New storm for California with additional flooding expected

A CalTrans vehicle drives north through floodwaters that closed state Highway 1 at the Santa Cruz County line, in California, Sunday, March 12, 2023. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)

Luke 21:25 ““And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Important Takeaways:

  • As Atmospheric River Exits, a New Storm Threatens California
  • Wet, miserable weather continued across huge swaths of California on Sunday as an atmospheric river that caused major flooding flowed eastward, while a new storm threatened another onslaught of rain, snow and gusting winds as soon as Monday.
  • The National Weather Service said the next system could exacerbate severe flooding that overwhelmed the area in recent days, prompting a levee failure and widespread evacuations Saturday in farming communities near the state’s central coast.
  • Monday’s incoming rain and snow is expected to extend from central California to Oregon and northern Nevada. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph) are expected in some places and could damage power lines and snap tree branches.
  • Over the past two days, more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of snow fell at a measuring station in the Sierra Nevada, and more is expected. The snowpack is now nearly twice the average, and the highest in about four decades, according to UC Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Lab.
  • Gavin Newsom has declared emergencies in 34 counties in recent weeks
  • President Joe Biden spoke with Newsom on Saturday to pledge federal support for California’s emergency response
  • Weather-related power outages affected more than 17,000 customers in Monterey

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