The video shows a person rafting through the heavily flooded streets of San Francisco

San Francisco experienced heavy rains over the weekend due to extreme weather conditions that inundated various parts of the city, leading to road closures and half-flooded cars. A video showed a person flowing through the standing water.

John Shrable, a meteorologist at local news station KRON 4, shared the video on Twitter, which had nearly 30,000 views as of Sunday morning. In his tweet, he said the city had seen over 5 inches of rainfall. However, he did not mention the names of the areas that experienced heavy rainfall or the location of the person who flowed through the streets.

“This is what 5.46 inches of rainfall looks like in one day in San Francisco. The record for the wettest day, 5.54 in November 1994, was just missed. I wish everyone a safe New Year’s Eve because there is still plenty of standing water! #AtmosphericRiver,” Shrable wrote.

Another video posted by Raj Mathai, a news anchor on NBC’s KNTV, showed people driving through flooded streets in Palo Alto, California.

Meanwhile, various parts of California saw heavy rain, snow and wind on Saturday, causing flooding and landslides after another “atmospheric flow” hit the west coast, which it said resulted in “extreme” weather conditions The New York Times.

The powerful “atmospheric flow” that causes weather conditions in San Francisco is often called the “Pineapple Express” because it quickly transports water vapor from Hawaii to the west coast Chronicle of San Francisco.

San Francisco saw 2.96 inches of rain late Saturday morning, breaking a 173-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The highest rainfall record was 2.12 inches of rain in 1849.

The video shows a person rafting through the flooded streets of San Francisco
A street cleaner from the San Francisco Department of Public Works tries to clean a drain flooding an intersection December 11, 2014. Heavy rains fell in San Francisco over the weekend due to extreme weather conditions that flooded various parts of the city with road closures and semi-submerged cars, with video showing a person rafting through the standing water.
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This was announced by the San Francisco Fire Department news week on Saturday that dozens of Cars stuck in standing water in the streets and said dozens of areas were affected by the flooding. The department confirmed that there had been no injuries or deaths at the time.

The department also announced temporary road closures, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), saying all lanes of Highway 101 at Oyster Point in the southern part of the city were closed Saturday morning due to “extreme road flooding.” The southbound and northbound lanes of the 101 reopened at midnight on Sunday, according to the CHP.

A number of photos posted by the fire department showed damaged homes and mudslides on Avenues Leconte and Meade. Another photo posted by the department showed a large tree falling and crushing a car on 24th and Chattanooga streets, but causing no injuries.

This was announced by the San Francisco Fire Department news week on Sunday that the Great Highway from Point Lobos to Balboa remains closed due to a mudslide, Clarendon in Panorama due to a fallen tree and Cesar Chavez in Pennsylvania due to flooding.

Heavy snowfall has hit areas around Lake Tahoe in eastern California and western Nevada this weekend, according to weather forecasters. More snowfall is expected throughout the week Tahoe Daily Tribune reported.

The NWS recently said that California’s eastern Sierra region, which makes up the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, would experience “showers, heavy snowfall and a low chance of thunderstorms” on Saturday morning.

Update 1/1/2023 4:33 PM ET: This article has been updated to include comment from the San Francisco Fire Department. The video shows a person rafting through the heavily flooded streets of San Francisco

Rick Schindler

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