California was lashed by the final in a series of lethal atmospheric rivers Monday night — as officials warned it could take weeks to clean up the sustained heavy rains, snow and floods that’ve hit the state.
The latest: A mandatory evacuation order was issued for a flooded mobile home park in Acampo after 175 residents left voluntarily earlier Monday, per the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. The National Weather Service’s Sacramento office extended a flood advisory for the area through the night due to ongoing flooding.
- President Biden will on Thursday visit communities along California’s central coast that have been affected by the storms, which have killed at least 19 people since they first hit in late December, the White House said Monday night.
- Biden will meet with first responders, state and local officials during his visit, per the White House statement.
State of play: “One last moist storm system” would impact parts of California Monday with locally heavy rain, mountain snow and gusty winds, the National Weather Service said in a forecast update Monday night.
- “Precipitation will taper off in California and heavy mountain snow will spread across the Southwest, Rockies, and into the High Plains,” with the last in a “long series of Atmospheric River events” to move to the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, the NWS said in a later update.
Threat level: Flood warnings continued in place for areas including along the Salinas River, affecting Monterey County, and Michigan Bar, along the Cosumnes River and at Mormon Slough at Bellota, the NWS in Sacramento said Monday…