Faded sunshine and billowy clouds this Friday mid-morning in California’s Central Valley as we enjoy a respite from the rivers of rain that have plastered us the last few days.
Reportedly, this is just a short stay as more heavy wet shit is due tonight and on into the weekend.
As the bullshit continues in DC over Kevin McCarthy’s trip to no power speakership, we are waiting for the bottom to fall out of the sky:
“Atmospheric rivers can transport volumes of water many times that of the Mississippi River, doing so all in the air above your head.” @Weather_West @aaronscottNPR paint a vivid picture of what’s happening in California’s atmosphere right now
— Emily Kwong (@emilykwong1234) January 6, 2023
Via NPR earlier this morning:
California is enduring the effects of an atmospheric river, a meteorological phenomenon where converging air systems funnel wet air into a long, riverine flow that dumps large amounts of rain when it makes landfall.
“Atmospheric rivers can transport volumes of water many times that of the Mississippi River, doing so all in the air above your head,” says Dr. Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Nature Conservancy of California.
And a forecast for my neck of the woods here in the Valley:
The next storm system will impact Central California Saturday night and Sunday, resulting in snow in the Sierra Nevada above 5,000 feet and rain in most of the San Joaquin Valley. A much stronger storm system will impact Central California early next week. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/twnC3KF5MS
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) January 6, 2023
We await the storms on both coasts — us out here with actual rain, America with asshole/dipshit Republicans back in DC
Who’ll end this shit?
Umbrella or not this morning, here we are once again…