More intense rains will be had from the morning of this Tuesday in southern California
Precipitation is forecast between 2 and 5 inches in coasts and valleys, and 4 to 8 inches in mountainous areas and foothills; the strongest stage of the storm will be Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night
Since the early hours of this Tuesday, more intense rains have arrived in southern California.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the atmospheric river will dump heavier precipitation and will be accompanied by strong winds, raising concerns of flash flooding from melting snow that has been deposited on the mountains.
Here's the latest weather story for this storm. Keep up to date with the forecast and make sure to listen to local authorities should you need to evacuate or shelter in place. As always, turn around, don't drown. #Santabarbara #Sanluisobispo #Ventura #Losangeles #LArain #Flood pic.twitter.com/wlLix2KP1z— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) March 14, 2023
Snow fall is forecast for elevations above 8,000 feet.
The effects of the meteorological phenomenon will begin in the early hours of this Tuesday, will intensify during the course of the day and could last until the afternoon or evening of Wednesday.
The storm's heaviest stage is expected Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night, with an estimated 0.5 to 1 inch of rain per hour, including in the greater Los Angeles area.
Given the intensity of the storm, the authorities warn residents of the risk of flash floods and landslides in the region.
FLOOD WATCH in effect for most of southwest California tonight thru early Wed. This is a very wet storm, with a lot of water over already saturated grounds. Expect significant road and creek flooding. Moderate threat of river flooding and burn scar debris flows. #cawx #larain pic.twitter.com/LbvjQXUeNo— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) March 13, 2023
According to NWS forecasts, precipitation on the coasts and valleys would be between 2 and 5 inches, especially in Santa Barbara County; while in the mountainous and hilly areas they are estimated to be between 4 and 8 inches.
In addition to battling recent snowfall and the possibility of more snowfall, mountain communities will be affected by high winds, ranging from 30 to 50 miles per hour and gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.
The mountainous areas affected by the intense winds will be those of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and the Antelope Valley. In the other regions, the winds are estimated between 20 and 30 miles per hour.
Faced with storms that have affected California since the beginning of the year, President Joe Biden on Friday approved an emergency declaration for the state, including Los Angeles County.
Biden ordered “federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides that occurred on March 9, 2023,” the White House said in a statement. release.