New York City had to brace for 5 inches of rain on Tuesday due to wild weather, and California was busy clearing roads of rocks and debris from the roadways after heavy rains that swept through much of California.

New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut were all affected by flood warnings after storms began Monday. They are expected to continue into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service of New York posted Tuesday that heavy rain was falling in the Tri-State due to a strong offshore low. We can expect another few inches of rain. If you are traveling today, take it slowly and give yourself more time.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared states of emergency. New York City was issued with flood advisories by the Weather Service. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway was one of the main roads that were affected by floods during the morning commute.

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Although wind gusts as high as 60 mph can cause power outages in some areas, there was minimal disruption reported on Tuesday.

Flash flooding was being monitored by authorities. One hundred and eleven people died in their basement apartment due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Last month.

“We know how quickly these storms can escalate, so everyone, especially those living in basement apartments, should plan accordingly,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned.

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The bombogenesis of the season’s first nor’easter could occur

The storm has been categorized as a nor’easter since it will be spreading northeasterly winds along the coast and is the first such storm of the season to impact the region, AccuWeather said. The system is expected to quickly strengthen as it moves along the Eastern Seaboard but will begin to lose forward speed and become stationary Tuesday night.

The storm could undergo a period of rapid intensification known as bombogenesis, when the central pressure of a storm drops by 0.71 of an inch of mercury or more over a 24-hour period – becoming a bomb cyclone.

California’s severe weather was caused by two bomb-cyclones. They triggered record rainfalls, flooding, and mudslides in California.

Philadelphia in flood watch

Much of the  Philadelphia metro area was under flash flood warnings as a nor’easter moves through the region. Severe thunderstorms, lightning and heavy downpours rocked the area Monday night into Tuesday, A flash flood watch was in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Some areas were reporting rain as early as sunrise in some locations. The morning rush caused a lot of accidents and traffic tie-ups.

Midwest wasn’t exempt

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-3 tornado thrashed the southeastern Missouri city of Fredericktown Sunday as strong storms swept the region.  That rating means that the tornado has strong winds and can travel speeds of 136 to165 mph. The severe weather also drifted into Illinois, damaging buildings and knocking out power. There were no injuries.

Over 2.5 inches of rain was reported by the weather service in Chicago during the severe storms on Sunday that lasted into Monday.

California cleanup underway

Although the severe weather system which has been sweeping across California for several days was weakening as it moves south, Monday night saw enough strength to create mudslides in San Bernardino Mountains above Los Angeles.

Record rainfalls in the north of the state caused extensive flooding, rock slides, and mudslides. Soil from wildfire-ravaged parts washed away. Strong winds blew down trees, and two large cranes fell on the Richmond San Rafael Bridge in San Francisco.

At the storm’s peak, Pacific Gas & Electric reported that 380,000 homes and businesses lost power, though less than 50,000 customers remained without power Tuesday.

Contributing to The Associated Press


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