California About to Be Hit By New Atmospheric Rivers From Damaging Storm And It Might Get Worse

Rain and snow continued Sunday morning from the atmospheric river that arrived Saturday and unleashed high-speed winds that contributed to more than a half-million customers being without power early Sunday, according to utility tracker — about 4 percent of the 13.1 million customers across California served by utilities that the website tracks.

At about 3:30 p.m. Pacific time, 420,000 people were without electricity, Nancy Ward, California’s director of emergency services, said at a news conference. About 2,900 people had been evacuated.

The bulk of the outages were reported in Sacramento County, where winds toppled trees and power lines and where Sacramento International Airport clocked a gust of 70 mph.