The "First Storm Of 2019" That Wasn't

A collection of our photos from the “first big storm of 2019” that was “supposed” to hit the #Oakland #SanFrancisco #SanJose Bay.


Forecasters predicted the region would see 4 days of non-stop rain with major wind gusts and huge ocean swells, producing massive waves at the coastline.


Heck, they even predicted the possibility of water sprouts, lighting, and thunder.


Needless to say, none of that happened-at least not at the level the forecasters predicted.


As a matter of fact, out all that rain, there was only one recorded lighting strike in Oakland.


And then, when all the rain was supposed to leave, the REAL rain hit the area Thursday morning with #BART almost imploding from downed trees, flooded track ways, and an unexpected earthquake, with its trains (full of passengers) actually bypassing stations due to wet train brakes not working properly and missing the stations.


So, we’re sure there will be other “big storms” coming, and we will be there with our camera to get photos, because, as you can see, Oakland did survive.


However, we wonder how you could call a storm "the biggest storm of 2019" when the new year is only about 2 weeks old.


Just wondering....


Credit: Oakland Photo Vault 2019




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