Holy ‘Atmospheric River,’ More Rain, Flooding Coming To California

Over 560,000 California homes and businesses as of Sunday are without power after being hit with roughly a week of heavy rain coming off the Pacific Ocean, and more precipitation is expected this week.

  • At least six people – including a toddler killed by a fallen redwood tree crushing a mobile home in northern California – have died as a result of the severe weather that arrived New Year’s weekend,
  • Forecasters are now warning about another “atmospheric river” – dense, moist tropical air for the state Monday that will bring rains and as much as two feet of mountain snow.
  • The National Weather Service is warning about the cumulative effect of record river levels and flooding across much of Central California.