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Rain Amounts Impressive-More To Come

November 30, 2012; 2:17 PM ET

The series of storm that statewide Wednesday continue through Sunday. The latest batch now in central California moves east tonight and weakens as it moves through southern California. The next big batch of rain arrives in northern California Saturday night and progresses south into the Bay Area and Sacramento late Saturday night and then into Central California Sunday. This storm will have another impressive rain band with it along with gusty winds.

Already some pretty heft rain amounts. Here is just a sampling:

-In Shasta County: Oak Mountain 10.65 inches with Lakehurst 8.52 inches

-Redbluff: 2.58 ionches

-Western Plumas County: Sterling City 10.44 inches and other sites in the 9 inch range.

-Northeast Sacramento Valley Foothills: Many placdes with 4-7 inches.

-Central Sacramento Valley: 2-3.50 inches

-Southern Sacramento Valley: 1 to 2.50 inches

-Northern San Joaquin Valley: 0.50 to 1.50 inches

-The North Bay Valleys: Montgero 6.90 inches, Santa Rosa 4.83 inches, Sonoma County Airport 4.74 inches

-North Bay Mountains: Saint Helena 15.19 inches, Hawkeye7.00 inches.

-Santa Cruz Mountains: 2 to 5 inches of rain

Additional rain for here through Sunday night will be 2 to 4 inches in many low lying spots with orographic enhanced areas getting 4 to 8 inches, from the Bay Area and southern Sacramento Valley on north. Amounts become lower farther south but a good 1.50 to 3.00 inches can fall from the Central Coast to the northern and central San Joaquin Valley with 3 to 6 inches in the foothills of the Sierra.

Snow levels remain high averaging 7,000 to 7,500 feet but lowering some Sunday. Snow accumulations above 8,000 feet will be 3 to 6 feet.

There will be a break but another storm, or two, looks possible for this same area next Tuesday into Wednesday. Flooding problems will continue to increase through this weekend and continue next week. There can be some serious flooding problems arise because of all the rain. The ground is saturated and all water will just run off. If you live near a stream or river please keep an ear out for warnings when the are issued.

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