Bay Area Storms Produce Lightning, Hail, and Damaging Winds

By: Brian Shields - Fri, 13 Apr 2012 01:32:29 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON) -- A line of severe weather moving across the Bay Area is leaving behind damaged property and power outages throughout the region.

KRON 4's Dan Kerman was in the Oakland Hills late Thursday where high winds knocked over a large tree on Glencourt Drive.  The tree took out power and cable lines and damaged a car.  It took just about an hour to restore electricity to most people in the area.

The same line of storms also produced lightning that could be seen from Pacifica on the peninsula through the South and East Bay regions.

By late Thursday night at least 2,000 people were in the dark in San Francisco with another 1,700 without power in Concord.

Several bridges were under high wind warning.  An official at San Francisco International Airport says lightning hit a United Airlines plane and forced it to return to the airport Thursday evening.  There are no reports of injuries.

KRON 4's Jacqueline Bennett says the rains should stick around through much of the day Friday possibly threatening the start for the San Francisco Giants home opener in the afternoon against the Pirates.

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON4.com for comprehensive coverage as we track the storms through the Bay Area.

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