Strong Winds, Rain Cause Major Damage Across the Bay Area

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a downed tree and caution tape on a street.
Downed tree on Bryant Street, San Francsico during the bomb cyclone, March 21, 2023. (Danny Skarka)

If you felt like your house might blow away yesterday, you aren't alone. The storm that battered the Bay Area Tuesday was stronger and more destructive than weather services forecasted. Blisteringly high winds toppled trees and tore down power lines. Rain, which was also heavier than anticipated, soaked waterlogged soil, causing floods that have closed down roads. Thousands remain without power. We'll talk with meteorologist Gerry Diaz about where this latest storm came from and why it was so ferocious.


Gerry Díaz, newsroom meteorologist, San Francisco Chronicle