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Old 01-04-2017   #1
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Major flood risk headed for rivers in Central California

The river forecasts may top the historic charts given this latest series of storms coming into the region.

South Fork American River is forecasted for 72,000 cfs Monday Morning. It normally runs at about 500cfs.



Rivers are going to get big!

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Old 01-04-2017   #2
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Unbelievable! Thanks for posting this. Wish I could fly down there just to witness that.

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Old 01-04-2017   #3
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Heavy precipitation for parts of Northern and Central California, and southern Oregon, Sat-Wed, Jan 7-11.

Freezing rain for portions of the valleys of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Intermountain West, Sat-Sun, Jan 7-8.

Heavy snow for parts of the Cascades, Sat-Wed, Jan 7-11.
We have a fair bit of snow in Redmond Oregon.
Expecting rain Sunday.
We don't flood much here because of the geology.
But elsewhere this be pretty serious.
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Old 01-05-2017   #4
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Yep, by the end of the week Squawlywood will have received more snow in less than two weeks than Colorado has all season.
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Old 01-06-2017   #5
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What all the concern is about:

Up to 12 inches of rain below 8,500 feet is expected, and massive amounts of snow up to 6 feet above that elevation. A fourth, colder storm two days behind will drop yet more heavy snow.
Plenty of doom:

California braces for 'once-in-10-year' storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards - LA Times

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Old 01-06-2017   #6
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Gee, seems like either drought or flood for CA these days. Of course this is in line with climate change predictions, but for the deniers it is obviously a hoax.
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Here's to hoping that some of that action heads north and we get a refresh of some rain. Everything here in Oregon is just frigid. Water levels dropping on even low elevation rivers due to ice and snow. Send the white stuff to the mountains!
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Old 01-07-2017   #8
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I heard that the drought ended in California on election day from all the crying that went on because Trump was elected?
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Old 01-09-2017   #9
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Truckee river water park in Reno

someone got out and enjoyed the flood...

Watch: Rafter on flood-swollen Truckee River in Reno

hope it posts.
more snow = more water
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Old 01-09-2017   #10
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I came across footage of Yosemite falls at flood stage on their FB page.

Pretty intense to see all that water dropping a thousand feet...

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