Atmospheric River

Lake Tahoe Snow (Vincent Lock / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Massive Storm Hits California; Closes Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The massive winter storm hitting California this weekend and early this week, powered by an “atmospheric river” of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, forced the closure of many Lake Tahoe ski resorts Sunday due to extreme weather conditions.

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Drought-Busting Scientists Sail into Oncoming Storm

After a record-breaking rainless January in San Francisco and much of the Bay Area, an “atmospheric river” will bring a rainstorm to the region this weekend–and one team of scientists will ride into the storm to study the phenomenon and its potential impact on California’s devastating three-year drought.