Storms pose flooding, mudslide threats in California
December 19th, 2010
10:49 PM ET

Storms pose flooding, mudslide threats in California

A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.

A winter storm warning remained in effect through Monday afternoon for California's Sierra Nevada mountains, from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, according to the National Weather Service. "Storm totals of 5 to 10 feet above 7,000 feet are likely," the weather service said, and periods of heavy snow will continue through Monday. High winds are also forecast for the region.

"Travel into the high country of the southern Sierra Nevada may be difficult, if not impossible," according to forecasters.

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  1. tomcat

    the world is a scary place these days.

    December 19, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    I hear you, tomcat!

    December 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sugar

    hope every body battened down the hatches out there.!but this will help refill all those lakes and resiviors through next spring and summer. One of the greatest concerns out that neck of the woods is water. The erosion from landslides wont help anything at all. I hope it will not kill or injure any one.

    December 20, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |