California storm

Updated: 1/21/2019 5:36:17 AM
The storm has so far claimed lives of at least 10 people. 6 in California last week, two in Missouri, and one each in Kansas and Connecticut over the weekend.
It caused severe traffic disruptions, hundreds of crashes and grounded more than 2 000 flights nationwide, with Boston's Logan Airport among the hardest hit.
This system is expected to penetrate further inland and develop into a large low pressure system as it moves across the Rockies today, bringing widespread mountain snow from the Great Basin eastward into much of the northern and central Rockies.
Source: DORRIS

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

A powerful storm has swept over parts of the West Coast U.S. this week, wreaking havoc across California on January 16 and 17, 2019. At least 6 fatalities have been reported.

The storm downed trees and power lines all around Northern California, causing evacuations across fire-stricken areas, land and air traffic chaos and leaving nearly 300 000 customers without power.

It dumped as much as 25 cm of rain in parts of Southern California and between 76 - 150 mm in Los Angeles.

Blizzard conditions blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, prompting a blizzard warning for much of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe on Wednesday night, January 16, AccuWeather reports.

Winds gusted up to 263 km/h at the summit of Mammoth Mountain, California, on Thursday morning, according to AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer. Winds this strong are comparable to that found in a major hurricane.

PG&E said 280 000 customers lost power at some point since Wednesday and 26 432 customers remained without power Thursday afternoon, January 17. 15 000 were still without power early Friday morning.

At least 6 people were killed this week, including 4 who died on rain-slickened roads in Northern California and one homeless man who died in Oakland after a branch of a falling tree hit him, the Associated Press reports.
Source: DORRIS

California storm Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 100 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Met
Response: Prepare
Severity: Severe
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 10
Affected: 280000

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