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Atmospheric River Brings 'Fierce Wind and Rain' to California

A powerful atmospheric river drenched Northern California on the morning of October 24, with the National Weather Service issuing flood warnings.

The downpour broke the one-day rainfall record for downtown San Francisco, while also making it the area’s second-wettest October on record. Some rainfall totals passed the one-foot mark.

The storm led to 143,000 power outages, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.

The National Weather Service said heavy rain, high-elevation snow, and gusty to high winds were forecast for central and Northern California, the Sierra Nevada, and the Great Basin on Monday.

Cal Fire said this video shows the “fierce wind and rain” battering the station at Saratoga Summit in Los Gatos. Credit: CAL FIRE via Storyful

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