A powerful storm slams California

An intense bomb cyclone slams California with heavy to excessive rainfall, flooding with debris flows and landslides near recent burn scar areas, heavy mountain snow and high winds.

⚠️ The NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has issued a Moderate Risk of excessive rainfall over parts of the California Coast from Wednesday into Thursday morning.
The associated heavy rain is creating numerous areas of flash flooding.
Furthermore, many streams may flood, potentially affecting larger rivers.

➡️ While the heavy snow will continue over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, overnight Thursday, the snow and rain will mostly end over California.
The coastal rain will continue over the Pacific Northwest into Friday morning, January 6.
Snow will move into the Great Basin and parts of the Southwest and the Central Rockies by Friday morning.
The snow will result in reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

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