Atmospheric River Pounds California With Moisture-Packed Storms | ZeroHedge


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Atmospheric River Pounds California With Moisture-Packed Storms | ZeroHedge

On Friday, an atmospheric river moves inland, pounding Northern and Central California with a series of moisture-packed storms. According to the National Weather Service, the mountains will experience "copious amounts of heavy snow," while the lower elevations will experience "significant rainfall." 

NWS' Weather Prediction Center issued an "extreme" flash flooding risk for the Southern Sierra Nevada and the central California coast range south of Monterey. The reason for this severe warning is the latest computer models, which indicate that the atmospheric river will be even warmer and wetter than previously forecasted. 

The combination of heavy rain and melting snow in certain parts of California is expected to pose a significant risk of flooding until Friday night.

Very heavy rain combined with melting snow will create a major flood risk in parts of California through Friday night:

-- Breaking Weather by AccuWeather (@breakingweather) March 10, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsome added 21 counties to California's state of emergency declaration, including those in the Bay Area. Newsom also requested President Biden to declare an emergency for the region. 

Accuweather shows the atmospheric river extends more than 2,400 miles from California to the southwest of Hawaii -- this type of weather phenomenon is called a "Pineapple Express." 

Accuweather meteorologists warned: 

Despite the conveyor belt of storms, AccuWeather Chief On-Air Meteorologist Bernie Rayno noted some good news for the drought situation in the state: "The rain from the storm from Thursday night to Friday night will likely wipe out most of the remaining drought across Central California."


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