User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Feb 17 2019 08:18 IST RSS 2.0
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More rain and snow to fall on Southern California, forecasters say 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Yet another Pacific storm is expected to arrive on Sunday, and forecasters are urging travelers to plan before heading out this holiday weekend for mountain resorts where heavy rain earlier in the week prompted the closure of several highways.

Scattered showers could bring roughly a quarter inch...

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Laguna flood wall to be repaired after breaking during rainstorm 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Orange County is working to repair part of a flood wall on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach that collapsed during Thursday’s rainstorm.

A crew of engineers is assessing the damage until at least the middle of next week, said OC Public Works spokesman Shannon Widor. After that, a construction...

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More snow in California than Boston? ‘Bonkers’ winter continues with approaching storm 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state.

A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing...

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Weekend storms to bring lighter showers and chilly temperatures to already soaked Southland 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Southern Californians should keep umbrellas — and winter coats — on hand this weekend as another series of chilly storms makes its way into the region.

Forecasters said the Southland will experience a brief drying-out period early Friday — a welcome break after days of heavy rain — before the next...

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California: Sinkhole Swallows Highway, House Destroyed 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The storm event has resulted in mudslides, rockfalls and fallen trees across state routes.
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California mudslides: Buildings collapse after severe weather 15.2.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Buildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding.
El Niño is officially here — but you can't blame it for the storms 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Like a fickle paramour, El Niño is visiting California again — but the weather pattern is weak this year and its relationship with the state is tenuous, experts say.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that after months of flirting, conditions for El Niño have...

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California Atmospheric River Rains Cause Flooding 14.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Rain from the atmospheric river was causing some weather events.
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Woman pulled from wreckage of home hit by Marin County mudslide 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Emergency officials pulled a woman from the wreckage of a home in Marin County after a mudslide damaged several properties in the neighborhood early Thursday amid heavy rain.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, but the extent of her injuries was not immediately known. The mudslide,...

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'I skip school to demand climate change action' 14.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand protests at the gates of her school.
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Atmospheric River Bringing Heavy Rains to California 14.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The atmospheric river comes from the tropics.
Storm wreaks havoc in Northern California, while Southland preps for days of wet weather 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A storm that forecasters say is the strongest this winter was making its way toward Southern California on Wednesday morning after already packing a powerful punch up north.

The moisture-rich storm known as an atmospheric river downed trees and triggered flooding so severe that it closed the Great...

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As atmospheric rivers pound California, here comes the season’s ‘biggest storm’ 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is having a very wet and cold winter, and atmospheric rivers are one of the reasons.

These storms have caused mudslides in the Southland, snow along the West Coast, white-out conditions in the Sierra and rain totals well beyond normal.

On Wednesday, a new atmospheric river was moving...

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Strongest storm of season takes aim as fire-scarred parts of Southern California brace for impact 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The strongest and potentially wettest storm of the winter season is bearing down on Southern California this week, threatening to unleash debris flows in burn areas in Orange and Riverside counties as the region’s wild winter continues.

The atmospheric river-fueled storm, packed with subtropical...

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Wisconsin District Adds 7 Minutes to End of School Days 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Winter storm warnings remain in effect across Burnett and Douglas Counties.
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Snow on the coast. White-out conditions in the Sierra. California's wild winter continues with new storms 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s wet winter is getting wilder.

Over the weekend, it snowed in parts of coastal Humboldt, creating white winter conditions in Eureka and Arcata.

Snow closed major roads in the Sierra as well as the Tejon Pass in Southern California, jamming Interstate 5 traffic Sunday.

And another powerful...

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Minnesota schools may seek reprieve for cancelled classes 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota education officials and lobbyists are surveying districts to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after severe winter weather forced many to cancel classes.
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Seattle struggles with unusually heavy snow 10.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Residents, more used to rain, joke that the city in the US Pacific Northwest faces #Snowmageddon.
Extreme rainfall has led to deadly floods in northern Chile 9.2.2019 BBC: World
Deadly floods in northern Chile left homes and roads destroyed.
Floods and mudslides kill 6 as storm leaves Rio de Janeiro in state of emergency 8.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A torrential storm in Rio de Janeiro killed at least six people as it tore through the city Wednesday night, with rain flooding neighborhoods on its south side, wind felling trees and a mudslide burying a bus.

Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella declared a state of emergency as gushing water invaded homes...

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