CW3E Event Summary: 30 November – 2 December 2019

December 2, 2019

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A long-duration AR helped produce heavy rainfall and mountain snowfall in central and northern CA

  • The AR was associated with a midlatitude cyclone that stalled over the Northeast Pacific Ocean
  • Precipitation amounts exceeded 5 inches in some parts of the California Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada
  • Higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada received more than 2 feet of snow
  • MIMIC-TPW2 Total Precipitable Water

    Valid 0000 UTC 30 November – 1800 UTC 2 December 2019

    Images from CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin







    Summary provided by C. Castellano, J. Kalansky, and F. M. Ralph; 2 December 2019