A strong storm, which reached the considerations of “cyclone bomb”, hits the coast of California. The Bay Area National Weather Service has warned it could be a “fatal” system, so millions of people need to keep an eye on it. the alerts current. The phenomenon occurs after the affectations and rains that were registered in the last weekend in the same area. Tornadoes and snowfall are also forecast in other parts of the United States.
In the case of California, an atmospheric river that carries moisture is the cause of the storm. In the North and the Bay Area, the greatest effects will be felt this Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy rains and gusts of wind between 100 and 130 km/h are expected. Widespread rains of 3 to 6 inches are also expected, according to the Weather Service. The sum of these conditions threatens power outages and considerable damage.
Watsonville and Santa Cruz city officials have issued evacuation orders in communities at high risk of flooding. South of San Francisco, in San Mateo County, A total state of emergency was declared.
This phenomenon is part of a series of atmospheric river storms that scientists predict will continue through the month, according to CNBC. Atmospheric rivers are streams that carry most of the water vapor or moisture out of the tropics, notes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to the last report of CNN, more than 30 million people are under threat from the Florida Panhandle, into far southeastern Alabama, and parts of Georgia and along the east coast into southeastern Virginia. In Georgia and Northern California, hail and tornadoes could occur.
The latter are also a risk in other cities, including: Tallahassee, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Atlanta, Raleigh and Norfolk. An alert extends over parts of the Southeast from northern Florida to South Carolina.
The rains would cause flash flooding in parts of the southeast. The storm, which moved into the central and southern United States after hitting California with deadly flooding, it has so far left a halo of destruction as it moves.
There have already been some records of tornadoes, such as the one in Jonesboro, Louisiana. In Jessieville, Arkansas, another damaged several school buildings and homes. Fortunately, all students were accounted for with no injuries. A few more tornadoes occurred in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.
On Tuesday, the rainfall record was broken in several cities. Memphis, for example, received 3.84 inches. The record was 1949 with 2.13. Jackson scored 2.48, his previous was 1.69 in 151.
More than 5 million people remain under winter alert in the Midwest and Great Lakes. The National Weather Service warned that ice and snow accumulation is expected that would affect transfers. In parts of the Upper Midwest, heavy snow is expected through this Wednesday. While north of New England freezing rain and a wintry mix will spread on Thursday.