A severe winter storm is headed toward Southern California, and things are expected to become worse for our northern neighbors.
According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday night into Thursday we can predict strong winds and rain. They could produce mudflows and risky driving conditions, which is a concern.
Before the storm, there has already been some rain in Southern California. We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation as it develops because this storm offers several possible threats to the region.
According to the National Weather Service, Southern California is currently experiencing its third “atmospheric river” since December 26.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has already declared a state of emergency in preparation for the storm, according to NPR.
When the Mississippi River is at its mouth, one atmospheric river can carry more water than that, and its wind can be hazardous.
However, similar events are also a regular event on the West Coast, bringing much-needed rain and increasing the snowpack, which is a major supply of water for our state.
However, the atmospheric river that is rapidly approaching us is quite amazing.
Citizens of canyon areas are being warned by Orange County officials to be extremely careful about potentially dangerous conditions. In the event of mudslides or flash flooding, officials are requesting that homeowners put sandbags around their properties and avoid using the roads as much as possible.