True to form, the third in a series of powerful Pacific storms clobbered the North Coast early Sunday morning.  The up-side to the storm was the less than predicted rainfall amounts.  Good news if you live on the Russian River which is forecast to now hit 29.2 feet in Guerneville early Monday, nearly three feet below flood stage

Oddly enough, the Climate Prediction Center has placed Northern California in a long term, abnormally dry category.  Hmm. The graphic was published Thursday, Nov. 29.

Needless to say, this was not a good weekend to drive a car around in low lying areas.

Photo galleries of the flooding an wind damage are here and here.


Robert St. Andre of Rohnert Park pushes his flooded vehicle out of the water at Rohnert Park Expressway and Stony Point Road, Friday Nov. 30, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Milton Lopez drove through flood waters on Mark West Station Road, Friday Nov. 30, 2012 and stalled in Windsor. A good samaritan in white truck, right, towed him out. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Gleason Beach is awash in foam from a high surf, Friday Nov. 30, 2012 north of Bodega Bay. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A large eucalyptus tree crushed the 1994 Southwind motor home of Scott and Jennifer Miller on Lynch Road in Sebastopol Road, Friday Nov. 30, 2012. after the latest storm rolled through. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A road sign on Highway 12 near Freestone bore the brunt of the latest storm to hit Sonoma County, Friday Nov. 30, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A man who did not want to be identified covers up a t a bus stop in Santa Rosa, Friday Nov. 30, 2012 near downtown. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A motorist rolls through a flooded intersection at Copeland Creek Apartments, background, Friday Nov. 30, 2012 in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

-Kent Porter