|RT | Feb 17, 2017|
|Petaluma, California, January 8, 2017. © Stephen Lam / Reuters|
It started off quiet.
The brunt of the storm hit the Golden State Friday morning and is expected to last into Saturday.
Today's storm is impacting all of #California. But the next one will be bigger and more impactful for #NorCal early next week #CAStorm#cawxpic.twitter.com/IWlzHEVW05— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 17, 2017
The Ventura County Office of Emergency Services urged a voluntary evacuation of some homes in Camarillo Springs, northwest of Los Angeles, where past storms unleashed mudflows from hills scarred by a wildfire several years ago.
In Santa Barbara, the city streets became slick with water.
Reporter @KEYTNC3JohnP out & about in downtown Santa Barbara where we have lots of minor flooding in roads/intersections #CAStorm#cawxpic.twitter.com/pfiaisREOz— Meredith Garofalo (@GarofaloWX) February 17, 2017
SBC FF's dig a trench to divert runoff water coming down a hill due to heavy rain and keep it from entering a home on Via Regina. #CAstormpic.twitter.com/Nz595bgFVK— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) February 17, 2017
Heavy rain runoff and mudslides have closed Hwy 154 to Hwy 246. Check with #CHP for updates. #CAstorm#SantaBarbaraCountypic.twitter.com/QRuV4gmUD5— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) February 17, 2017
A SB Co Parks employee surveys San Antonio Creek in Tuckers Grove Park as it flows over a crossing. #CAstorm#SantaBarbaraCountypic.twitter.com/KFpT8xywKG— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) February 17, 2017
Forecasters say rain will also spread into Central California and up to the San Francisco Bay Area.
As this is the surfing state, what’s threatening to some was ripe for a slide to others.