Thursday Top of the Scroll: ‘It’s a mess.’ Atmospheric river brings record-setting rain to Sacramento, Northern California
The wet weather broke a daily rainfall record in Sacramento, with 1.6 inches of rain recorded at the Sacramento Executive Airport over 24 hours. But the state’s network of flood-control dams and levees appeared to handle the deluge without major problems. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Wednesday morning for the Sacramento Valley, and it was expected to remain in place until 6 p.m. Thursday as heavy and moderate rainfall was forecast to continue through Thursday.
- Reuters: Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate
- Washington Post: Winter storm pounds Western states, with 7 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada
- USA Today: ‘Atmospheric river’ triggers flooding, threatens mudslides across California
- KQED: Round 2 of wet, windy storm triggers rapid rises on Bay Area rivers