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Daniel Swain: Washington Post—Storms keep hammering California and this could soon become a problem

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles, tweeted that — even if the snowpack is able to absorb much of the rain that’s to come — it would still pose problems for residents in the higher elevations.

“There have already been reports of structural collapses from heavy snow loading,” he wrote. “Any rain falling onto existing snow could rapidly increase loading via absorption of water, leading to further issues.”