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Gushing water, rumbling wind--it's a scene so dramatic it's hard to capture on camera especially when the camera won't stay dry.
"You lens fills up," said St. Helena resident Richard Seiferheld. "I sat right in front of it, tried to snap a picture between windshield wiper swipes, didn't work very well."
Seiferheld has lived near a spillway for Lake Hennessy for 35 years, and says he's seen it get bad, but not this bad. "I've seen it pretty big, but I've never seen it quite this dramatic. It's pretty cool," he said.
Just up the road county crews said they had been out since 2 a.m. Tuesday morning trying to cut up a tree that's tangled in power lines and blocking both lanes.
It's a stone's throw from where they just finished cleaning up a mudslide on a road peppered with puddles and pools.
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Water everywhere! This gusher at the Lake Hennessy spillway in Napa County made rainbows appear and cars seem to vanish! ???? pic.twitter.com/aJr3LNYuEa— Jonathan Bloom (@BloomTV) February 8, 2017