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Red Sky at Morning, Sailor Take Warning

Our wet fall weather is expected to continue through the weekend, as the first storm moves into Silicon Valley today. Flights at SFO have been cancelled.

 

Rain is expected to slide down from the north by late this morning and give a good soaking to the Silicon Valley.

By 9 a.m., the rainstorm had reached San Francisco International Airport. Overnight, and into the morning, higher peaks in Marin County had reported rain levels of up to four inches.

Today is also the heaviest travel day of the holiday season at SFO. An estimated 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through, and more than 2 million holiday travelers are expected to use the airport between today and Jan. 6, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said.

At the airport, 26 departing flights and 28 arrivals had been cancelled as of 9:30 a.m. Particularly hard hit were passengers expecting to fly on SkyWest Airlines, which cancelled 35 flights according to flightstats.com.

Snow and turbulent winter weather in the Midwest is also causing flights delays between the Bay Area and Chicago, said SFO duty manager Linda Perry.

A high wind advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. with southern winds up to 20 mph.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue tonight with lows expected to be in the lower 50s, and southern winds up to 20 mph.

Rain and possible thunderstorms will stick around on Saturday.

A high surf advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday.

-Bay City News contributed content to this article.

Bob M December 21, 2012 at 07:32 PM
"T'was the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because the power was out." PG&E strikes again! Time to batten down the hatches, as the above mentioned sailor reminds us.
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 07:46 PM
"The rate hikes were sent through the post office with care, in hopes that the price was something people could bear." Solar panels are looking pretty good right about now.
Claudia Cruz (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Hee, hee! You both are too funny!
Mike Donegan December 21, 2012 at 08:42 PM
And what to my wondering eyes with a start, but a crap old meter that wasn't so smart
Bob M December 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Well, tis the season. That and a little spiked eggnog doesn't hurt the creative juices...
Beatrice Karnes December 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM
No poetry here...just compliments to the photographer. Gorgeous photos, Dave!
Claudia Cruz (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Mike, Bob, Vanessa, I think we got the makings of a new Xmas poem. Let me see if I can get more contributors!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) December 22, 2012 at 02:29 AM
When out on 101 PG&E trucks caused quite a clatter, So I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew with a flashlight, Because I knew it would be a very long, cold, dark night.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) December 22, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Dave, you're up.
Betsy December 22, 2012 at 03:33 PM
This not a poem! sorry.. But it is indeed quite a pleasure, to wake up to read the news on my android and find my mind serenade with such creative writings ....Thank you! ..some spiked eggnog eh?...l think l am heading out to the store:-)

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