A cyclonic pump impacted this Wednesday the state of California in the United States, causing violent winds, torrential rains and heavy snowfall. The images of this impressive meteorological phenomenon were captured from space by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with NASA.
The images published on social networks show the cyclonic pump behavior on the west coast of North America.
Satellite videos also reveal the incredible storm system power about california.
For its part, NOAA showed the changes in the temperature and humidity of the air masses that huge storm is causing, as well as the torrential rains and strong winds that hit the region.
Prior to the impact of the cyclonic pump in California, NASA revealed an image taken from space that showed the behavior of the phenomenon.
According to experts, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and storms like the current one will continue to ravage California.
190 thousand homes do not have electricity in California
After the impact of the cyclonic pumpCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state emergency and authorized the National Guard to support the disaster response. Local authorities issued threat to life and property notices across much of the state.
So far, dozens of flights have been cancelled, schools closed as a precaution and the Bay Area NWS urged no travel.
In addition, some 190 thousand homes and businesses are without electricityaccording to the PowerOutage.us site, reported by the AFP news agency.
It is estimated that floods affect more than 34.5 million CaliforniansTherefore, thousands of sandbags have been placed in areas at risk of flooding.
The The highest risk region is Northern California, especially around San Francisco and Sacramento. There evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties.
Cyclonic bomb adds to the impact of previous storms
The cyclone bomb effects they have added to those left by a series of storms in the region during the last weeks of December. The last of these was on New Year’s Eve, which caused landslides and power outages.
At least one person died after being trapped in their car by floodwaters, authorities said.
Then, on December 31, the second rainiest day in San Francisco history on record was recorded, with 14 centimeters of precipitation.
Under these conditions, soils in the region, affected by a two-decade-old drought in the western United States, will have difficulty absorbing a new deluge, increasing the risk of flash flooding.