Severe weather slams California

Snow, tornadoes and torrential rain batter the Golden State.

by

    Tornadoes are most common across the Plains in the spring, but they can be seen in any month in almost any location [Reuters]

    A total of five tornadoes touched down in California on Monday.

    All the storms hit the northern parts of the state between 2200 GMT and 0030 GMT (3pm and 5.30pm local time). The storms pulled trees and power lines down and damaged several properties.

    The weather system also brought the first heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

    By the time the storm clears, up to 60cm of snow is expected to have fallen in some regions. Drivers are being advised to use their snow chains after several articulated lorries jackknifed in the icy conditions.

    A winter storm warning is in effect throughout Monday night, and further snow showers are expected throughout the day on Tuesday.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.