The Bay Area was hit by hail, high winds and soaking rains the week of March 18-24, 2011. Streets flooded, trees were knocked down and some Northern California residents grabbed shovels to clear hailstones. Here’s a look at the week’s stormy weather through local residents’ photos and social networking posts.

Bay Area Storm Photos 25 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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