California Prepares to See Series of Storms in February

Wed. January 31st, 2024 - by Anne Allen

SACRAMENTO, CA - Weather in California has been keeping us on our toes as of late. With a series of potentially dangerous incoming storms, the state is mobilizing a whole-of-government response. For the next 10 days, the storms are expected to bring significant rain, high winds, and deep snow, as well as potential flash flooding and power outages.

Governor Gavin Newsom directed the State Operations Center in Mather to coordinate a unified response to these storms across state, local, and federal agencies.

Gavin Newsom, Governor of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

“The state is working around the clock with our local partners to deploy life-saving equipment and resources statewide. With more storms on the horizon, we’ll continue to mobilize every available resource to protect Californians,” said Governor Gavin Newsom.

The Governor has also directed the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to lead an early, proactive push to preposition state personnel and equipment into the communities most at risk of damage before the worst of the storms arrive. The state is also taking action to prepare for potential flooding by activating the Flood Operations Center for increased coordination and utilizing California’s spillways where necessary, according to a press release.

For the next 10 days, a series of storms are expected to bring significant rain, high winds, deep snow, as well as potential flash flooding and power outages

The National Weather Service reports that a significant series of weather systems will impact the state starting this week, bringing with them moderate to heavy rainfall, accumulating mountain snow, and gusty winds of 60–70 miles per hour. Precipitation began across far northern California on Tuesday, expected to spread into the rest of the state on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This weather pattern will continue in the next few weeks, with above-normal precipitation likely statewide, especially across Southern California.

As to how these weather systems will impact California produce growers, we are still unsure. However, ANUK will report as we learn more.

For more from the release, click here.

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