Raleigh (NC) News & Observer: Winter arrived in a big way in the western U.S. with snow in the mountains and flooding rains in California.
Photo shows snow in Crested Butte, Colorado.From the streets of Crested Butte:
Below flooding in California (San Bernadino county) is seen.
See the entire photo gallery at the News & Observer.
From The New York Times: The east coast also has some severe weather. Syracuse, NY has had 71.9 inches of snow so far this month. See Photo below.
See the photo gallery at The New York Times…..
And there is still more to come. From The Daily Beast: California is bracing for what’s expected to be the worst of several storms that have hit the state in the last week. Forecasters are saying the collision of cold air from the Gulf of Alaska with subtropical moisture from the western Pacific Ocean could result in lightning, waterspouts, small tornadoes, torrential rains, and high winds. Read more……
Business Insider: The great rainstorm of 2010 in California has been impressive, with 15 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevadas, inches of rain on the coast, and so on. But it pales against the “Super Ark” storm of 1861-62, a 45-day beast that made unusable something like one-third of California’s taxable land, and created massive lakes in the Central Valley.