Monster Pacific storm to ‘firehose’ California with rain, flooding and wind
A potent storm with plenty of moisture will throw heavy rain and gusty winds at the West Coast of the United States this week, with most of the focus on California from Wednesday to Thursday. As AccuWeather meteorologists have warned since mid-January, the upcoming storm will trigger an atmospheric river that can bring rain heavy enough to trigger flooding, mudslides and major travel disruptions. … This new storm will deliver a narrow zone of intense rain, or an atmospheric river, from well out over the Pacific and toward coastal areas of California. The firehose effect of rain will shift southward from Northern California on Wednesday to Southern California on Thursday.
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- Axios: Strong atmospheric rivers set to soak California
- Weather West: Pair of major “Pineapple Express”-type atmospheric rivers to affect California Wed-Mon; elevated flood and wind risk (especially from storm #2)
- New York Times: A ‘substantial’ atmospheric river will soak the West Coast this week
- Forbes: California braces for atmospheric river: Dangerous storms target San Francisco, Los Angeles, forecasters say
- Sacramento Bee: Viral video about California megaflood is ‘full of misinformation.’ What’s actually coming?