Flooding in California as East braces for massive winter storms

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Almost 6 inches of rain just fell in central California and the southern part of the state has seen more than 4 inches, resulting in flooding and rockslides reportedly hitting cars.Wind gusts of up to 98 mph also were reported in central California, and in the Bay Area, trees were toppled, with some falling on cars.A second, stronger storm is continuing to batter the West Coast Thursday morning with 40-foot waves, heavy rain, damaging winds and heavy snow in higher elevations.Winter storm watches have been issued in the Northeast, including Boston, which mainly is watching for the second of the two storms to move across the U.S.The first of the two storms should hit the Northeast Thursday night and into Friday, bringing light snow — 1 to 3 inches — to areas including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.Temperatures will be near freezing, and Friday commutes could prove quite slick.The second storm is expected in the Northeast by Saturday night, delivering snow from D.C. up to Boston, with some of that snow changing to sleet as warmer air joins the system.Further inland, some areas in western Pennsylvania and northern New York and New England may see several feet of snow.Behind the storm, Arctic air is forecast to spill into the central U.S., with the coldest air of the season resulting in wind chills below zero for much of the Midwest and Great Lakes region.This bitterly cold air will make it to the Northeast by Sunday night, into Monday, sending wind chills in some places below zero.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Crop conditions vary throughout the Peace region

first_imgThe spotty nature of recent shower activity this summer in the Peace Region has resulted in a wide variety of both forage and grain crop conditions.While last week’s B.C. Day rain storms left some Environment Canada weather stations with August 3rd records, the official total of 25 millimetres at the local airport station was well off the 1976 record of 37.3, and other areas got much less than that.Crops on the Alberta side of the border in the Grande Prairie area have been described by a Northern Lights County councillor as, “A disaster, very stressed, non-existent.”- Advertisement -He estimates hay yields are one quarter to one half of normal, and says with grain crops not faring much better consideration is being given to declaring the county an agricultural disaster area.That would make it the fourth county north and west of Edmonton to do so, but the President of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association says it is not uniformly dry across the region.The livestock producer victims this year could be forced into unwanted herd reductions, because unlike in previous dry years, there’s little emergency feed to be had across the border.Advertisement Some ranchers there are fighting a two front war, one against the drought conditions, and the other against grasshoppers.last_img read more

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