Live: Storm Slamming San Francisco, Sierras, Reno

By Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist
December 2, 2012; 9:53 AM ET
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A powerful storm that slammed into the West Coast late Saturday night will inundate California with heavy rain and damaging winds through this evening. Heavy rain and snow is hitting the Sierras hard while gusty winds are extending into inland areas, including Reno, Nev.

While the heavy rain and damaging winds will stay north of the Los Angeles Basin, dangerous surf will slam the Southern California coast through this evening.

Some cool pictures and tweets were abundant on Twitter early Sunday.

LATEST STORM UPDATES:

11:32 a.m. PST: 61-mph wind gust 5 miles west-northwest of Indian Wells Canyon in Kern County, Calif.

11:01 a.m. PST: Mud and rock in the west bound lane of Route 129 and Rogge Lane about 10 miles east-southeast of Santa Cruz, Calif.

10:50 a.m. PST: 70-mph wind gust in Beulah, Wy.

10:15 a.m. PST: A snow covered Interstate 80 late Sunday morning PST just west of Truckee, Calif. in the Sierras.

10:00 a.m. PST: California DOT webcams show rain changed to snow on Interstate 80 just west of Truckee and snow is piling up fast. Roads are already covered.

9:15 a.m. PST: Feather River Canyon in northern California is closed as water is overflowing Route 76 along with several small landslides.

9:05 a.m. PST: Large redwood tree down across entire road near the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Skyline Boulevard near Belmont, Calif.

8:16 a.m. PST: 8th street flooded in San Francisco as torrential rain pounds the city.

8:07 a.m. PST: California Highway Police report a mudslide blocking parts of Kings Creek Road 3 miles north of Boulder Creek, Calif. in Santa Cruz county.

7:40 a.m. PST: 2,000 homes with power in Citrus Heights, Calif.

7:32 a.m. PST: A hurricane-force wind gust of 80-mph 10 miles southwest of San Jose, Calif.

7:11 a.m. PST: Power outages in San Francisco affecting over 8,000 customers due to wind damage.

7:00 a.m. PST: Major creek and urban flooding reported near Lakeport, Calif.; trees and power lines knocked down.

6:55 a.m. PST: Tree down blocking roadway 4 miles northeast of Rohnert Park, Calif. in Sonoma County.

6:30 a.m. PST: 2-3 feet of water overrunning a road at Dry Creek Road and Highway 299.

6:21 a.m. PST: 6 rock slides and heavy debris about 4 miles northeast of Redding, Calif.

6:11 a.m. PST: 72-mph wind gust at Blue Canyon, Calif., just shy of hurricane force.

6:00 a.m. PST: 52-mph wind gust at San Francisco International Airport. Delays of over one-hour being reported by the FAA.

5:33 a.m. PST: Trees down across roads, possibly on power lines 4 miles southwest of Sebastopol, Calif.

5:20 a.m. PST: 58-mph wind gust just southwest of Santa Rosa, Calif.

5:00 a.m. PST: 2.88 inches of rain in 24 hours near Gold Beach, Ore.

4:58 a.m. PST: Wind damage brought power outages around Santa Rosa, Calif., impacting over 6,000 customers.

4:42 a.m. PST: 67-mph wind gust measured at Norris Hill, Mont., with tropical storm-force sustained winds of 52 mph.

4:21 a.m. PST: 50-mph wind gust howled at the San Francisco International Airport.

3:41 a.m. PST: 52-mph wind gust in Reno, N.V.

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