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Daniel Swain in CBS News: Atmospheric river means massive snow coming to the West

Dr. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The biggest concern regarding these incoming storms is the potential for intense rainfall rates in places that have recently (in 2020) experienced large and intense wildfires,” Swain told CBS News. “The risk of flash flooding and debris flows in areas that were burned at a high intensity goes up pretty dramatically, since these areas can be denuded of vegetation.”