California Climate Warning | Atmospheric river brings heavy rain, snow


The wind as many of you trying to sleep overnight it was just howling yeah you start to look outside so is everything okay out there yeah and we were already seeing flooding and a roof collapse in our area thank you for joining us I'm Brielle love let's take a look at the impact that the storm is having on school closures and power outages this.

Morning first let's start with the closures we're monitoring several dozen school districts and we're going to bring you any changes right away as of now we do know that all schools in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are closed today still about 2 600 customers without power in the Nevada City Grass Valley area some of those.

Customers have not had power for two weeks Sierra County also seeing some outages as well in Sacramento SMUD is reporting power outages near the Sacramento Executive Airport also some households and Citrus Heights Wilton Florin Fair Oaks and North Highlands neighborhoods in the dark as well right now Roseville Electric is reporting no.

Active averages 44 Liberty utility customers just lost hour this morning at about one in Myers since then power has been restored to almost all of them also tracking arrivals and departures at Sacramento International Airport if a trip to the airport is in your weekend plans you want to check before you leave the house we saw several cancellations.

Last night however arrivals and departures this morning appear to be mostly on time you can count on ABC 10 to have Team coverage on the Storm ABC 10's Bridget biorlo is braving icy cold conditions up in the High Country we're going to check in with her in just a few minutes but first a look at our weather and traffic with Brendan minchip and.

Jordan Tolbert we do it every 10 minutes here so Brendan what's the latest well the rain continues to come down over the last six hours we've seen widespread rain totals of about an inch across the valley and also widespread winding us to 40 to 45 miles an hour overnight I don't need to tell you guys that you all heard it I know you did last night the rain.

Was hitting those windows and those wind gusts uh were really howling out there but again we are entering somewhat of a drier stretch right now between Sacramento and Stockton still really raining down from Modesto to the South especially in the Merced area snow levels have been quite high this morning as we saw from that Truckee cam it was.

Actually raining we've had rain up to about 7 500 at times closer to 8 000 feet you see Truckee right now in the Green Palace that's Tahoe a very thin sliver really just the Sierra Crest seeing snow at this hour this cold front here is going to play a big role in our weather today how far south it gets we'll determine how far south the bulk.

Of the rainfall will be through the morning and afternoon hours right now it does look like that front is going to move South and stall out to the south of Sacramento so Stockton Modesto the San Joaquin Valley likely we'll see the heaviest rain through the late morning and into the later afternoon hours as well as that rain builds back in and we.

Kind of get a second round of some of this rain in terms of snow it does look like the southern Sierra will see the most most of the rain today with snow levels dropping back down to a more familiar 5 000 feet or snow or so for those snow levels as that front remains stationary right over basically I-80 so showers in the Sacramento area today.

Only about a 10 chance through much of the afternoon we might even see some peaks of sunshine as some clouds could potentially break right now winds still something we're watching especially down near Stockton Modesto sustained winds 20 miles an hour gusting up towards 30 miles an hour in the San Joaquin Valley and still in the Sierra gusting upwards.

Of 40 even in Reno right now 55 mile per hour gusts those winds strongest right now through the morning hours they will be tapering off as we work through the late morning and into the afternoon highs today in the 50s 59 in Sacramento 58 in Elk Grove 58 Stockton 57 in Modesto and 59 in Fairfield but rain still something we're keeping an eye on.

We are not out of the woods yet Jordan now we're going to take a live look right now this is a downed tree that's kind of near the Del Paso Heights neighborhood you're what you're looking at there is uh Douglas Street and Los Robles Boulevard you can see Roots out of the ground yesterday night you know you heard that howling wind you heard.

The rain coming down and we're seeing reports of things like this in the Foothills also I saw one report in Rancho Cordova near Sunrise so we're seeing things like th is all over our area and around this around certain areas like 99 at Fruitridge it looks pretty clear out there for the most part seeing some slick road conditions also.

Locally we could be seeing downed trees also ponding also flooding on roadways as well as on major freeways I-80 is seeing it up in the high elevations as well so just watch out for places where there could be some deep water remember turn around don't drown YOLO bypass on I-5 seeing windy conditions this morning also on I-80 as well just before the.

Causeway and on the causeway so watch out for that as you head out this morning through Vacaville Fairfield looking good as well with seeing a couple crashes that were causing delays but looks like most of that has cleared up Northbound on 99 and five between Modesto and Sacramento things are actually looking pretty clear out there.

On the road some earlier morning crashes have since been cleared well all right Jordan thank you of course we've been reporting on what could happen from all the weight of the snow with all the rain on top of the snow take a look at this Dollar General store in Amador County a total loss after the roof collapse last night four people were inside the store.

When it caved in luckily none of them were hurt and the communities across Sierra and Foothill areas are dealing with very very harsh conditions snow is piling up rain coming down and it all feels Relentless ABC 10's Bridget biorlo is in Grass Valley this morning so Bridget what are conditions looking like there right now.

Oh Maria well here in Grass Valley as you can see the rain continues to come down and is falling onto this mounds of snow and is starting to cause some problems because that snow is melting away and is starting to cause some ponding even in the shopping center that we are at which can cause some slick conditions and as.

We come out here to the shopping center you see that despite around four feet of snow falling in Grass Valley in recent weeks you're seeing a lot of it no longer here or the snow is now in Pockets because of all that rain that has come down overnight now a lot of that rain here and from the Sierra is Flowing Downstream getting into our.

Rivers our reservoirs which is great in terms of drought control but not all at once it could cause a major problems when that water gets into neighborhoods it's why sandbag stations have been very busy these past couple of days with people filling up to make sure their garages and their homes are protected it also you don't want water getting onto.

Your roof for a number of reasons one you don't want standing water to seep under your Shingles get into your ceiling and cause some ceiling damage but also a lot of snow is on these rooftops and if you've got this rain just adding weight to what's already there it can freeze over and potentially cause those rooftops to come down.

Something we've already seen in this area a couple different spots there was a mobile home park that saw a number of roof collapses and we are just hearing of a report of a business facility also seeing the roof collapse we're going to go there after this report and bring you that update at 11. but this area has also been seeing widespread power.

Outages the lights been turned on for some communities but nearly 2 700 people remain without power some of those people have been in the dark for weeks now those in remote areas so a big inconvenience something that could potentially also be dangerous because conditions are are pretty chilly the wind has also been fairly intense in.

This area as well so there's a number of things people are dealing with here and as the light comes out you're really seeing the aftermath of this storm we're really starting to see a lot more ponding on these roads side roads are looking a little flooded as well we'll take a look out and see the exact aftermath and the result of this storm.

Impact but definitely Drive slowly out here it can be hazardous if you get on the wrong road Walter yeah definitely Bridget you just mentioned some ponding there how are local agencies helping to minimize flooding so the pearldale Chicago Park Fire Station they have set up as a sand back filling location so you can go there for.

Free a pack your sandbags get the sand a free of charge and do so at your leisure because you really want to keep your homes protected this water can do a lot of damage to your home and it's kind of an all hands on deck effort to protect properties from all this potential damage Bria that is Bridget thank you also an evacuation warning in effect for.

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