Weeks of pounding rain and snow have increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack — a key source of water for California — to 158% of normal, officials said Wednesday. Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes due to flooding near rivers, and some homes were damaged. The second of three successive storms expected to hit Southern California this week drenched Los Angeles early Wednesday. “That’s not unusual for this time of year,” said Tom Fisher, weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more California news follow me on Twitter: @sarahparviniALSOCalifornia winter storm live updatesUnrelenting rain and snow hammer Northern California; death toll risesWith snow piling up in the Sierra, what will it take to end California's drought?
Source:   Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2017 18:26 UTC