San Diego, CA - The second of a series of 3 or 4 storms (depending on which report you listen to) hit on Tuesday bringing less rain but more wind damage to the area. Two tornado watches were issued, although none was reported, and dozens of trees were blown over by winds that were reportedly hitting over 50 mph in some places. The third and heaviest storm should reach the County sometimes Wednesday afternoon, and will continue through Friday (or into a fourth storm late Thursday, according to some meteorologists). Below are a few images from Tuesday's fast-moving storm.
As usual when the rains hit, parking areas at Fashion Valley Mall were flooded and the San Diego River topped the appropriately named Avenida del Rio.
At Ocean Beach heavy surf pounded the OB Pier, causing some damage and forcing its closure until repairs can be made (most piers were already closed due to the storm, so there were no injuries). In spite of the storm, or maybe because of it, there were people out to experience the power of nature.
All photos © Stephen Prendergast/Recovering Teacher Photography