California is covered in snow due to unusual blizzard

The snow could have “dangerous and life-threatening” effects on roads in Southern California, one of its worst winter storms in decades.

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A rare blizzard hit Los Angeles. Alison Diner/AFP

Heavy snowfall occurred in the southern part on Friday California, the effects of a rare blizzard and heavy rain around Los Angeles threatened other areas with flooding. The region, known for its sunshine and palm trees, is experiencing one of its worst winter storms in decades. Some major highways were closed due to snow and ice, such as sections of the highway connecting Mexico, the United States and Canada, and were not likely to reopen immediately. Snowfall can have consequences “Dangerous and Dangerous” The US Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning for roads in Southern California.

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In the windy mountains, the snowdrops should be legion. Snow and wind have already knocked out power to 118,000 homes in California, according to the specialty site PowerOutage. Even the valleys “Unaccustomed to receiving snow” According to the NWS, they can cover themselves with a white coat. In an example of the unusual nature of this blizzard, local weather forecasters, who usually report sunshine day after day, faced the camera with knee-deep snow on Friday. On social networks, everyone went there with a photo of a garden covered with snowdrops … a sight that the weather service shared a tutorial with is very rare.

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“Wondering what that frozen rain is that falls from the sky in your area (if you’re in the mountains)?”, the Los Angeles NWS tweeted, accompanying its post with a graphic to distinguish snow flakes from hail. The first, soft and wet, is made of flakes, while the second, hard, is made of ice, the company explained. While not everyone will find themselves covered in snow, Californians living at lower elevations can receive rain that poses a risk of flooding and landslides. A flood watch was in place for Los Angeles County and parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties along the Pacific coast.

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The state has already been hit by a series of deadly storms from late December to mid-January. This cold weather isn’t unique to California: Still in the American West, but further north, roads are closed in Wyoming, and Oregon is experiencing record snowfall. The city of Portland experienced its second snowiest in its history, with more than 27cm of rain falling, according to the local weather service. What a mess to put in the air. As of Friday afternoon, more than 340 domestic flights to or from the United States were canceled and more than 4,000 flights were delayed. Although it is difficult to establish a direct link between these storms and climate change, scientists continue to explain that warming is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

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