Hurricane Hilary Bears Down on Southern California

Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding likely over portions of the Southwest

 

August 17, 2023

Hurricane Hilary has now turned north-northwestward and is forecast to

track near Baja California before making landfall near the U.S.-Mexico

border later this weekend. Heavy rainfall associated with the system is

forecast to develop across the southwestern U.S. today, well in advance of

the storm's center, and continue through the weekend, with the heaviest

amounts expected on Sunday. Highly anomalous moisture transport into the

region will support rainfall amounts exceeding the average annual totals

for some locations in the Southwest. Flash, urban, and arroyo flooding is

expected, with dangerous and locally catastrophic impacts likely. In

addition to flooding rains, Hilary is forecast to bring tropical storm

conditions to portions of southern California on Sunday. Large swells

will affect portions of southern California over the next few days. These

swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current

conditions. Widespread cloud cover will keep temperatures below average,

with unseasonably cool temperatures forecast to expand northward from

southern California and western Arizona into the Sierra Nevada and the

Great Basin through the weekend.

Grocery store lines starting to look like Super Bowl Sunday @ Ralph’s and Pavilions. Including tropical storm hunker down provisions from the liquor aisle.

Koreatown CicLAvia meets Hollywood is canceled for Sunday, Aug 20.

While CicLAvia has always gone on rain or shine, the weather on Sunday is just too unpredictable. The forecast indicates that heavy rain will not fall until later in the day on Sunday, but for the safety of everyone coming from near and far, CicLAvia-Koreatown meets Hollywood has been canceled.

Free Sand Bags are available at theculver City Fire Department Headquarters on Culveer Blvd.

 

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