Timelapse imagery from a weather satellite captured storms hitting the west coast of the United States on Tuesday, March 21, according to the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA).
Two powerful atmospheric rivers brought dangerous, flooding rain and snowfall to parts of California and Nevada on Tuesday, CIRA said.
Snow melt and heavy rain combined to trigger flash flooding across California, according to CIRA, prompting multiple evacuations from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The storm also left thousands of residents without power.
CIRA also said more storm systems were forecast to develop in the region over the next five days. Credit: CIRA/CSU & NOAA via Storyful