Heavy Rain Falls on San Francisco During Winter Storm

Snow, rain and wind were reported across California’s Bay Area on Thursday, January 16, as a severe winter storm swept through the area. In San Francisco, flooding was reported and flights were delayed.

Widespread rain, wind, hail and snow were forecast to hit on Thursday, prompting flood advisories to be issued through Friday.

As of Thursday evening, 1.21 inches of rain had fallen in downtown San Francisco, the National Weather Service reported. One to 3 inches were forecasted.

At higher elevations, a winter storm warning was in effect on Thursday, with more than 2 feet of snow expected on the Sierra crest. Wind gusts at the highest elevations were forecast to top 100 mph. Credit: @Urban_Adventure via Storyful