Pictures of automobiles submerged in San Francisco circulated on-line Saturday afternoon after town was hit with flooding brought on by “excessive” climate circumstances.
The “excessive” climate included heavy rain, snow, and wind hitting totally different components of California on Saturday and inflicting flooding and landslides after one other “atmospheric river” struck the West coast, The New York Occasions reported.
The storm in San Francisco broke a 173-year previous precipitation document, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service, KRON4 reported. The best precipitation document was 2.12 inches of rain that occurred in 1849. San Francisco noticed 2.96 inches of rain, as of late Saturday morning, with extra to come back.
Twitter person Doug Lawrence posted an 8-second video of a number of automobiles parked beneath the rainfall with some submerged resulting from flooding.
“From drought to mini flood in San Francisco. We had 3.3″+ of rain within the final 24 hours,” Lawrence wrote.
In the meantime, the San Francisco Hearth Division introduced on Twitter that every one lanes of Freeway 101 at Oyster Level within the south a part of town had been shut down due to “excessive roadway flooding.”
The San Francisco Hearth Division informed Newsweek that there have been no accidents or fatalities to this point, and that “dozens” of areas had been affected and “dozens” of automobiles had been caught due to the flooding.
Some movies confirmed drivers struggling to drive their automobiles because the freeway was flooded with rain. Bloomberg Information reporter Mark Chediak mentioned the 101 had “critical flooding.”
Mark Andrews, the California Freeway Patrol (CHP) spokesperson mentioned that prime tides may need been a contributor to the flooding, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Flooding additionally occurred within the metropolis of Palo Alto close to Pardee Park, in line with Raj Mathai, a information anchor at NBC-owned KNTV.
The highly effective “atmospheric river” inflicting San Francisco’s climate circumstances is usually referred to as “pineapple categorical” as a result of it shortly transfers water vapor from Hawaii to the West coast, in line with The Chronicle.
Flood watches and wind advisories are nonetheless in place amid heavy rainfall alongside the coast and as snow covers the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service.
Climate forecasters anticipated heavy snow to fall this weekend in areas round Lake Tahoe, in jap California and western Nevada. The Nationwide Climate Service lately warned that California’s Jap Sierra area, which makes up the jap facet of the Sierra Nevada Mountain vary, would see “showers, heavy snow, and slight likelihood of thunderstorms” Saturday morning after which rain and heavy snow within the afternoon.
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