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LIVE: West Coast storm system dumps record rainfall, snow

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A powerful western storm system continues to dump record-breaking rainfall across California and bring snowfall through Monday night.


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Rainfall totals for the last 48 hours shows rain moving into Southern California

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.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

'So Far, So Good' on storm watch in Fresno County

Fresno County Sheriff says water is running off the way it's supposed to near Camp Sierra and Big Creek in the burn scar of the Creek Fire.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Tornado Warning for Kern County, CA

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.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

Update: SR 128 reopens after rockslide cleared

Crews cleared the rockslide from SR 128 and reopened the stretch from the Napa/Solano county line to Markley Cove. 

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Seattle road closures as City cleans up from weekend storm and readies for more rain

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.

Posted by Hillary Andrews

CA Highway 99 flooded near Fresno

All three northbound lanes of California Highway 99 are flooded at Manning in Fowler/Fresno County, according to California Highway Patrol.

Posted by Scott Sistek

California top rain totals surpass 16 inches

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Drivers asked to avoid mountain roads

National Weather Service and emergency management officials are asking drivers to avoid mountain travel as snow continues to accumulate.

Donner Summit along I-80 from California into Nevada remains closed in both directors, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Flash Flood Warning for Alisal burn scar has expired

The flash flood warning for the Alisal burn scar area has been allowed to expire.

There is no longer an immediate threat of significant damaging debris flows.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

State Route 88 closed for avalanche control

State Route 88 at Carson Spur is closed for avalanche control.

There’s no estimated time as to when the road will reopen. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Water rescue underway in Santa Barbara City

Fire crews are working to rescue a person stranded on a ladder above a swollen creek.

The 101 ramp northbound at Carrillo Street is closed.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Sandbags available for residents of Visalia

Sandbags and sand are being offered to residents of Visalia, California.

Bags can be picked up at the Public Works Administration Office, and sand can be picked up at a sand station on Cain Street. 

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Sacramento FD makes several water rescues

The Sacramento Fire Department rescued 14 homeless people from flooded areas, and 10 people needed to be rescued from two homes overnight. 

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Evacuation orders lifted in San Mateo County

All evacuation orders have been lifted in San Mateo County.

Residents are still being advised to use caution when driving as some areas could still be flooded and tress may have fallen across roads.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

High surf warnings remain in effect

It’s not just rain people need to be aware of.

A high surf warning is in effect until Tuesday morning.

Waves of 20-25 feet have been reported.

Anyone visiting the coast is asked to stay back from the ocean.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

More than 2 feet of snow falls in Sierra Nevada mountains

Nearly 30 inches of snow fell in a 24-hour period in Donner Pass and Soda Springs.

Not far behind is Sierra Snow Lab with 27 inches of snow and Kirkwood picked up 15 inches. 

Posted by Steven Yablonski

California rain totals

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.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Rockslide closes portion of Highway 50

Highway 50 is closed between Fred’s Place to Meyers because of a late-night rockslide.

Crews are working to clear debris and reopen the road.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Sandbags being handed out in Los Angeles County

Sandbags are being handed out to residents in Los Angeles County because of the flood risk.

The sandbags will be handed out at local fire stations.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Shelter-in-place order for Santa Barbara County

A shelter-in-place order was issued for those in the Alisal Fire burn area in Santa Barbara County. Residents are advised to stay inside until further notice, go to the innermost room in their home or get to the highest floor.

Posted by Steven Yablonski

Will Nunley reports from snowy Lake Tahoe

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.

Posted by Aaron Barker

Lake Tahoe: 20 inches of snow and still falling

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Busy 24 hours for Northern California fire rescue

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Restricted travel on I-80 in Utah

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

Posted by Emilee Speck

More road closures near San Francisco

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

VIDEO: Flooding across Santa Rosa, California

Flooding was reported across the city of Santa Rosa, California, as a powerful storm moved into the area Sunday.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Windstorm kills 2 near Seattle

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.

Read the full story below.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Washington winds top 60 mph

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Rainfall totals shatter Bay Area records

With the rain still coming down, San Fransisco rain totals have surpassed October records.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Western storm packing dangerous winds

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

I-80 closed at state line

Interstate 80 at the California-Nevada state line is closed as winter weather has made driving conditions unsafe. Drivers should find an alternative route.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Morning commuters face possible road closures

Fire rescue and local officials are warning morning commuters of possible dangers on the road. Standing water and mud slides have closed some highways.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Rough surf

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.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Power outages across California

More than 100,000 are without power Monday morning across California as heavy rain and wind continues.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Record rainfall in Reno

The atmospheric river causing heavy rainfall continues to move east bringing record-rain totals.

Posted by Emilee Speck

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