The West Coast is going to get hammered with a massive Pineapple Express type of storm that is projected to bring heavy rain and snow and high winds.
Rain totals of up to a foot are possible for the Sierra Nevada Foothills in California, Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and BC’s Vancouver Island. From Monterey, CA north, as much as 6 inches of rain may fall in a relatively short time. Snow levels should be high, but there will likely be good accumulation above 7,000 feet.
Sustained winds from 30 to 50 mph in the low lands and 70 plus mph could be seen on mountain passes.
The National The Weather Service in Monterey, California, said that this storm is “expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of wind and rain intensity” since storms in October 2009 and January 2008.
Time to batten down the hatches!!