facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Storms hit West Coast; trigger surf alerts

Nov. 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A series of storms on the West Coast caused power outages and travel delays and advisories were posted for high surf and rip currents, officials said Friday.

Heavy rainfall was expected in some areas, particularly in the north.

Ventura and Los Angeles counties were expected to get waves of six to 12 feet, possibly 15 feet, forecasters said.

Several storm systems will continue through Sunday night,, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles reported.

Advisories for high surf and a high risk of rip currents were posted for Orange, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

In northern California, western Oregon and western Washington, storms had already caused travel delays and power outages, Accuweather reported.

"The cumulative effect of the storms has the potential to bring flash, urban and stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows to northern California," Western weather expert Ken Clark said,

"In the Santa Cruz Mountains, the mountains in the North Bay region, in the foothills and mountains east of the Sacramento Valley and northernmost San Joaquin Valley, eight to 12 inches could fall with local amounts of 16 to 18 inches," Clark said.

Topics: Ken Clark
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash. Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash.
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback