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A vehicle exits off of I-80 past a flooded section of roadway at the Manuel Campos Parkway exit, Sunday.  Heavy rains over the weekend prompted a Solano County flood advisory that remains in effect until Monday evening.  (Daily Republic-Adam Smith)

A vehicle exits off of I-80 past a flooded section of roadway at the Manuel Campos Parkway exit, Sunday. Heavy rains over the weekend prompted a Solano County flood advisory that remains in effect until Monday evening. (Daily Republic-Adam Smith)

Solano County

Worst of the storm over, weaker system to hit Tuesday

By From page A3 | December 03, 2012

FAIRFIELD — It seems as if the storm has passed – for now, anyway.

The worst of the storm wrapped up mid-morning Sunday, giving way to blue, sunny skies and mild temperatures.

The National Weather Service flood advisory will remain in effect in Solano County and surrounding areas until 6:15 p.m. Monday. There were some reports of flooding in Fairfield and Vacaville as a result of Saturday night’s rain, but no major damage was reported.

PG&E dealt with thousands of power outages throughout the Bay Area, including hundreds in Solano County. Vallejo faced the most outages with 7 outages in Vallejo affecting 865 customers about noon Sunday. Fairfield and Vacaville reported a few individual outages throughout the day.

California Highway Patrol officials did not know the exact number of accidents that occurred Sunday but did say they dealt with an increased number of accidents in the morning due to flooding, vehicle spin-outs and small fender-benders. About 9:18 a.m., Golden Gate CHP reported working 70 incidents across the region.

Cordelia-based meteorologist Mike Pechner said this storm was one of the most intense frontal passages he’s seen since he arrived in Green Valley in 1988.

He recorded 1.8 inches of rain overnight at his home. He also recorded wind gusts of about 40 to 50 mph early Sunday.

If the rain had continued, there could have been flooding in the valley, he said. But because the brunt of the storm hit as the tide was going out, Fairfield avoided it.

A weaker storm system will return Tuesday and Wednesday, but the forecast predicts dry weather Thursday through the weekend.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.
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