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California prepares for wind, rain after rare snowfall: ‘Significant impact’ – National

After a rare snowfall in Los Angeles on Saturday, Southern California is gearing up for a series of weak storms that will bring winds and rain to coastal areas this week, with even more heavy snowfall likely in the mountains of northern and central California. .

Over the past three days, storms have brought rare snowflakes to Los Angeles, known for its palm trees and sunshine. But it also brought heavy rains and floods. The video shows the camper fell into the Santa Clara River after the bank collapsed.

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About 70,000 customers in California remained without power on Sunday, according to PowerOutage, which tracks the outage.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a series of “weak storms” will pass through Los Angeles Sunday night through Wednesday, with temperatures reaching a high of 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius).

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Meanwhile, a more severe storm threatening the West Coast mountains would have a “significant impact” on travel, the NWS said in a tweet. The Los Angeles Water and Power Authority tweeted Sunday morning that it had restored power to about 40,000 people since Saturday morning. However, 53,000 people remain without power, and those facing blackouts warn he will have to plan for 24-48 hours until crews are available.

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The next series of storms, expected on Sunday, will bring gusts of 50 mph (80 km/h) over the Sacramento Valley and 70 mph over the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains.

Yosemite National Park was closed until Wednesday due to severe winter weather.

(Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Caitlin Weber and Chris Reese)

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