Incoming “Potent” Atmospheric River to Hit Central California

Marty Ralph, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) and a research affiliate of the Center of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, was quoted in the Washington Post article: ‘Potent’ atmospheric river to bombard central California on Friday and Saturday.

“It will be the strongest atmospheric river by far this winter for the region,” he said. “Its total water vapor transport will be greater than roughly 25 Mississippi Rivers’ worth of water, though, of course, only a fraction of this will fall from the sky as rain or snow.”

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