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California rain: Atmospheric river brings heavy rain, snow to Central CA and Sierra Nevada today – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-10-25 08:35:30 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-Central California woke up to strong winds and rainfall on Monday morning as atmospheric rivers traveled through the region.

look: ABC30 Accuweather Forecast Today

The ABC30 Accuweather team has been tracking the storm for days and finally reached the Central Valley. Here’s all you need to know about a powerful storm:

When does it rain in the Central Valley?

Heavy rain slowly moved through the North Valley early Monday morning. Rain pushes southward from morning to afternoon.

Flash flood warnings are being implemented throughout the Central Valley, and roads can cause floods and ponds in urban areas and streams.

ABC30 meteorologist Madeline Evans states that heavy rainfall is a concern for rapid floods, debris flows, and debris flows in areas with burn scars. Flash flood warnings were also issued in the hills. The warning is valid until 11:00 pm on Monday.

A powerful gust of about 20 mph continues all day long. Valley temperatures begin in the late 1950s but fall throughout the afternoon.

Track the storm

(Note: ABC30’s Accuweather team will continue to track the storm and provide updates throughout the rest of the week. See the video player above for the latest updates).

What is an atmospheric river?

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), rivers in the atmosphere are “columns of condensed water vapor” that move through the atmosphere and cool, producing large amounts of rain and snow. NOAA states that strong atmospheric rivers can cause floods and landslides.

How much rain will it rain?

Total rainfall in the Central Valley is expected to be approximately 0.5 to 1 inch in the South Valley and 1 to 2 inches in the North Valley. The hilly communities are the most common and are expected to rain about 3-6 inches.

In addition to rain, strong gusts can occur in the western part of the Central Valley on Sunday afternoons and early Mondays, according to NWS Hanford.

How much snow does Sierra have?

In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it snows the most at altitudes of about 8,000 to 9,000 feet. Mammoths could see about 52 inches of snowfall, and Yosemite National Park could see 32 inches and about 19 inches in Sequoia National Park.

Winter storm monitoring is effective when the altitude is above 8,000 feet from 11:00 am on Sunday to 11:00 pm on Monday.

Preparing for the storm

Public works teams throughout the Central Valley are preparing for the next storm.

Fresno County officials are worried that homes and residents along the scars of the creek fire may be on the path of a landslide. Evacuation alerts are issued at the Big Creek Canyon from under the Big Creek to the San Joaquin River. You can use this interactive map to track areas at high risk of landslides and flash floods.

Madeline Evans says Monday morning rains can be a daunting commute for drivers. Authorities were urging drivers to pay attention and give them ample time to travel. Click here for the latest Central California closures and chain controls.

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