California is experiencing what’s called an Atmospheric River event, which promises to deliver a great deal of rain to the valleys (flooding some areas) and snow to the mountains (powerhounds rejoice!):
This might represent a good chunk of next year’s trout, steelhead and salmon water, though we hope everyone stays safe and dry during the storms (unless you happen to be fishing).
Atmospheric Rivers are fascinating events that can deliver an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to 7.5–15 times the average flow of liquid water at the mouth of the Mississippi River, which sounds like something we should learn a little bit more about. To do that, visit the Atmospheric River information page.