10 Trillion Gallons of Rain Dropped in California During Storm Published Dec 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM | Updated at 9:40 AM PST on Dec 14, 2014
A Caltrans crew tries to clear a flooded stretch of Highway 101 in South San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain.
Ten trillion gallons of rainwater
soaked the Golden State during the week of the Bay Area's largest storm in five years, according to one estimate.
That amount is enough to power Niagara Falls for 154 days.
One meteorologist made the calculation by figuring out the average amount of rain that fell over one square mile. Then, he multiplied that by the amount of square miles in the state.
storms are expected to hit the Bay Area late this weekend.
NBC Bay Area Weather Page