I live in the central valley, and all the Sacramento weather reporters are down playing this storm, likes it's really no big deal. So what gives? Quoting: In-Situ
Reminds me of the mid 90s. I lived in San Francisco, a friend who worked on an oil tanker had seen the radar "The shit is going to hit the fan". Not a peep on the news or in the paper.
House shook all night from the wind, in the morning the big gusts hit, trees bent flat to the ground. Then the power went out. It was not long after thanksgiving, had left over pie that had to be finished off quickly.
Power was out for two days. The winds stripped the bark off the trees in GG park and partly destroyed a 100 year old glass house. Winds hit over 100mph in some higher areas.
Walked the park with no cars and hardly any people. The roads and paths where all blocked by fallen trees. They lost a few thousand trees in the park. Falling trees took out the power feed to the much of the Richmond which happened to run along the park.
Downtown was a disaster, scaffolding ripped away from buildings. News paper boxes scattered everywhere.
Wonder if it will be another storm like that?