Thursday, October 15, 2015

BREAKING: Cars trapped in 'life threatening' flooding, mudslides in Southern California

The first sign of El Nino?

A powerful storm system in Southern California has caused flash flooding and mudslides in Los Angeles County, stranding some drivers and triggering a variety of severe weather warnings, reports RT.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy rain and "life threatening flooding" is occuring in Antelope Valley in northern LA County, near the areas of Leona Valley, Quartz Hill and West Palmdale.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't attribute this to El Nino yet. There was no activity in S LA county or Orange County. When it gets hot in late summer/early fall, the air becomes unstable around the mountains, and there are big storms in those areas -- usually in the mid to late afternoon.

    El Ninos, on the other hand, usually create lines of storms off the coast that pound a large area with very heavy rains for days, or even weeks at a time.