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Forecasters: California storm could bring 'historic' rain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall.

10/24/2021 11:11:00 PM

A powerful storm has roared ashore in Northern California , flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall. Up to 8 inches of rain could hit higher elevations.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California , flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall.

“We have already had several collisions this morning for vehicles hydroplaning, numerous trees falling, and several roadways that are experiencing flooding,” tweeted the highway patrol’s office in Oroville. “If you can stay home and off the roads today, please do. If you are out on the roads, please use extreme caution.”

Burn areas remain a concern, as land devoid of vegetation can’t soak up heavy rainfall as quickly, increasing the likelihood of mudslides and flash flooding that could trap people.“If you are in the vicinity of a recent burn scar and haven’t already, prepare now for likely debris flows,” the Sacramento weather service tweeted. “If you are told to evacuate by local officials, or you feel threatened, do not hesitate to do so. If it is too late to evacuate, get to higher ground.”

South of San Francisco, evacuation orders were in effect in the Santa Cruz Mountains over concerns that several inches of rain could trigger debris flows in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn scar. Further south, parts of western Santa Barbara County saw evacuation warnings upgraded to orders in the area burned by this month’s Alisal Fire. headtopics.com

Strong winds were also expected, with gusts of up to 60 mph (97 kph) at the windiest spots in Northern California. Elevations above 9,000 feet (2,745 meters) in the Sierra Nevada could get 18 inches of snow or more from Sunday until Monday morning.Recent storms have helped contain some of the nation’s largest wildfires this year. But it remains to be seen if the wet weather will make a dent in the drought that’s plaguing California and the western United States. California’s climate is hotter and drier now and that means the rain and snow that does fall is likely to evaporate or absorb into the soil.

California’s 2021 water year, which ended Sept. 30, was the second driest on record and last year’s was the fifth driest on record. Some of the state’s most important reservoirs are at record low levels. Read more: The Associated Press »

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Luca31404488 The rain is over for now, blue skies. No flooding around me. Hopefully there will be more and hopefully the rain we received gets absorbed into the aquifers. Mondiablue To all those people with naive ideas about cures for the drought and storing water in pots n pans. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Mondiablue Take care California. You’re not used to this! هبت عاصفة قوية على شواطئ في شمال كاليفورنيا ، وأغرقت الطرق السريعة ، واقتلعت الأشجار وتسببت في تدفق الطين في المناطق التي نشبت بها الحرائق الأخيرة ، حيث توقع خبراء الأرصاد هطول الأمطار بشكل قياسي. ويمكن لما يصل إلى 8 بوصات أن تضرب مناطق اكثر ارتفاعا.

15 years ago, it was just called a 'fall storm' and was as normal as the tide. Let’s make sure to strip the infrastructure bill of the green stuff tho….totally makes sense paullewismoney Is there anyone who still thinks we're not living in the end of days? Geez! Capture &channel as much of that water as possible into lakes & reservoirs! That’s a big opportunity for water in a drought-stricken state.

Yikes I hope people in California are diverting the water to their reservoirs or collecting it in buckets for the next drought that is bound to happen. And filling reservoirs. Take the good with the bad, folks….

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Br Exit caldor fire wasn't in butte County nice Flooding … fires … earthquakes .. California!!!! Just… a little more south plz. Would you visit Northern California now?

L.A. gets a bit of rain, with more on the wayParts of Los Angeles got rain overnight, with more on the way Monday. Northern California braces for a drenching and heavy snow. 👍☔️💦💧

Storms, severe weather could impact 108 million across U.S.A major storm fed by an atmospheric river was expected to hit California as severe weather is forecast for the Midwest and mid-Atlantic.

Severe weather looms coast-to-coastWet and severe winter-like weather is forecast for much of the United States as a Pacific storm aims for California , and a thunderous, unsettled system moves into the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. “Winter-Like”? It’s almost NOVEMBER! What are you expecting? 90+ & Sunny?🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Weather ppl are morons! They need the rain for sure.

Weather whiplash: A series of storms could ease California drought, but also unleash flood hazardsHuman-caused climate change has increased the potential for this weather whiplash, where dramatic shifts in periods of drought and high precipitation are set to occur more often. Let’s go Brandon!

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