Friday Top of the Scroll: How California reservoirs will change after getting week of rain
Several reservoirs in Northern California could rise this weekend as an atmospheric river brings heavy rain to the region. An atmospheric river is forecast to saturate much of the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon and Northern California, over the next week. An atmospheric river is a “long, narrow region in the atmosphere—like rivers in the sky—that transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More than a dozen similar storms battered California last winter, and although the deluge alleviated much of the state’s drought, it also wreaked havoc through flooding and mudslides. The incoming rain could bring up to 6 inches of rain to the Shasta Lake area and around 3 inches to Lake Oroville.
- Sacramento Bee: Back-to-back winter storms to drench Northern California. Here’s the timeline and forecast
- Los Angeles Times: Showers expected through weekend; heaviest rainfall expected Monday
- San Francisco Chronicle: Several storms to bring heavy rain to the Bay Area. Here’s a timeline of impacts
- Fox 11 – Los Angeles: Series of storms to bring rain to Southern California this weekend
- San Francisco Chronicle: El Niño might finally be taking control of California’s weather. Here’s what it means