Debris flow risk | Snow survey results | Power outage preparations
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Storm poses risk for mudslides in burn scars
Another potent atmospheric river storm will impact Northern California today. High initial snow levels and base amounts of precipitation may also lead to debris flows in burn scar areas such as the Dixie Fire and August Complex. Wind gusts in the Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills have the potential to exceed 50 miles per hour, leading to falling tree limbs.
— Dave Schlom, NSPR
Snowpack survey shows promising results
A recent spate of storms dumped snow in the Sierra Nevada, bringing with them a little relief from California’s long drought, according to The Associated Press. Results from yesterday morning’s snow survey are in, and state officials say snowpack in California’s mountains is off to one of its best starts in 40 years.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Pacific Gas & Electic prepares for possible outages
The National Weather Service is predicting high winds of around 50 miles per hour, which have the potential to cause widespread power outages. Megan McFarland, a spokesperson for Pacific Gas & Electric, said crews are standing by if the lights do go out, but closed roads and fallen trees might delay their efforts. Residents should prepare for the possibility of losing power for several days.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Interview: State climatologist shares perspective on recent storms
2023 is off to a very wet start in Northern California on top of one of the wettest Decembers on record. CapRadio’s Randol White spoke with California State Climatologist Michael Anderson to give some perspective on what we’re experiencing and possibly where we’re headed. Listen to the interview in today’s headlines.
— CapRadio Staff
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