Atmospheric River to Bring Heavy Winds, Potential Flooding

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A vehicles is diverted past a road closure on the Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and Wagner in Huntington Beach, California on January 16, 2019 as southern California is hit by another storm, pushed by an atmospheric river, with rainfall expected to get heavier later into the day. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

A “Pineapple Express” storm is expected to batter the Bay Area for two days, starting late Tuesday. The storm is an atmospheric river heading toward the West Coast from the tropics south of Hawaii. Caltrans plans to close Highway 1 south of Big Sur as a precaution against mudslides and the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings across the Bay Area. Forum considers the anticipated storm. What questions do you have?

More Information:
First Wave of Storm Inundates North Bay, Triggers Flood Concerns on Russian River (KQED News)

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Paul Rogers, managing editor, KQED Science; natural resources and environment reporter, The Mercury News