Weather of Arabia - The white color covered large areas of California this week, as the US state, like other states in North America, is exposed to very deep depressions accompanied by cold air masses that caused snow storms, until the weather turned into very cold in the state that was accustomed to sunny weather.
Temperatures in San Francisco fell to a record low in more than a century, as storms dumped historic amounts of snow across the San Francisco Bay Area by Friday afternoon, knocking out power to hundreds of homes in California and blocking roads. Wilderness stretches across the state due to dangerous snow and icy conditions.
Blizzard warnings were issued for the first time in San Diego County, and only the second time in Los Angeles County history, the last time in 1989.
"We haven't seen a cold storm like this in Southern California for a long time," said Dr. Dan McEvoy, a researcher at the Western Regional Climate Center, noting that the unique combination of atmospheric components - cold, wind and moisture - has fueled the weather phenomenon. He added: "It's very rare and hasn't happened in decades - if ever."
While more research is needed to determine the role of climate change in setting the stage for this storm, it is consistent with models showing an increase in severe weather.
The atmospheric system, which has drawn in polar air from the north and picked up moisture from over the Pacific Ocean, will continue to unleash a unique mix of predicted atmospheric effects. What awaits the state in the coming days?
Weather maps in the Arab Regional Weather Center indicate a deepening of the flow of cold winds towards the waters of the Pacific Ocean, which results - God willing - in the continuation of the formation of deep depressions near the northwestern coasts of North America, as the state continues to be affected during the coming days by snow storms, but it is believed It will be more powerful than the previous days, and very heavy snow is expected at low elevations above sea level, especially northern California, including large areas of the state of California, and the snow thickness increases significantly as a result of the continuous and heavy snowfall.
This is in addition to recording temperatures several degrees below zero degrees Celsius in large areas of the state, and temperatures are expected to reach less than 16 degrees below zero degrees Celsius in the peaks of the mountainous heights of the state.
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