Residents of California and several other states are bracing for a powerful winter storm that is expected to bring blizzards, floods, and snow to the region.
The storm is expected to reach from California to Arizona and New Mexico, bringing heavy rains, snow, and blizzard-like conditions. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Southern California, including the San Bernardino Mountains and the Antelope Valley.
In California, roads have been closed and travel has been impacted in some areas due to the storm. Mount Baldy, a popular destination for hikers and skiers, is said to be experiencing its “worst winter” in years due to snow and icy conditions.
The storm is expected to cause further flooding in areas already hit hard by recent heavy rains. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of California, including the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The storm is also expected to bring heavy snow to parts of Arizona and New Mexico, prompting the National Weather Service to issue winter storm warnings for those states.
Residents in all of the affected states are urged to take extra precautions, as the storm is expected to be powerful and could cause significant damage.