Rain, Wind Whips Bay Area

After much warning and waiting, the North Bay and San Francisco started getting hit more steadily with rain about 8 a.m. Friday morning, bringing much-needed precipitation to the drought-stricken state and Bay Area.

28 photos
1/28
Robert Handa / NBC Bay Area
Highway 9 south of Highway 35 in Santa Cruz County was shutdown in both directions when a mudslide pushed debris onto the road, authorities said, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.
2/28
NBC Bay Area
In SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood, a fallen tree has been quite a spectacle.
3/28
NBC Bay Area
Children gather near a fallen tree in Bernal Heights Saturday.
4/28
NBC Bay Area
Bay Area residents reported downed trees as a result of the storm.
5/28
NBC Bay Area
PG&E trucks help to remove downed trees Saturday in the Bay Area.
6/28
NBC Bay Area
PG&E crews are working around the clock to help Bay Area residents during the storm.
7/28
Robert Handa
A tree toppled onto a car with a family in it near Santa Cruz.. A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several homes in Washington state and unleashed hurricane-force winds in Nevada.
8/28
Riya Bhattacharjee
San Francisco braces for its first rain this year. In this photograph, city employees trim branches on King Street Friday to prepare for the rain.
9/28
Riya Bhattacharjee
The rain came down fast Friday morning in San Francisco, creating some traffic snarls on the Embarcadero during the morning commute.
10/28
Photo via @nvbound
It's been raining since lunch time at Tom Kitayama school in Union City.
11/28
Terry McSweeney
Impact of Friday's storm in Mill Valley.
12/28
Robert Handa
CHP and the San Jose Fire Department rescue a family from an overturned car on slick Highway 87 Friday morning.
13/28
Damian Trujillo
A tree falls down on a car in Willow Glen Friday.
14/28
@_trinababy via Twitter
A viewer sent this picture of rain in Concord Friday.
15/28
Terry McSweeney
NBC Bay Area's Terry McSweeney says it's a nice day for a bike ride in the rain.
16/28
Via Twitter @kosherxsalt
Bean the cat watches the rain in San Francisco.
17/28
Terry McSweeney
Pouring rain and wild winds at Northgate Mall in San Rafael.
18/28
Jodi Hernandez
Surface flooding in Windsor.
19/28
Mark Matthews
NBC Bay Area's Mark Matthews rides along with the CHP today.
20/28
@rurzua via Twitter
Rain in downtown San Francisco Friday morning.
21/28
Terry McSweeney
Rain in Sausalito Friday afternoon.
22/28
Mariya Koroleva
Rain comes down in the Bay Area Friday afternoon.
23/28
Sara Bueno
High wind warning near the San Mateo bridge Friday.
24/28
Bob Redell
Rain falls on the Embarcadero in San Francisco early Friday morning.
25/28
NBC Bay Area
San Francisco braces for heavy rain and wind Friday morning.
26/28
NBC Bay Area
A tree in Hillsborough crashes on a set of gates.
27/28
Robert Handa
#Tree fall #storm. Driver upbeat: Tells #NBCBayArea 'no one hurt and I'm Insurance Agent so Claim already in!'
28/28
NBC Bay Area
Flooding on 101 at Marsh Road in Menlo Park. - Feb. 8, 2015.
Contact Us