Daniel Swain

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Daniel Swain: US Times Post—Yet more rain is expected to hit California in March.

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said about 20% of forecast models are currently depicting a very strong and warm atmospheric river storm in California around mid-March. A series of nine atmospheric river storms hit California in early January, breaching levees and contributing to nearly two dozen deaths.

Should such an event occur after extensive snowfall, “it could well be a pose [a] considerable risk of flooding”, said Swain on Twitter. However, he said this is “speculation at this early stage” as the current odds of a storm this warm are about 1 in 5.