To show that it's an ill wind that blows no one no good, I heard that a tree had blown down across all four lanes of southbound I-280 at Crystal Springs. I get on I-280 at CA-92, just south of there. No wonder there were so few cars on the road with me; traffic had been reduced to what could squeeze by on the shoulder as they tried to clear the tree under lousy conditions.
This morning a particularly nasty storm cell on the trailing edge of the storm was sitting right in the middle of my path to work. I was grateful that I didn't come to work ten minutes earlier, as if I'd done so, I would have been soaked just trying to walk the 100 m or so from my van to the building. As it was, I just had to fight my way through hailstones and more high winds while climbing the grade out of San Mateo on CA-92 up to Hillsdale; the cell was fast-moving and cleared through just as I got to the parking lot.
Today we have a bit of a break, which means I have no excuse not to go walking at lunch, but then we should get another storm that, unlike this last one, is supposed to be cold rather than warm, so we may see some snow on the hills again. Hm, I work in the hills now. I wonder what the altitude here at Campus Drive is.