Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Atmospheric river could soon hit West Coast. How hard will it hammer California?
An atmospheric river is expected to bring heavy rain, powerful winds and snow to the West Coast starting next week. Residents across California should prepare for above-normal amounts of precipitation from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. Forecasts show there is a high risk of localized flooding and landslides across California with heavy rain across the state and snow in the Sierra and Klamath ranges. … An atmospheric river is an area in the atmosphere that carries water vapors outside of the tropics … When these so-called “rivers in the sky” make landfall, they drop rain and snow
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