Heavy Rain and Snow Continues in the West but Finally an End in Sight
It has been nearly a week of continuous precipitation falling somewhere in California and across much of the West. Thousands were evacuated and hundreds had to be rescued Tuesday as rivers overflowed in San Jose. A local State of Emergency continues for the area. You can view more pictures of the evacuations here.
Several areas remain under Flood Advisories and Warnings. Two day rainfall totals are approaching 6″ in many areas.
Snowfall has been heavy, but warnings have finally ended in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Advisories and watches continue throughout many of the mountain ranges in the West as the deep snow pack continues to grow.
Robust moisture is streaming into the West from the Pacific Ocean. Energy aloft is gradually shifting to the east, with portions of the Front Range and High Plains likely to see the heaviest snow in the coming days.
Precipitation is expected to gradually diminish for the coastal areas throughout the rest of the work week. A developing low pressure center in the Rockies will shift eastward into the Plains, giving many areas across the West a chance to dry out with a much needed break from the heavy rain and snow.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels