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Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER It’s time to ready those rain boots and umbrellas because wet weather is returning to Southern California starting this weekend. The first in a pair of storms to hit the Southland is expected to arrive Saturday, dropping temperatures into the low to mid-60s and bringing a chance of showers across the […]

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

By ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, RONG-GONG LIN II Southern California residents on Friday continued to dig out from a storm that swept through the region on Thanksgiving day, bringing record rainfall to parts of the Los Angeles area and dumping snow on the mountains and high deserts. “This is pretty unreal, especially for Southern California,” said Justin Kanton, […]

Atmospheric river fuels torrential rain in California unleashing flash flooding, mudslides

Atmospheric river fuels torrential rain in California unleashing flash flooding, mudslides

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist A storm is bringing life-threatening flash flooding, mudslides and an avalanche risk across California as it is loaded with subtropical moisture from an atmospheric river. California will be bombarded with heavy rain and fluctuating snow levels through Thursday night. An atmospheric river is a term to used to describe a plume of […]

Rolling on the (Atmospheric) River

Rolling on the (Atmospheric) River

NASA’s AIRS Instrument Tracks Series of Storms Battering California A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California this week is highlighted in a new movie created with satellite data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The animation can be viewed at: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21209 The […]

Atmospheric River Brings Rain To Drought Stricken California

Atmospheric River Brings Rain To Drought Stricken California

A not-entirely-unwelcome storm dumped heavy rain on parts of California and Nevada Sunday during part of a weather phenomenon known as an atmospheric river. Another followed close on its tail and was expected to bring up to 15 inches of rain in places like the Sierra Nevada mountains Monday. Atmospheric rivers are actually common weather […]