Heavy rains on Tuesday brought down the branch of a Liquid Amber tree on McGee between Hopkins and Rose. Photo: Berkeleysider
Rain collects in the cushion of a seat in a Berkeley garden today. Photo: sisterfish3

Berkeley has seen some heavy precipitation today, and more could be on its way. The forecast is for a 50% chance of rain tonight, and 20% Wednesday. Thursday should see a return to more “traditional” summer weather.

Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...

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  1. The construction wheelbarrow in our courtyard in N. Berkeley is nearly 1/2 full as work on our apartment building here on Grant near Cedar is halted yet again by this surreal and still feisty and lingering vis a via the Gulf of Mexico apparently.  My sources in the Napa valley all tell me that they are cringing and deeply weary as they have spent all of this $$ already just attempting to keep the grapes from mold and yeast as well as other vexations as per the loss of pollination of the crops due to flower damage.  If anyone has any accurate numbers for precipitation for us here would you please post them.  The wheelbarrow is not an accurate index or measurement of such as it’s construction is flared to produce a winder collection surface area.  I suspect that they may actually be used in other countries and locations in the USA to collect rain at times like this.  My best guess is possibly 2 inches as of midnight tonight.  Am I close?  It just cannot be that much!  

  2. Indeed, the North Fork of Strawberry Creek near Haviland Hall was a raging torrent the afternoon, the waterfalls were cascading and the forth churning.