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San Diego Wakes Up to Rain, But Northern California Suffers Most

San Diego woke up Monday to brief heavy rain as winter storms buffeted California and brought flooding and heavy snow to the north. Radar at the National Weather Service office in San Diego showed a large area of rain spreading over San Diego county at sunrise. Drivers were warned to expect delays and minor flooding. Rainfall totals are expected to be light to moderate in the San Diego area, from a tenth of an inch along to coast to half an inch in the mountains. Highs will be in the mid 60s along the coast and low 60s farther inland.


More Rain, Wind to Move Through San Diego Region

The spring-like weather in San Diego County over the weekend is expected to give way to periods of rain and strong winds in the mountains and deserts this week, according to the National Weather Service. The first rain will move through the region Monday morning, the NWS says, with the next rain arriving late Tuesday and continuing Wednesday. A third rain event will arrive Thursday, followed by a dry and cool offshore flow that is expected to develop this weekend, according to the NWS.

BLOG: New California Dam Proposed to Combat Climate Change Concerns

Americans have had one primary reason for building dams over the past century: capturing water for growth, whether on farms or in cities. Now a new dam proposed on California’s Bear River offers another reason: adapting to climate change. The Centennial Dam project, proposed by the Nevada Irrigation District, is intended to capture rainfall at lower elevations to make up for declining snowpack at higher elevations.

What’s Fueling West Coast Mega Storm? The ‘Pineapple Express’

The massive winter storm that began to strike Northern California and Nevada over the weekend has caused flooding and mudslides, and prompted evacuations across the region, with a second storm set to hit Monday evening. With California’s ongoing drought entering its sixth year, the massive rainfall is unusual and welcome, by some. The weather pattern driving the rain is a meteorological phenomenon known as a “pineapple express,” not to be confused with the Seth Rogen and Dave Franco comedy film of the same name.

Scattered Snow, ain showers continue Monday In NorCal

Scattered rain and snow showers are continuing Monday morning after Northern California tries to clean up from some soaking rain and flooding over the weekend. As the rain begins to fade out in the Valley, snow levels will be dropping in the Sierra, with as much as 7 to 10 inches expected to accumulate Monday. The heaviest snow arrives Monday night and into Tuesday, with 3 to 5 feet expected at the highest peaks through Thursday. Rain showers will also increase early Tuesday orning for the Sacramento region and is expected to continue into Wednesday night.

CSUF Expert Explains Relationship Between The Pacific Ocean And California’s Drought History

Although gold might be California’s most famous natural resource, water is by far its most important. Without freshwater, California’s agricultural economy would collapse. Unfortunately, California’s freshwater availability is highly variable from year to year and 100 percent dependent on one season’s input, winter.

Storm Brings Widespread Flooding Across Northern California; More Rain On The Way

The most powerful in a series of winter storms lashed Northern California and Nevada on Sunday with heavy rains and strong winds, causing widespread flooding, downing trees and unleashing mudslides. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes as rivers overflowed their banks. Several key highways including Interstate 80, Interstate 280, U.S. 395 and U.S. 101 were closed for periods because of hazardous conditions. Authorities were trying to determine whether the deaths of three people in the Bay Area — one killed by a falling tree, two others by car accidents — were related to the storm.


Proposed Federal Water Bill Would Streamline New Dam Projects

Decades of planning for dams that could capture storm runoff in parts of Northern California has yet to lead to the building of such structures, a situation a Central California congressman hopes to change with a new bill that would cut through existing legal requirements and environmental regulations. Republican Congressman David Valadao is the bill’s sponsor. His district includes the farms visible along Interstate 5 from Bakersfield north for 160 miles. Those farmers want water, and his new bill, HR 23, is designed to streamline the dam approval process.

Carmel Valley Homes Flooded By River Water After Nearby Levee Breaks

Ten homes in the Carmel Valley were partly flooded late Sunday after a nearby river swelled from heavy rain that pummeled Northern California, authorities said. The Carmel River breached “by several feet” and a levee in the area broke, sending water toward a cluster of 10 homes along the river bank, according to the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services. The extent of damage to the homes was not immediately known.


Southern California To Get ‘Good Saturating Rains’ This Week

The monster storm that has beaten Northern California for the past few days was less fierce in Southern California on Monday. Nonetheless, the early-morning rains sparked freeway accidents, snarled traffic and left a man missing and feared dead after he and a companion were washed away in a flood-control channel in the South Bay. The storm is just the first of three rain events forecast for the area before the end of the week