LIVE: West Coast storm system dumps record rainfall, snow
A powerful western storm system continues to dump record-breaking rainfall across California and bring snowfall through Monday night.
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48-hour rain totals show 9.64" falling in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 3.49 inches in the hills north of San Luis Obispo, and so far just 0.7 inches in Oxnard, CA. A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County Coast and Coastal Ranges.
The rains are just exiting San Diego, Riverside, and Las Vegas.
Kern County, CA is under a tornado warning until 4:45 PDT. The system that soaked Northern California is now dropping quarter-size hail and is responsible for severe thunderstorms and a potential tornado 11 miles west of Wasco moving SE at 25 mph. Kern County is in the Central Valley.
Fifteen downed power poles close E Marginal Way southbound in Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) expects the section from 14th Avenue to 86th Place to reopen sometime Tuesday. SDOT also closed the South Park Bridge.
Crews don't have much time to clean up after the weekend storm because FOX Weather forecasts more rain for Seattle tonight through Tuesday.
All three northbound lanes of California Highway 99 are flooded at Manning in Fowler/Fresno County, according to California Highway Patrol.
The atmospheric river has dumped more than 16 inches of rain in Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California since Saturday.
The NWS continues to update totals for areas still seeing rainfall.
Some impressive rain totals are being reported in California.
Mt. Tamalpais reported 16.55 inches of rain since Saturday.
Nearly 11 inches has fallen in Saint Helena.
FOX Weather Multimedia Journalist filed this report from a very snowy Lake Tahoe, saying more than a foot of snow has fallen and the flakes are still flying.
FOX Weather's Will Nunley has been on the north side of Lake Tahoe, California where the snow began falling Sunday night.
Tahoe City estimates about 20 inches of snow as of 11 a.m. EDT, according to NOAA.
Flooding caused by the atmospheric river is keeping Northern California first responders busy.
Marin County fire agencies responded to more than 650 calls, including 20 crashes and 185 flooding reports in the past 24 hours as of Monday morning.
Reminder: If you can't see the road don't try and drive through flooded areas.
A semi-truck blew over at mile marker 78 on I-80 in Utah, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
UDOT is placing restrictions on high profile vehicles on western portions of I-80 until the winds die down.
Strong Winds will continue through 6 pm. and beginning at 8 p.m. through midnight snow is expected to impact the corridors through the mountain regions, according to the NWS.t
East of San Francisco, the Alameda Police Department reports traffic is closed on Harbor Bay Parkway due to flooding. Drivers are asked not to attempt to drive through the water.
Alameda received 5.45 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, according to the NWS.
Flooding was reported across the city of Santa Rosa, California, as a powerful storm moved into the area Sunday.
The western storm bringing gusts over 50 mph and knocking out power to thousands claimed two lives Sunday after winds knocked a tree onto their car in Preston, Washington, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
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The NWS office in Seattle/Tacoma is reporting some areas saw wind speeds above 60 mph, including Paine Field Everett Airport, in the last 24 hours. Seattle reported a 54 mph wind gust around 2 a.m. Monday.
A wind advisory for San Luis Obispo County, California remains in effect until noon PDT Monday. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible with isolated gusts up to 60 mph in the mountains, according to the NWS Los Angeles office.
It could take days to clean up debris from flooding and excessive rainfall in some areas across California.
Here's the latest on road closures and damage reports.
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory through 11 a.m. Tuesday for most of the West Coast with possible wave heights up to 30 feet.
More than 100,000 are without power Monday morning across California as heavy rain and wind continues.
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