Saturday, January 7, 2017

Change in California weather

Fresno Bee: A massive storm is bearing down on the central San Joaquin Valley, prompting closures in Yosemite Valley, precautionary draining from area lakes and anti-flood measures across several counties. Meteorologists predict this “atmospheric river” will be the strongest storm in the last five years – possibly more.
All roads in the Yosemite Valley were closed at 5 p.m. Friday, the National Park Service said, and hotel guests and visitors were moved out in preparation for the expected deluge.
Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said visitor services and facilities will be extremely limited, but other parts of the national park will remain open.
We will be hearing about connections between the arctic anomaly, el nino, and  the recurring California pattern. 

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