coming into SFO.

In the Sierra shit is going to get real raw, real quick with wind gusts already clocking in at 100 mph in some places and whiteout conditions expected. The Lake Tahoe area could be buried in up to 10 feet of snow by Sunday. Needless to say, get the umbrellas out and rent a couple of really long movies -- it's going to one of those kind of weekends.

For more hardcore storm porn check out ABC7's Live Doppler Maps, CBS5's Hi-Def Doppler Radar, and NBC11's Weather Plus Map. There's also live webcams here, here and here. Go crazy weather geeks. This is your moment to shine.

Photo courtesy/National Weather Service

-- Brian Bernbaum

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