My posting from yesterday is pretty much on track. The first storm has come through quickly, but the next is already moving east in the Pacific.
Please check my posting from yesterday if you missed it as my expectations for rainfall amounts have not changed much. The models today are wetter than they were yesterday for areas south of Point Conception, especially dealing with the caboose storm on Sunday. There is a difference in the GFS and European Friday south of Pt. Conception as well. The Euro makes more of that storm bringing a period of steady rain through. The GFS has just spotty showers at best. In the end, the big story is still going to be farther north where heavy rains compound over time and lead to serious flooding problems as well as the increased danger for rock slides, and in burn areas mud and debris flows.
Snow levels in the Sierra will be high, much of the time through Saturday night at, or above, 7,500 feet. Snow accumulations above 8,000 feet will be in many feet, probably 4 to 8 feet at least.
The amount of water in the snowpack in the Sierra is far below normal for even this time of year.
Flooding will be a given, most widespread in the northern half of the state.
This storm will endanger life and property both on the seas and over land in a large area.
A huge storm is expected it impact much of the Bering Sea beginning Friday night
This will be the first significant statewide rain and snow event of the season.