L.A. County remains dry, most of Southern California avoids Northern California storm system, and the rest of the U.S. has turned their focus to what seems a non-event.
The media will say that there is “no major activity” on NASA’s GRAIL website.
To the millions of people who are not monitoring or following weather on a constant basis, it’s a nice way to say “nothing to see here”. And the media has the good sense to stay well back from the story, in the shadows.
NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA has not released an official statement on the storm at this time. They have issued press releases mentioning the storm, including this one.
The National Weather Service, NWS, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive sources of weather and climate information. The NWS and its sister agencies are responsible for keeping America safe, healthy, prepared, and informed.
NOAA notes that it is working with the NWS to make up the storm. They have also issued a statement that the storm is not a nor” is one of the agency’s top priorities.
The National Weather Service notes that the storm has the potential to bring rainfall to the Los Angeles area and surrounding areas, which means that power outages could be severe. And with a storm this severe the NWS doesn’t want people to have to think about the consequences.
The following NWS radar image is from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The storm is causing some flooding in parts of coastal Southern California. The flooding is in the form of a flood water line that is building in the waters that flow off the Pacific coast. The images below show the flood water on the U.S. east coast and the Coast Guard’s Emergency Coordination Center in San Francisco.
A new NWS radar image taken Monday night through Wednesday morning shows the storm is moving west-northwest with winds up to 40 miles per hour, with a minimum of 55 mph. The intensity is slowly increasing and the storm is now packing winds up to 60 mph in some areas. The intensity of the storm is increasing.
The National Weather Service has posted