Fridays are awesome. The undisputed king of weekdays.I'm Carl Azuz. We are starting today's commercial free coverage on the West Coast where wind gusts in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have been as high as 147 miles per hour.That's hurricane force. Where seven footwaves have been reported on Lake Tahoe, where as much as 14 inches of rain has fallen near San Francisco.It is a monster of a storm. One of the strongest to hit the area since 2008.Ferry services have been canceled, schools around the San Francisco Bay Area have been closed.A stream of moist air has flowed to the region from Hawaii. It's effecting California, Oregon and Washington.You'd think rain would be good for California in the middle of its historic drought, but so much rain in so little time on such dry ground can bring serious flooding.And there's a blizzard warning in parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Students, please remember, Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's an answer to the weekly news quiz at our website.Teachers, you can buy in that news quiz on today's transcript page. It's totally free, we put one together for you every week on Friday.It's a great way to quiz your classes' recall of topics we've covered or to offer extra credit. Why not? At cnnstudentnews.com, just click under transcript and Roll Call.Ten news quiz questions are waiting for you there.Time for The Shoutout. Managua is the capital of what Central American nation? If you think you know it, shout it out.