LOS ANGELES, USA – The latest burst of heavy, wind-blown rain and snow churned out of the Pacific into California on Tuesday, March 21, triggering scattered floods and mudslides, uprooting trees and leaving thousands of storm-weary residents under evacuation orders.
The newest onslaught, arriving early on the second official day of spring, was concentrated mostly in Southern California, the state’s central coast and its agricultural heartland, still sodden from a relentless string of storms that began in late December.
High-wind warnings and advisories were posted for a vast area stretching from the Mexico border through Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay area. Winter storm warnings were in effect for high mountains, with several feet of snowfall forecast.
Storm-weary California lashed with 12th ‘atmospheric river’ cloudburstsStorm-weary California lashed with 12th ‘atmospheric river’ cloudbursts