The models have the biggest Rain Band I've ever seen getting cut in half and finishing raining in south and central california by midnight Friday, with lighter rain coming from an alaskan low. I don't think that is going to be the case. Be Prepared. Don't be scared. Stay Aware.
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California Rain From Atmospheric River Event Brings Threat of Flooding, Mudslides
Moisture from an atmospheric river will bring rounds of rainfall into California through Thursday, increasing the concern for flooding as well as mudslides and debris flows.
This particular atmospheric river event may be a Category 4 in Southern California based on the new proposed scale developed at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E). This scale indicates it may be a mostly hazardous event, but it will have some beneficial effects too.
The most hazardous weather is anticipated to be around the San Francisco Bay Area, according to CW3E. A strong atmospheric river event is still expected in southern California.
An atmospheric river is a thin but long plume of moisture in the atmosphere that stretches from the tropics or subtropics into higher latitudes. In this case, it will bring moisture from near Hawaii to California, which is sometimes referred to as the "Pineapple Express."
Rain and high-elevation snow have spread into much of California, Nevada and northern Arizona and are expected to persist into Thursday. Snow is falling across the central and northern Rockies.
Winds once again have caused damage on Pebble Beach near Monterey, California. Winds toppled a tree onto two cars and a guard station Wednesday afternoon, but nobody was injured.