Satellites are watching the atmospheric river as it continues to flood California

Satellites are watching the atmospheric river as it continues to flood California

Satellites are watching the atmospheric river as it continues to flood California

More rain is coming to already flooded California as forecasters watch two new “atmospheric rivers” form over the Pacific Ocean on their way to sending massive amounts of tropical moisture to the usually dry and sunny state.

After the superstorm fell over 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain in some coastal regions of California on Wednesday and Thursday (January 4 and 5), sparking flash floods and causing widespread power outages, gave Californians only a brief respite.

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