Monthly Archives: January 2017

17-22 January Significant Precipitation for the West Coast

The West Coast of the US experienced multiple storms between 17-22 January 2017 that resulted in substantial precipitation: Early in the period, an Atmospheric River with origins from the central tropical Pacific Ocean advected towards Washington, Oregon and northern California: … Continue reading

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Post Atmospheric River Events in California, 011317

As we all know there were two atmospheric river events that occurred in California in the past week and a half. Both atmospheric river events dumped large amounts of precipitation and snow to the state of California. There was a … Continue reading

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Atmospheric River event of 7-9 January 2017

A significant atmospheric river affected the west coast on 7-9 January, 2017. ┬áThe GOES water vapor imagery shows the development of clouds associated with an approaching trough off the west coast, these clouds advected into the west coast: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/8jan17_wv&loop_speed_ms=80 and … Continue reading

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