Atmospheric River Gets Going, Connecting Philippines With California, 70s From DC To NYC

Written by on March 4, 2016 in United States of America, Winter 2015/16 with 0 Comments

It’s a pattern we didn’t see during the heart of the ‘rainy season’ but over the next 10-15 days it’s the REAL EL NINO DEAL for California. A true ‘atmospheric river’ is gathering steam and originating all the way back across the Pacific to the Philippines.

A line of storms is forming a conga line across the Pacific while the pineapple express runs underneath. TWO systems unveil the start of this stormy but needed spell.

Credit: NOAA

Credit: NOAA

Credit: NOAA

Credit: NOAA

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This weekend alone, California can expect upwards of 12, locally 15 inches of rain and potentially up to 70 inches of snow in the Sierra.

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Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Credit: NWS

Through the next 72 hours alone, the GFS prints out up to 76 inches of snow near Mammoth in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Next 10 days… yep that’s 160″ your seeing.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

All this comes following LA’s second warmest ever February.

Credit: Josh Rubenstein

Credit: Josh Rubenstein

Meanwhile further east and it’s feeling like summer on the Plains this weekend with 60s, 70s and even 80s popping up as a strong ridge and strong southerly winds blow.

It was downright hot in Texas yesterday!

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That warmth lifts north today and through the weekend.

Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

Into next week and it’ll be the DC to Boston corridor enjoying the warmth.

Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

See today’s video.

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