No End In Sight To Rainy Weather

California was hit with more turbulent weather as thunderstorms, snow and damaging winds swept into the northern part the state. Another series of incoming storms this week raises the potential for flooding, rising rivers and mudslides on soils already saturated after days of rain. In the state capital, more than 60,000 customers – down from more than 350,000 – were without electricity after gusts topping 60 mph knocked down power lines. Evacuation orders were issued for about 32,000 people in Santa Cruz County because of rapidly rising rivers and creeks. The storms won’t be enough to officially end California’s ongoing drought, but they have helped. Lake Shasta has risen 16 feet since the start of the year. It’s still 122 feet below capacity.