Storm 2 Of 3, Maybe 4 Brings More Flooding To California, Winds Gust To 147 mph, More Storms On The Way!

Written by on December 11, 2014 in United States of America with 0 Comments

The strongest storm of the season drives flooding rains and damaging winds through California today. While winds of up to 147 mph roar over ridges near Reno and Lake Tahoe, nearly 9 inches of rain has fallen in the Venado area north of the Bay Area. Widespread flooding has occurred.

This was the scene on Hwy 37 at Novato Creek a little earlier. Image courtesy of CHP Marin.

Credit: CHP Marin

Credit: CHP Marin

Here’s why. Strongest storm system yet with a lot of energy piling into California.

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Bay Area rainfall totals so far today! Nearly 9 inches in the Venado area.

Credit: NWS Bay Area

Credit: NWS Bay Area

NWS Bay Area info

Credit: NWS Bay Area

Credit: NWS Bay Area

NWS Los Angeles info

NWS Los Angeles

NWS Los Angeles

Video update from NWS Sacramento.

Credit: weather.com

Credit: weather.com

More to come

This is one of 3 storms lined up in the Pacific that look poised to bring a California soaking over the next 7 days.

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QPF rain totals next 7 days

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The wet winter of 2014-15 has begun

With this type of positive SST anomaly up the West Coast along with an El Nino, you can bet the below CFSv2 precip forecasts are correct!

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See video for more.

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