Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

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Edhat readers share photos and videos of the recent storm damage and report a mini tornado on Sunday afternoon.

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By Patti Gutshall

We came out of Home Improvement and it began to rain large, hard drops.  We turned onto Garden and the wind and rain started increasing. It was hard to manage the Jeep so we pulled to the side of the Garden underpass for protection.  Deciding if we should get on the sidewalk closer to the wall we watched a tree split and fall off right in front of us.  We watched as the wind spun leaves in front of us.  It felt like we were in a wind tunnel.  When the wind subsided we drove off to get away.  The waterfront was flooded with branches and debris.  I will not be surprised if it is classified as a tornado.  Scary, very scary.

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By Jacqueline R. 

Power is out on Cabrillo Blvd. with several tree limbs down

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By John Palminteri of KEYT News

Massive microburst storm system slams Santa Barbara's downtown, West Beach, and Funk Zone. Widespread cleanup underway. Read more on KEYT.com

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There was a mini tornado on Dibblee Ave a few minutes ago. Trees are down with at least one house damaged.

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a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 10:16 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

SB Surfing cam. All credit to them. Pretty normal harbor traffic at the sandspit in a 9:31 tape -- until raindrops are seen about 8:32. just jump to 8:20. Seems the camera was tracking the Land Shark. We were oh so lucky! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKFgtf855Ms

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 09:15 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

The other bad injury: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ https://www.noozhawk.com/article/man_critically_injured_by_high_voltage_power_line_in_santa_barbara

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 09:13 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Alyssa's Go Fund Me: (I don't know her or her family, every small contribution helps) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________https://www.gofundme.com/alyssanuostrong

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 10:43 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Good update!! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ "A few hours ago my family and I left the Children's hospital in LA. Alyssa is progressing, very slowly, but nonetheless progressing. Her next surgery was moved to tomorrow, and will undergo a lot of reconstructive cosmetic surgeries to get her bones back in the correct places, on top off a very long head/skull surgery. She is currently off her breathing tube and able to breath on her own a lot better, but will be placed back on it during and after her surgery tomorrow. She is able to show small head nods and very little movements in her fingers and toes. She is beginning to verbalize small phrases and is able to detect her parents, and family members voices. Her eyes are still swollen so very hard for her to open. We are continuing to pray for our little trooper, and keep her in very positive high spirits going into her following surgeries. Her parents, my family and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to show support through phones calls, text messages, and donations. Thank you all, this is beyond anything we expected and are so grateful. "

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 09:12 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

The injuries: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ https://www.noozhawk.com/article/dos_pueblos_student_seriously_injured_in_microburst_storm_in_santa_barbara

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 09:03 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Check out this National Weather Service communication during the microburst; 2:55 p.m. It's like CHP or Roger's reports: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?new&wfo=lox&sid=LOX&pil=LSR

420722 Sep 04, 2017 09:17 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

New2sb-subscribers reported some of these photos just minutes after the microburst happened, they were probably shaken up and didnt really know what it was at that point, if you want to be treated nicely in your new town then don't start off by being a know it all, some people don't know the names of everything and to some it felt like a mini tornado and in a panic that's what they called it.

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:22 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:22 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:22 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

a-1511409580 Sep 06, 2017 07:22 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:23 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:23 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow is right! When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:23 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:24 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:24 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:24 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

When you see black clouds rolling in and lightning, you get off the water, beach, mountain, golf course, or wherever! You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

new2sb Sep 06, 2017 07:25 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

You don't cross the street when you see a wave of traffic speeding towards you, do you? Common sense is not an instinct based upon past experience alone. Common sense is good judgement in practical matters!

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 11:46 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Wow, you really are new to SB. Common sense is based on common experiences. A weather situation such as what happened has NEVER happened here, at least not that any of us can remember. So no, it's NOT "common sense" in this area to run for cover at the sight of dark clouds at the beach. Look, maybe wherever you are from it is, but in your new town, it's not. Don't be "that person" please.

new2sb Sep 05, 2017 08:11 AM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Good for you with your insulting comment. The simple fact is that common sense is required to keep oneself and loved ones safe with dangerous weather or anything else harmful for that matter. When the sky turns dark on the horizon, it's time to get off the water and off the beach. I was on east beach prior this event happening. I warned numerous folks to pick up and go for safety sake. Why the sky gets dark, pack up the umbrella, get inside. Luckily, no one was seriously injured by flying "fun gear" because of lack of COMMON SENSE! Perhaps, they were just smoking dope and enjoying the sight of approaching lightning and black clouds on the beach and water!

LocalMatt Sep 04, 2017 08:37 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Some people lost everything at the arts and crafts show. Displays were destroyed and lots of art gone in an instant. Personally I was eating in the funk zone. It was at first laughter with rain, then the wind came and started havoc. Living in this city for 40 years and nothing close to this I have ever seen.

a-1511409580 Sep 05, 2017 09:32 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Except that 2000 or 2001 or whatever year it was ('99?!) New Year's Eve wind storm. It's hard to find info about it ; my Google Fu is weak. I was downtown, I think I had dinner at Andria's. Of course, a different type of event, but that's all I can think to compare it to. The immediacy and power of this are incomparable in my old memory.

Flicka Sep 04, 2017 01:24 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

The first time I look here there were photos but the added videos really bring home the destruction. Luckily n o one was hurt. Imagine Houston having 5 days of this.

a-1511409580 Sep 03, 2017 11:48 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

At Brophy's. Yes, I am laughing. SO glad no one was hurt anywhere in town! I was dancing in the rain at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80L64tef5gE

a-1511409580 Sep 03, 2017 11:37 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Videos of storm: (hope it's readable. You can search for "youtube santa barbara microburst september 3 2017" ############################################################################ https://www.noozhawk.com/article/numerous_boats_swamped_at_thunderstorm_hits_santa_barbara_harbor

a-1511409580 Sep 03, 2017 11:33 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

I've been gorging on Youtube videos of today's microburst! Here's a great one. Thanks, Jeff Wortham!! Unbelievable. Check it out at 1:00.​ I'd say the crown in this vid is a ton, easy. Took one out once on Castillo; shook the street when the crown hit the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkflnYv87Qo

a-1511409580 Sep 03, 2017 07:23 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

We had all our doors and windows open on the upper westside to cool things off...when the hail hit it it was hailing/snowing IN our house!! What a mess!

a-1511409580 Sep 03, 2017 11:29 PM
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mtndriver Sep 03, 2017 07:20 PM
Microburst Storm Causes Damage to Waterfront

Rainfall map on the County website has good reporting--so variable, really depends on where you were in town how much it rained. Normal for thunderstorms. Here's the link: https://rain.cosbpw.net/map.php?sensor_class=10&mode=accumulation&interval=1440&rainfall_enabled=1&type=Rain%20Gage%20Display&overlay_index=0

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