Flash flood alerts in the Los Angeles area

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As the cyclone center pushes south off the coast toward the Los Angeles Basin on Saturday, it has wiped into some tropical moisture, transitioning into a concise atmospheric river cyclone. Its heavy precipitation has begun flash flooding potential through the Easter holiday weekend.
As the cyclone center pushes south off the coast toward the Los Angeles Basin on Saturday, it has wiped into some tropical moisture, transitioning into a concise atmospheric river cyclone. Its heavy precipitation has begun flash flooding potential through the Easter holiday weekend.

As the cyclone center pushes south off the coast toward the Los Angeles Basin on Saturday, it has wiped into some tropical moisture, transitioning into a concise atmospheric river cyclone. Its heavy precipitation has begun flash flooding potential through the Easter holiday weekend.

Millions of residents in the Los Angeles area were placed under Flash Flood Warnings early Saturday morning as another rainstorm swept through Southern California. 

This latest storm, part of a series affecting the region, has prompted concerns about flash flooding and landslides, particularly as it taps into tropical moisture, transforming into a brief atmospheric river event.

Impact of the Storm

A strong area of low pressure off the Central California coast has brought moderate to heavy showers and mountain snow across the state. 

As the storm center shifted south toward the Los Angeles Basin, it intensified, leading to heavy rainfall and flash flooding potential. 

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The Flash Flood Warning covers over 5.5 million people in the heart of the Los Angeles metro area, with rainfall rates reaching up to 1.0 inch per hour.

Warnings and Precautions

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles has issued warnings about flash flooding and landslides, urging residents to take necessary precautions. 

Similar stormy conditions have prompted additional Flash Flood Warnings in Santa Barbara County. LAX Airport reported significant rainfall, with more expected throughout the day.

Tornado Warning and Rainfall Expectations

In Santa Barbara County, a brief Tornado Warning was issued after Doppler Radar detected rotation in a passing thunderstorm. While the warning was later canceled without any reports of tornado formation, residents remain vigilant. 

Coastal Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, could see rainfall totals of 1.5-3 inches, with higher amounts expected in foothills and mountains.

Response and Preparedness

Residents in affected areas are advised to stay informed about weather updates and heed evacuation orders if necessary. 

Local authorities and emergency services are on standby to respond to any emergencies. With heavy rainfall expected to continue, residents are urged to exercise caution and stay safe during this period of heightened weather activity.

Gary Monroe

Gary Monroe is a seasoned contributor to the Los Angeles Business Magazine, where he offers insightful analysis on local business trends and economic developments. With a focus on Los Angeles' dynamic commercial landscape, Gary's articles provide valuable perspectives for entrepreneurs and business professionals in the city.

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