Freeze warning in effect amid snow and rain

San Francisco Bay Area sees significant snowfall for the first time in several decades

The San Francisco Bay Area experienced a torrent of rain, wind and its first considerable snowfall since Feb. 5, 1976.  A freeze warning was issued on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to inform residents of unsafe weather conditions. Bay Area residents were advised to prepare for power outages and stay at home to avoid dangers on the wet and icy roads. 

The City of Cupertino echoed this sentiment, urging residents to find shelter and be aware of the issues snow and rain could create for traveling.

Cupertino resident and Homestead High School math teacher Matangi Rajamani initially spotted snow on the mountains while driving down Rainbow Drive. She traveled with several former students to Saratoga Quarry Park to see the snow. 

“We saw little tiny patches [of snow] here and there — where you can tell there was once [more] snow — [that] was [starting to melt],” Rajamani said. “We kept going up and then there was a road closure and people [were] making U-turns, but there was a part of the road where we could go and we found [snow] off to the side.”

The freeze warning is expected to continue into mid-March, according to CBS News Bay Area.

“There are currently no details regarding any prolific and widely impactful rainmakers that can be stated with any confidence beyond early next week,” the National Weather Service said on CBS News Bay Area. “The only thing that is clear is that we’re in a wetter than normal pattern.”

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