Feb 6, 2015

Pineapple Express wreaks havoc on Northern California commuters

San Francisco, CA
Monterey, CA
USA
by
Joseph Serna and Larry Gordon
,
Los Angeles Times
Pedestrians take cover in the Chinatown district of San Francisco as a powerful storm rolled into the Bay Area. Image: Ben Margot / Associated Press)
Pedestrians take cover in the Chinatown district of San Francisco as a powerful storm rolled into the Bay Area. Image: Ben Margot / Associated Press)

A so-called atmospheric river of rain and powerful wind triggered massive delays at San Francisco International Airport, knocked down power lines and wreaked havoc on Northern California commuters...The storm started off the Pacific Coast and was swooping as far south as Monterey before pushing east. Some mountains could receive as much as 10 inches of rain through the weekend, the National Weather Service said. The rain totals were only about half an inch in San Francisco.