Atmospheric river storms take aim at West Coast again
The West Coast is in for a wild weather ride over the next week as a series of atmospheric rivers take aim through the first week of February, coming as clean-up from this week’s atmospheric river flooding in San Diego continues. The superhighway for atmospheric rivers (ARs) is open with at least three storms pegged for the West Coast over the next several days. But everyone from Seattle to Los Angeles to Phoenix is nervously eyeing the third soaker – still a half-week out – and the Climate Prediction Center’s warning of risks for flooding, heavy rain, heavy mountain snow and high winds.
- KCRA – Sacramento: A break from the rain in Northern California but for how long?
- KTLA – Los Angeles: Southern California’s forecast shows potentially heavy rain next week
- National Geographic: How atmospheric rivers cause flooding
- Voice of San Diego: Another storm is on the horizon. Will San Diego get hit again?
- USA Today: San Diego flooding explained: Is climate change to blame?
- ABC News: Historic California rain could foreshadow more extreme rainfall in coming weeks
- NBC – San Diego: ‘Just Blowing Water’: What it was like living through the Great Flood of 2024
- Los Angeles Times – Newsletter: Are excessive rains the new winter normal?