California may take another pounding today from the first big autumn storm.
Forecasters have issued a high surf advisory along much of the coast and a coastal flood watch is up for the northern and central part of the state through Sunday.
Winds gusting to 70 miles-an-hour toppled trees and power lines yesterday. In the San Francisco area, more than 350,000 people lost power.
Power outages with this storm are still a problem in the Mother Lode. Reports of the lights being out in Standard, Blue Bell East near Tuolumne City and also in Copperopolis. PG and E crews are working of the problems.
Flights were delayed at San Francisco´s airport, where a cargo building was damaged by the wind.
Cirque du Soleil acrobats canceled opening night after their big top tent collapsed.
On the up side, parched farms in the Central Valley are getting some much-needed rain – and there´s fresh snow for ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada.