California Pounded by Fiercest Storm in 5 Years

Schools closed, ferries stop and more than 100,000 lose power.

— -- Extremely high rain soaked winds wrecked havoc by downing trees and disrupting schools and traffic in the Bay Area, and in Lake Tahoe produced waves that towered as much as 7 feet high.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office posted a series of photos of daredevil surfers riding waves on the typically placid Lake Tahoe.