We are getting slammed by what we used to call A Pineapple Express. A warmer winter storm, that brings a lot of rain, wind, mud and flooding. It's scientific name is Atmospheric river. Pineapple Express storms are the most commonly represented and recognized type of atmospheric rivers; they are given the name due to the warm water vapor plumes originating over the Hawaiian tropics that follow a path towards California. Historically, these storms have caused major flooding throughout California for hundreds of years. They are nothing new - just that, we now have freaked out media coverage, that feeds off the potential for doom and gloom. They also like to promote FEAR.
LIFE THREATENINGPOWER OUTAGES
DANGER DANGER DANGER
And the State of California still INSISTS we are in a DROUGHT.
Yesterday it snowed, which is a rare event here. It was a beautiful site to wake up to.