New Bomb Cyclone Threatens Storm-Slammed California With Heavy Rain and Snow
California braces for second bomb cyclone in a week as dynamic storm combo threatens heavy rain, snow, and high winds. Winter storm warnings were issued for mountains as the storm associated with an atmospheric river hit Northern and Central California. National Weather Service predicts very heavy snow in higher elevations of the Northern Coastal Ranges and Sierra. Record snowpack in the state is expected to break all-time record on April 1.
Unlike the previous storm, the second bomb cyclone will peak over the ocean rather than hitting the Bay Area. The low will weaken as it moves southward by midweek. Meanwhile, flash flooding and severe thunderstorms continue to plague the Southeast after deadly tornadoes hit Mississippi and Alabama over the weekend. Warmer Gulf of Mexico waters may be contributing to the heavy rains. Human-induced climate change is causing more frequent and intense precipitation extremes.