Saturday, February 4, 2023

These are the cyclone bomb threat areas in California, USA

(CNN Spanish) — A “bomb cyclone” — so named because of how rapidly it intensifies in a short period of time — is the latest storm to hit the United States.

The storm has been affecting California since Wednesday and is expected to continue through the end of this Thursday.

Mainly this cyclonic bomb has brought with it gale force winds and torrential rains. As of this Thursday, it’s in the forecast again, along with very heavy snow across much of California and southern Oregon.

The storm has already left one death (a 1- to 2-year-old boy died after a tree fell on him Wednesday in Sonoma County); About 180,000 California homes and businesses were without power as of Thursday morning; And more than 40 million people are under wind alerts on this day.

Which are the areas at risk from Cyclone Bomb?

san francisco

It’s one of many cities bracing for more havoc this Thursday after a night of weather-related damage.

“Flooding is inevitable,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed warned Wednesday.

“It’s raining hard and it won’t stop any time soon,” he said. “We want people not to go out, to stay at home.”

As of Wednesday night, the city had experienced some localized flooding, some mudslides and sinkholes, said Mary Ellen Carroll, executive director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.

central california

Wind gusts in central California already reached hurricane strength as of Wednesday afternoon as the storm’s heavy rain and strong winds battered the Bay Area.

Wind gusts exceeded 209 km/h at Hopper Canyon and Alpine Meadows and 191 km/h at Kirkwood Meadows. On Grapevine Peak, Pulga and Nicasio Hills, wind gusts exceeded 160 km/h. At Squaw Peak in Oregon, wind gusts reached 170 km/h.

More than 40 million people were on alert for strong winds this Thursday morning.

As little as 100 mm of precipitation was expected over parts of central California, including San Francisco, with wind gusts of over 80 km/h by Thursday morning. Meanwhile, more rain is expected over the higher altitude areas with the winds moving near the hurricane force.

In the Sierra Nevada, which extends from central to northeastern California, heavy snow is expected to reach at least 1 meter at the summit and create hazardous conditions with possible tree damage and white storm conditions.

sur de california

In Southern California, which includes Los Angeles, the heaviest rain moved along the coast overnight Wednesday and will continue through Thursday. Widespread rainfall of 50 to 100 mm is expected, with higher amounts at higher elevations.

Several advisories have been issued for residents from southern Oregon to southern California, including flood and flash flood watches, high wind warnings, and winter storm warnings.

Widespread rainfall of 70–150 mm is expected across California, making flooding a major concern.

With reporting by CNN’s Nouran Salahieh, Holly Yan, Alison Chincher, Amir Vera, Taylor Ward, Rob Shackelford, Jennifer Gray and Rachel Ramirez.

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