Pretty placid around most of the Humboldt Bay Area so far today, but the rain of terror has stricken our neighbors to the north.

Here’s a video taken by Facebook friend Lisa Ehrlich a couple of hours ago. Oh my God, it’s freezing! NSFW.

A little bit later, down in Orick, Facebook friend Jamie Schutmutt said:

Epic rain in Orick now, no power, phones, cellular, or Internet. I’m on a satellite running off a car battery… Roads are getting bad too… Lots of duff and debris on 101… Lightning hitting every 30sec…

Here’s Schutmutt’s video evidence:

The National Weather Service’s automated Mesonet weather system reports that half an inch has fallen in Crescent City in the last 12 hours, and a little more than that in Orick.