California storms leave state battered as next one approaches

Plagued by the unusual snow, rain and flooding that recently hit the Golden State, Californians are bracing for another storm that promises to bring even worse weather Sunday night.

But the next round could bring a few more feet of snow to the mountains, 50 mph gusts to the Sacramento Valley, and about half an inch of rain to the already soaking Southern California.hit the west coast in the last few days According to ABC7

According to the National Weather Service, one of the most powerful weather systems to ever sweep southwestern California, the weather system has seen rain-swollen rivers and snow falling atop the famous Hollywood sign. left.

The storm’s deadly winds also knocked down trees and power lines, depriving more than 120,000 residents of power.

Dramatic footage showed the RV falling off the embankment and being swept into the Santa Clara River on Saturday as the flooding worsened. According to KTLANo one was inside the camper at the time.

Extreme weather in California has covered palm trees with snow.
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Many such rivers, usually dry or nearly empty, were filled with runoff and pushed to new heights. The Los Angeles Fire Department had to helicopter rescue four of her homeless people stranded in a large flood control basin.

Major highways remain closed on Sunday and may remain closed through the first half of the week.

: A vehicle slides off a snow-covered road and into a small pond on February 25, 2023 in Los Angeles County in the Sierra Perona Mountains near Green Valley, California.
Rain, snow and floods baffled drivers.
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Meanwhile, Donner Summit had 5 feet of snow, according to the Central Sierra Snow Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. And he had a 3-foot drop on Mount Baldi near downtown Los Angeles.

Yosemite National Park will be closed until Wednesday. Interstate 5, the largest freeway north of Los Angeles, was closed due to heavy snow and ice at Taejon Pass through the northern mountains.

Signs pointing to Los Angeles during snowfall in Los Angeles County in the Sierra Perona Mountains in Green Valley, California on February 25, 2023.
Another storm is approaching, promising more rain and snow in the already battered state.
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Photo courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Resort.  Saturday, February 25, 2023 Snow removal at Big Bear, California resort.
California mountains have several feet of snow. And they want more, say the forecasters.

Flooding has closed other parts of the city and surrounding highways.

Rain clouds brought 4.3 inches of rain to LA, while Pasadena withstood almost 8 inches.

Brian Jackson, a forecaster at the NWS Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said the unusual condition was caused by a large low pressure system from the Arctic Circle.

The LA Regional Bureau of Meteorology wrote, “The past few days have seen record amounts of rainfall and snowfall, and very pronounced storms with snow falling to elevations where snow is rarely seen.”

Officials also issued an avalanche warning for the interior of the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Lake Tahoe near the Nevada border. Two feet of snow are expected by Friday, with another five feet expected in the next storm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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