"First Of Two Atmospheric River Storms Arrives In California Today"

"A storm tapping into a so-called "pineapple express" type of atmospheric river is beginning to track into California and the Northwest, and it will be followed by another potent storm late this weekend. Flooding rain, landslides, heavy mountain snow and strong winds will accompany both of these systems."

"Flood watches are in effect for parts of Northern and Southern California, including the Bay Area, Sacramento and San Diego, through Thursday night or early Friday. This is where runoff may lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, and streams as well as low-lying and other flood-prone areas.

Winter storm alerts are also in effect in the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Southern California, where heavy snow could cause travel impacts in higher elevations.

Wind advisories and a few high wind warnings are also posted in parts of California and southern Oregon. Stronger gusts in these areas might trigger some scattered power outages and cause tree damage."

The Weather Channel had the story January 31, 2024.


"Back-To-Back Atmospheric Rivers Will Hit The West Coast This Week" (Washington Post)

Source: Weather Channel, 01/31/2024