Tuesday Top of the Scroll: California, Northwest drought relief ahead from Pacific atmospheric river pattern, but also a debris flow threat
A parade of Pacific storm systems will bring soaking rain and some mountain snow to drought-stricken California and the West Coast beginning this week, but could also trigger dangerous debris flows over recent areas burned by wildfires. Last weekend, a weak Pacific frontal system ended a record-long dry streak in Sacramento, and shut down Interstate 80 for a time due to snow and wrecks in the Sierra. It was a sample of what’s ahead.
- CBS San Francisco: Storm Door Swings Open; Fronts Stack Up In Pacific Heading Toward The Bay Area
- San Francisco Chronicle: How a new $31 million radar system will prepare Bay Area for extreme weather
- AccuWeather: Shifting pattern to dump mountain snow, raise flood threat across the West this week
- Los Angeles Times: Storms could snuff out fire season in parts of California
- Bloomberg: Northern California May Get Enough Rain to Cool Fire Season