Atmospheric river brings new storm to California

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-01 05:30:49|Editor: ZX
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Atmospheric river has brought new storm with rain and snow to California through Thanksgiving holiday.

The storm resulted in record rainfall to parts of the Los Angeles area and dumped snow on the mountains and high deserts.

According to local media reports, about 120 centimeters of snow had fallen in Big Bear Mountain Resort, a renowned holiday resort in Southern California, by Friday morning.

Across the region in Palmdale, which saw over 10 centimeters of snow, the digging out process was made more difficult as the city's public works crews didn't have many snowplows, Mayor Steve Hofbauer told local media.

Along skid row, the storm forced the Los Angeles Mission, one of the country's largest service providers to the homeless, to move its annual Thanksgiving celebration inside and prompted staffers to make available extra showers, clothing and hot meals.

More rain and snow are on the way, according to weather forecast.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Los Angeles tweeted on Friday that a long duration rain event was expected to impact mainly San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties over the weekend.

An atmospheric river is on the way and expected to bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California beginning midday Saturday, NWS Bay Area tweeted.