The Central Valley was blasted with cacophonous thunder, swirling winds, and pounding rainfall Friday during the year’s most powerful storm to date.
In Madera, the weather was not as strong compared to the Valley’s southern and eastern sides, said Jim Andersen, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford.
“There’s been some really powerful stuff going on in those areas,” Anderson said during a brief respite from rain Friday afternoon. “But fortunately pretty much the entire Valley has gotten at least some precipitation.”
As of 4 p.m. Friday, the city of Madera had received 0.53 inches of rainfall, with more activity expected into the night and Saturday morning...