OMG Bay Area, a Bomb Cyclone is Heading Right For Us

The National Weather Service expects a rare “bomb cyclone” currently bearing down on the San Franciso Bay Area to result in downed trees, power outages, and deaths. That’s according to a bulletin issued by the agency on Monday evening.

The upcoming storm–which is expected to arrive early on Wednesday morning and to continue into Thursday–will dump up to 3 inches of rain on parts of the Bay Area.

San Francisco is expected to get less rain, but Marin County will likely get the full brunt of the deluge.

Conditions may well verge on biblical. Soil erosion, gale-force winds, washed out roads, and collapsing hillsides are all possible during this storm, the National Weather Service said.

The upcoming storm is especially problematic because it comes on the heels of another massive storm on New Year’s Eve that caused flooded roads, downed power lines, and drowning deaths.

The Bay Area Telegraph observed crazy conditions and extensive flooding during the last storm. That storm also saturated the ground, which means that when Wednesday’s storm arrives, there’s nowhere for the water to go.

Prepare yourselves and stay safe, Bay Area! This one is going to be a dewsey.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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