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an ‘atmospheric river’ – a storm Known Heavy rainfall and strong winds – will make landfall in northern and central California on Thursday and linger in the area through the weekend, once again bringing areas of the state with large amounts of precipitation, several atmospheric rivers and a season of winter storms Something reversed after the California drought.

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With heavy rain expected across California on Thursday, forecasters at the National Weather Service (NWS) have Issued A flood watch for areas including Sacramento, and a wind advisory for most of the northern and central parts of the state, including San Francisco.

NWS forecasters warn That when a warm weather system moving through California meets areas of the state that have received record snow this season, melting snow will increase the risk of flooding, especially in areas with elevations below 5,000 feet.

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A winter storm warning is also in effect through Friday in the Sierra Nevadas, where NWS forecasters warn “Heavy” snow of 10 inches to two feet is possible.

Some county officials, such as Monterey County officials, are Warning to prepare residents for the storm with a two-week supply of essential goods and Offering Sandbags for residents in flood affected areas.

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California has been hit by repeated heavy rain and snow storms this winter, causing widespread power outages. Last week, a massive winter storm that brought feet of snow to California forced Gov. Gavin Newson announced A state of emergency has been declared in 13 counties, including Los Angeles County. San Bernardino County was hit particularly hard during repeated storms that began on February 23, leaving many residents trapped under snow. Mara Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Said Los Angeles Times So far 12 people have died from those storms in late February. In January, more than 34 million Californians, or 90% of the state's population, were on a flood watch, According to CBS News, after rain and strong winds caused flooding, mudslides and widespread power outages. Those January atmospheric river storms caused widespread flooding and contributed to nearly two dozen deaths. times informed of, Heavy rain and snow pulled large parts of the state out of drought, although most of California stays unusually dry,

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According to the University of California Berkeley, this is the fifth snowiest year on record in the Sierra Nevadas Central Sierra Snow Lab, As of Wednesday, the snow lab has recorded 603 inches of snow since October 1.

16 million Californians on flood watch as another 'atmospheric river' emerges (Forbes)

Parts of California out of drought – but experts still warn drought conditions will persist (Forbes)