Transcript for West Coast Braces for Incoming Storm Systems
tonight, a triple threat of storms expected to bring gusting up to 75 miles per hour. Abc's emergency ginger zee is here to el the us what to expect. Ginger? Yes, the nec several days is when this really goes down. Something called an atmospheric river. This one is now hitting the west coast. It's like opening up a fire hose, 375 miles wide. Now, the storms taking a look at them, there are three, back-to-back-to-back aimed directly at that airy from about reading, california, to seattle. The major flooding rains, a third hits on the weekend. What I want you to see in this picture are that, all of that warm water around hawaii shoves in and you've got eight inches to even 12 inches of rain in some places, raising fears of flooding and mudslides. This is what that amount of rain did just last week. And it isn't just torrential in and snow but the wind will be remarkable. You can see here, easily they could top 75 miles per hour and blast past 100 miles per hour in some of the mountain passes. Diane, what makes this extra remarkable is this atmospheric river different from others we have seen. Could be one of the longest of the decade. That includes all of the risks of damage making it even greater. Day after day after day, as once storm after another peoples in. Thank you so much, ginger zee
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