California Braces For Another Major Storm

SAN FRANCISCO (December 2, 2012)--Another major storm moving into Northern California is expected to produce more pouring rain, flooding and create additional problems in an area already soaked after two major storms.

Residents of Northern California enjoyed just a bit of a respite, but forecasters say the next storm, which is the third in a string of powerful weather systems to hit the region since Wednesday, is expected to force several rivers over their banks after it arrives this evening.

With rivers and streams already running high, and the ground saturated from the previous storms, the National Weather Service issued flood warnings for both the Napa and Russian rivers, two rivers north of San Francisco with a history of flooding.

Forecasters also issued flood warnings for the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe and the Susan River in Lassen County, as well as the Eel, Navarro and Van Duzen rivers in far Northern California.

A flash flood watch was also in effect for a wide area of Northern California through Sunday evening.

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