Widespread rain and winds hit Southern California, with mountain snow on the way
By the end of Sunday night, Southern California was under a flood watch. Rain and high winds are projected to increase on the following day, with a flood watch in effect from Monday morning through Wednesday night.
Anchors are dropping, and the water is up to 18 inches in places in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Southern California is beginning the first phase of its annual flooding season, with heavy rains, strong winds and the possibility of flash flooding. The flood watches and warnings have been updated to include the entire state, with a greater concern for the mountains south of Los Angeles and the foothills in the San Gabriel Mountains north of that.
More bad news for the West Coast: Southern California is currently in the midst of its annual spring-like warm-up, as temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s are expected in the mountains and valleys. The forecast is for rain to continue through next weekend.
The weather forecast for Anchorage, Alaska, has included rain, as the city prepares for the annual Chugach Alaska Groundhog Invitational Groundhog Day.
This is a time for people in Anchorage, Alaska, to take stock of the year, determine what successes they’ve had and what challenges they have faced. As we look at this year’s Chugach Groundhog Day event, let’s take a look back at what happened during the year.
In the spring of 2014, we saw a record low in the groundhog’s annual shadow, as the groundhog was 0 for 26 days. But now in the spring of 2015, we’re seeing a record high in the groundhog’s annual shadow, as the groundhog is 7 for 28 days. It should be noted that the groundhog doesn’t always give a true forecast for the end of the year. But if this year’s prediction of seven for 28 days doesn’t come true, that could be a sign it’s time to retire the old, yellow,