Evacuations in Parts of California as Storm Approaches

Atmospheric river storm headed toward SoCal; areas scorched by wildfire in Santa Barbara evacuated

Atmospheric river storm headed toward SoCal; areas scorched by wildfire in Santa Barbara evacuated

Forecasters predict scattered showers through Friday. The National Weather Service said that almost 1,500 pulses of lightning were recorded in just five minutes.

Goleta had received 1.8 inches, Santa Barbara got 1.4 inches, Montecito got 1.2 inches, Carpinteria had 0.9 inches, and there was 1.2 inches for Santa Maria, 1.1 inches in Lompoc, and 1 inch in Solvang. Pets can be taken to Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and the Humane Society. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office issued an evacuation order for the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa fire burn areas, warning all residents to leave by 4 p.m. PT on Tuesday.

Atmospheric river storm headed toward SoCal; areas scorched by wildfire in Santa Barbara evacuated

Are you surprised to learn that storm clouds will cover the sun this week and water will fall from the Southern California sky?

"It's a lot", she said. We get rain - and plenty of it (*knocks on soggy wood*). The lightning briefly knocked out runway lights at the Santa Barbara Airport, resulting in delays of outbound flights. Other bolts sparked small fires and set palm trees ablaze across the region. The weather service gave tips on what to do in a strong lightning storm. No injuries were reported. "People think they're safe because it's not on top of where they're standing, but that's not accurate".

Warriors sign Andrew Bogut
Terms of Bogut's contract with the Warriors were not revealed. The Warriors now lead the Western Conference at 44-20. He knows how we do things around here.

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