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California braces for inundation as atmospheric rivers barrel in from Pacific Ocean

Still reeling from last year’s onslaught of wind and rain, communities along the California coast are bracing for a one-two punch of hefty storms that are forecast to begin Wednesday and last through to early next week.Federal, county and municipal off...

Still reeling from last year’s onslaught of wind and rain, communities along the California coast are bracing for a one-two punch of hefty storms that are forecast to begin Wednesday and last through to early next week.

Federal, county and municipal officials have taken to social media to warn residents of the potential for flooding and power outages, while Gov. Gavin Newsom activated California’s Emergency Operations Center Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews, swift water rescue teams and other first responders have been moving into place throughout the state in preparation of the storms, said Brian Ferguson, spokesman for the state’s Office of Emergency Operations Services.

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“The state is working around the clock with our local partners to deploy life-saving equipment and resources statewide,” Newsom said. “With more storms on the horizon, we’ll continue to mobilize every available resource to protect Californians.”

Ferguson said the first storm was expected to wallop the northern part of the state beginning Wednesday. The second one, which is forecast to arrive a few days later, is anticipated to strike further south, potentially wreaking havoc in Southern California.

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“The first one is windy and colder,” Ferguson said. Gusts could top 60-70 mph and officials urged people to brace for widespread power outages. Officials were predicting anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of rain in some areas of the Santa Cruz Mountains — with the potential for downpours of 2 inches per hour.

State officials are already working with utilities to get crews dispatched quickly when power goes down, Ferguson said.

The second storm system is “the one we’re more concerned about,” he said. It is warmer — allowing it to pack more water — and is expected to hit with particular ferocity in Southern California. Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Diego could be in for massive amounts of rain. The mountains east of Los Angeles could face heavy snow.

Ferguson added that the flooding that devastated communities such as Pajaro and Planada in last winter’s atmospheric rivers was less of a concern this time around. Many of the levees that crisscross the state are aging, privately maintained and something of an unknown to officials.

“That is always a challenge,” he said. “We don’t know which levees have ground squirrels in them, which farmer put a pipe [in somewhere]. Unknowns are the things that are hardest to solve for.”

He added that officials are also confronting “tons of misinformation and bad information” about the weather on social media. Contrary to one rumor flying around cyberspace, this is not an ARkStorm, he said

While meteorologists cannot specifically predict total rainfall, wind speed and degree of flooding, emergency responders say they have a general sense of where things can go wrong and will be on the lookout for those inevitable, but unanticipated emergencies that happen with any major weather event.

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“We are watching these incoming storms closely,” said Brian Garcia, with the National Weather Service.

With soils saturated and high winds expected, trees are likely to come down, he said. Such incidents will cause “ingress/egress issues for some communities” and potentially gum up or dam rivers with debris.

“These are items we cannot forecast, but can alert our partnering agencies and the public,” he said.

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Jim Shivers, a spokesman for CalTrans District 5 — which covers the Central Coast — said they’re keeping an eye on Paul’s Slide, a two-mile stretch of Highway 1 south of Big Sur that was knocked out by a landslide last year. It’s been closed ever since and remains under repair.

Worker safety is the biggest concern, he said, and the agency will pull all construction workers from the site until the storm has passed. They’ll then wait a couple of days until they have drier conditions, and only then bring them back.

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Asked if the site is more vulnerable to slides and damage because it’s under repair, Shivers said that in some places, recent drainage work may have actually made the site safer. But, as with anything along the eroding Pacific coastline, nothing is considered 100% stable.

In Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, officials said that while there are no signs these storms will cause flooding in the Pajaro River — where a levee breached last year, flooding the community of Pajaro — officials will monitor the systems, river and levees closely.

Mark Strudley, executive director at Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency, said the 400-foot area that breached last year “and caused all the grief ... was repaired using modern engineering standards [and] is actually better built than the older levees to either side of it.”

Because of that and “a bunch of other work that the counties did in preparation for this winter, we are going into this winter in a better position than we went in last year,” he said. However, despite those efforts, “it is still an old, decrepit levee system. So you can make your best efforts, but if Mother Nature gets too angry at us, you know ... they’re still vulnerable.”

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Unlike last year, when officials across the region initially brushed off concerns about incoming storms, everyone is on high alert and urging residents to be cautious.

“We started sending messaging to likely impacted neighborhoods last night and are resupplying sand for sandbags throughout the county,” said Jason Hoppin, a spokesman for Santa Cruz County.

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“If you have experienced flooding on your property in the past, we urge you to TAKE PROTECTIVE MEASURES TODAY,” he wrote in a countywide alert.

Chargers expected to hire Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz as new general manager

The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to hire Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz as their next general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per sources. Rapoport added the sides are just working out final details.The team has since announced the hiring."Joe is one of the most respected player evaluators and personnel minds in the league whose contributions to the Ravens front office over the past two decades cannot be overstated," said Chargers president of football operations, John S...

The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to hire Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz as their next general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per sources. Rapoport added the sides are just working out final details.

The team has since announced the hiring.

"Joe is one of the most respected player evaluators and personnel minds in the league whose contributions to the Ravens front office over the past two decades cannot be overstated," said Chargers president of football operations, John Spanos, via the team's website. "When you consider his football IQ, eye for talent, ability to think both short and long term as it pertains to roster construction, organization, thoroughness and ability to be creative within the confines of our collective bargaining agreement, it's hard not to be excited about the future. Factor in his experience working with two of the best in the business in Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta and the consistency of performance that their teams have achieved, Joe is without a doubt the right person to help Coach Harbaugh and his staff build a team that will make Chargers fans proud."

Hortiz has spent the last 26 years with the Ravens, rising through the ranks of low-level scout all the way to his current position, which he has held since 2019. Hortiz received a firsthand education in building championship-caliber rosters under both former Ravens general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, and his successor, current Ravens GM Eric DeCosta, serving on a personnel staff that has produced two Super Bowl champions (2000 and 2012) and seven AFC North titles since 2003.

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He'll head west to repair a Chargers roster that already includes notable talent at quarterback (Justin Herbert), safety (Derwin James), tackle (Rashawn Slater) and receiver (Keenan Allen and Mike Williams), among others. Los Angeles has holes to fill, especially after finishing 28th in total defense in 2023, but is looking to turn the page toward a brighter future with a new regime led by Hortiz and head coach Jim Harbaugh, whom the Chargers plucked from the University of Michigan.

Outside of the defense, Hortiz will need to supply Herbert with ample weapons, especially as Allen enters the final year of a four-year, $45 million extension. Running back Austin Ekeler's future is also uncertain following a prolonged dispute with Los Angeles' former front office, which led to an adjusted one-year deal on which Ekeler played in 2023.

The Chargers must infuse their offense with youth and capable blockers for Herbert, a proven budding superstar whose 2023 season proved to be painfully forgettable. At minimum, Hortiz will be expected to produce a better roster than the one that took the field in 2023 -- especially as the optimistic Harbaugh era begins in 2024.

Storm moves into Southern California Wednesday; warnings issued

The first of two storm systems will make its way into Southern California Wednesday night but most of the rain won’t arrive until Thursday.“The main brunt of the system that comes through tomorrow brings about an 8 to 10-hour window of rain, but there are a couple of hours in there where we get some really strong rain, which poses the threat of some runoff and some flood issues,” KTLA Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo said.The system is expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the Los Angeles County coasts and val...

The first of two storm systems will make its way into Southern California Wednesday night but most of the rain won’t arrive until Thursday.

“The main brunt of the system that comes through tomorrow brings about an 8 to 10-hour window of rain, but there are a couple of hours in there where we get some really strong rain, which poses the threat of some runoff and some flood issues,” KTLA Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo said.

The system is expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the Los Angeles County coasts and valleys with 2 to 5 inches forecast for the mountain and foothill areas Wednesday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’re tapping into that atmospheric river, so that’s going to help aid in a little bit more rainfall … and then a second storm system will move in behind it late Sunday into Monday,” Henry said.

A flood watch is in place for Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties from Thursday morning through Friday morning, according to the weather service.

“Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations,” the weather service stated.

The system could bring a significant amount of snow to our local mountains with 1 to 4 inches down to 5,000 feet, 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, and 12 to 24 inches above 7,000 feet, according to the weather service.

Winter storm warnings due to heavy accumulations of snow have been issued for the San Gabriel mountains, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura County mountains through late Thursday or early Friday.

Motorists are advised to avoid mountain travel as significant delays are expected. If you are going to the mountains, officials urged drivers to bring winter emergency supplies.

Dry skies with some sunshine should return Friday and Saturday before the second storm arrives late Sunday, Henry said.

This second system will bring a chance of rain through Tuesday and has the “potential to be more impactful,” bringing higher rain totals, lower snow levels and potential for flood impacts, the weather service stated.

Pineapple Express set to slam California with firehose of flooding rain, heavy snow, fierce winds

Firehose blasting West with rain, snow and windAfter a relatively calm week and a half, weather across the western region intensifies as a potent storm system spins off the coast, set to bring in a powerful Pineapple Express atmospheric river.SAN FRANCISCO – After a relatively calm week, the weather across the Pacific Coast is roaring back to life as a potent storm system spins off the coast, set to bring in a powerful Pineapple Express ...

Firehose blasting West with rain, snow and wind

After a relatively calm week and a half, weather across the western region intensifies as a potent storm system spins off the coast, set to bring in a powerful Pineapple Express atmospheric river.

SAN FRANCISCO – After a relatively calm week, the weather across the Pacific Coast is roaring back to life as a potent storm system spins off the coast, set to bring in a powerful Pineapple Express atmospheric river.

The storm is threatening a myriad of impacts, including flash flooding, damaging winds, power outages and possible landslides.

A Pineapple Express is a weather pattern that brings a lot of moisture from the tropical Pacific near Hawaii and hits the West Coast hard. This weather pattern can carry up to 27 times more water than the Mississippi River, and usually features several inches of rain.

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Currently, rain is underway across the Pacific Northwest, but the worst of the storm's impacts are still to come as the storm moves south into California Wednesday, the FOX Forecast Center said.

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Heavy rains spread across California Wednesday into Thursday

The main area of heavy rain will move onshore during the day Wednesday, accompanied by strong winds.

"The Pacific Northwest has gotten the brunt of the wet weather over the last couple of days," FOX Weather Meteorologist Jane Minar said. "Now, that finally shifts down the coast. So not only are we talking rain though, but we also have wind alerts that are up for the West Coast, especially for the mountains."

Strong winds may reach 60-70 mph along the southern Oregon and northern California coasts, with higher gusts in the mountains. Gusts could also reach 50-55 mph along the coastal areas of the San Francisco Bay area, with widespread gusts of 45-50 mph likely across a wide portion of Northern California.

High Wind Warnings have been issued there as a result. These winds can potentially down trees, leading to power outages. They will also lead to numerous delays at San Francisco International Airport.

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Flood Watches cover much of coastal Northern and Central California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, through Friday morning as the heavy rain is expected to lead to flooded streets and small streams. Larger rivers may overtop their banks, leading to minor flooding as well.

The progressive nature of the rain, which will move south relatively quickly, will be a limiting factor to a more significant flood risk with this storm, the FOX Forecast Center said.

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Rainfall amounts in Northern California are expected to reach 2-3 inches, including the San Francisco Bay Area. The coastal ranges may see as much as 4-6 inches of rain.

Feet of snow forecast for the Sierra Nevada

Heavy snow will begin Wednesday in the Sierra. Travel will be difficult and impossible because of snow-covered roads and reduced visibility at times, with possible chain controls and road closures.

Snow may fall up to 2 inches per hour. Up to 4 feet of snow will fall at the highest elevations, and snow could accumulate down to 3,500 feet, the FOX Forecast Center said. This will help a meager snowpack which sits at just 50% of the average, but it won't fully erase the snow deficit.

Snow will also be a factor in the mountains of southern California. The cold nature of the system will allow snow levels to drop below 4,000 feet, the FOX Forecast Center adds. Those traveling along I-5 through the Grapevine region will need to take it slowly as snow levels will drop below 4,000 feet.

At the coast, large powerful waves are expected to batter the coast from Oregon down through Southern California. High Surf Advisories are in effect for large waves, which could tear up popular beaches.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said surf heights for the Southern Oregon Coast through the San Francisco Coast will range from 22-26 feet. Los Angeles beaches are forecast to have 8-12 feet surf, and San Diego beaches will have 10 feet surf.

Pineapple Express moves into Los Angeles area on Thursday

The storm is forecast to move into Southern California and the Los Angeles areas on Thursday, likely leading to slowdowns during the morning commute.

The lowlands are expected to receive 1-2 inches of rain, while the mountains and surrounding hills may see 2-5 inches. The rain is expected to cause flooding, leading to road closures and debris on mountain and canyon roads.

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Especially vulnerable will be those across the San Diego metro area, which was recently impacted by the damaging flooding last Monday. Thankfully, this storm is not expected to bring quite as much rain as that one, the FOX Forecast Center said.

The NWS has warned of an increased risk of landslides in Western Washington due to heavy rainfall. Two landslides have already occurred - one in Seattle and the other in the Olympic Mountain foothills.

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The main storm system will move overhead by late Thursday. As a result, the widespread rain will be replaced with scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms, which will linger through Friday.

Second storm for Southern California has potential for greater flooding impacts

However, the stormy pattern won't end there. Another possibly more impactful storm is forecast to slam into Southern California starting Sunday.

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"(This storm) has a growing potential for damaging flooding and is the one of most concern (this week)," the NWS in Los Angeles wrote.

The FOX Forecast Center said initial forecasts show this slow-moving storm has the potential to bring several days of heavy rains to the region. More widespread flooding and even heavier mountain snow are becoming increasingly likely.

California braces for flooding and feet of snow in mountains

Over 20 million people in California are under flood watches as heavy rain, wind and mountain snow impact the state, forecasters said.On Wednesday evening, up to 3 inches of heavy rain are expected to drench southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, which is still recovering from floods that struck it and Southern California on Jan. 22 after the wet...

Over 20 million people in California are under flood watches as heavy rain, wind and mountain snow impact the state, forecasters said.

On Wednesday evening, up to 3 inches of heavy rain are expected to drench southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, which is still recovering from floods that struck it and Southern California on Jan. 22 after the wettest January day on record.

San Francisco warned of high winds that could fell trees, heavy rain and potentially flooded streets as storms hit California starting Wednesday morning, while residents in the mountains could see 20 inches of snow and “impossible” travel conditions, forecasters said.

The San Francisco Bay Area could get up to 4 inches of rain in the weather set to hit the area starting Wednesday morning and expected to ramp up Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

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“The main storm is expected on Thursday. That looks to be the greatest impact on Thursday,” Alex Tardy, a senior meteorologist for the weather service in San Diego, said in a video briefing Monday.

Some areas of coastal California could get up to 10 inches of rain, with most areas seeing 3 to 5 inches, said forecasters.

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The rain in Southern California could also be helpful in the end. While San Diego, struck in recent storms, is back to normal precipitation amounts for this time of the year, much of the region is not.

“A lot of the Southwest, Southern California, is still much below normal,” Tardy said.

Two storms are on the way, Tardy said.

The first one this week will be faster, and it is the main precipitation event, he said, while the one Monday and Tuesday will be slower. Both are so-called atmospheric rivers, which forecasters describe as long and narrow regions in the atmosphere that transport water vapor.

There could also be 10 to 20 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevadas and up to 30 inches near the Sierra crest, the weather service for that region, in Reno, Nevada, said in a statement.

The snow is much needed because El Nino winters have caused a 40 percent decline in Sierra snowpack levels compared to the average at this time of year, according to the California Department of Water Resources, or DWR.

"Many of these storms have also been warmer than average and produced more rain and less snow, a far cry from last year’s near-record snowpack and once again demonstrating how California can swing from one extreme to another," Dr. Michael Anderson, State Climatologist with DWR said in a press release on Tuesday.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the greater Lake Tahoe region from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday.

"Travel could be very difficult to impossible with snowfall rates of 2 or more inches per hour at times," the warning from the weather service reads.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom activated a state operations center Tuesday evening to respond to the storms and coordinate efforts, his office said.

There could be wind gusts in the mountains of 60 to 70 mph, the governor's office said, and there will be "above normal precipitation likely statewide" for the next few weeks, especially in Southern California.

A series of atmospheric rivers brought rain and flooding to parts of California last year.

During storms in March, two tornadoes struck in Southern California, including one in the Los Angeles-area city of Montebello. It was the strongest tornado to strike in the Los Angeles metropolitan region since 1983.

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