Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

California is once again under threat as an energetic low pressure system quickly gathers strength off the West Coast, bringing with it heavy precipitation, thunderstorms and several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada region. This, along with already saturated soils and high river levels, is expected to exacerbate ongoing flooding, prolong the risk of flash flooding, and mudslides, especially in recent burn scar regions. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for residents to be prepared, as the heavy rainfall, especially in southern California, is expected to be excessive today and tonight.

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

The continuous rounds of heavy rain on already saturated soils across California will likely lead to significant flooding, rapid river rises, mudslides, and flash floods or debris flows in burn scar areas. In addition, gusty winds may cause trees and power lines to fall. Travel in the mountains may also be hazardous due to heavy snowfall.

Major storm and atmospheric river impact California

Major storm and atmospheric river impact California

A major storm and atmospheric river are poised to impact California today and Thursday with heavy to excessive rainfall, flooding with debris flows and landslides near recent burn scar areas, heavy mountain snow and high winds.

Record rains hit California, leaving 1 person dead and several missing

Record rains hit California, leaving 1 person dead and several missing

A powerful storm hit California on November 8, 2022, bringing record-breaking rains, snow, and at least 1 tornado. The storm left one person dead and several others missing. This was the wettest start of November in nearly 20 years for many locations across the state.

Sierra snowpack jumps from 19 to 98 percent in just 7 days, U.S.

Sierra snowpack jumps from 19 to 98 percent in just 7 days, U.S.

Snowpack over the Sierra has increased dramatically in just 7 days after a series of storms affected the region last week. The sudden change gives California its wettest start to the Water Year (October 1 – September 30) in more than 40 years. A new series of…