More than 120,000 Californians left without power during one of the worst snowfalls in years
More than 126,000 residents of the U.S. state of California (USA) have been left without power in the last few hours due to the enormous snowstorm that will shake virtually all of its counties, as well as neighboring states, throughout this weekend and Monday.
As of yesterday morning, more than 30 million Americans are under weather alerts in the West, ranging from blizzard warnings in the mountains near Los Angeles to. wind chill warnings in the northern plains.
The storm finished accumulating moisture on Friday to become a “moderate” atmospheric river, which has compounded its effects and dumped extreme amounts of precipitation, Elizabeth Schenk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego, has told the ‘Los Angeles Times’.
This Sunday, the storm will begin to move across the state of Arizona, accompanied by new rain and snow at the northern Californiawith precipitation from Sacramento to north of Seattle, and then moving eastward, with severe weather threatened for the states of Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas.
Some similar storms hit the state of California in the early winter and left 20 deaths and considerable material damage.