Friday, January 27, 2023

New storms bring winds, rain and snow to California

California experienced a day of wind, rain and snow on Saturday, affecting travel and raising concerns about flooding and power outages.

The National Weather Service warned that as rain began with strong winds in the north and spread to the south, more storms were expected into early next week.

According to, more than 68,000 utility customers lost power Saturday morning, with more than half that reported by midday.

A flood warning has been issued for the area north of San Francisco Bay, including Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

To the south, advisories were posted for parts of some counties, including San Mateo and Santa Cruz, where the small community of Felton Grove along the St. Lawrence River was ordered to evacuate.

An evacuation order has also been issued for residents of the Wilton area in the semi-rural southeast of Sacramento County. Officials cited the danger of overflowing the Cosumnes River.

The swollen Salinas River flooded agricultural land in Monterey County, and to the east, flood warnings were in effect for Merced County in the agricultural Central Valley, where Governor Gavin Newsom went to assess the problems caused by the storm.

“The reality is that what we anticipate will be nine atmospheric rivers, we are not finished,” Newsom said at a briefing with local officials. In which he urged people to be alert for the next 24 to 48 hours.

“It’s happening all over California, but I mean … you guys are bearing the brunt of it disproportionately, and if you feel that way, you’re right,” Newsom said.

Slippery roads and snow affected roads through the Sierra Nevada.

The Central Sierra Snow Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley tweeted Saturday morning that it found 54 centimeters of snow in 24 hours and that accumulations of about 3 meters are expected to increase by several meters by Monday.

Officials issued an avalanche warning for the central Sierra, including the Greater Lake Tahoe area.

A series of atmospheric rivers has brought rain and snow to California since late December, knocking out power for thousands, flooding roads and triggering debris flows and mudslides.

There have been at least 19 storm-related deaths and a 5-year-old boy is missing after his mother’s car was swept away by floodwaters in San Luis Obispo County.

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