Despite two atmospheric rivers — a vast airborne current of dense moisture funneled inland from the Pacific — hitting California in recent days, officials with World Ag Expo say the show is “rain or shine.”
Show officials say they have not experienced any extreme flooding in their area, and the show will continue as planned next week (Feb. 13-15) in Tulare, Calif.
Ben Garton with Garton Tractor said he’d be surprised if they could get the expo set up and everything cleaned in time. “Honestly, it seems like it’s going to be a mess. Especially if it rains through Monday,” he said. Garton Tractor has a store in Tulare.
However my yard looks like a lake and everything is a mess. I don’t see how they get the ag expo setup and everything cleaned in time. Just honestly it seems like it’s going to be a mess. Especially if it rains through Monday.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “While atmospheric rivers can vary greatly in size and strength, the average atmospheric river carries an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Exceptionally strong atmospheric rivers can transport up to 15 times that amount. When the atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release this water vapor in the form of rain or snow.”
According to a Reuters report, the National Weather Service said more than 25 inches of rain had fallen since Sunday across the Los Angeles area. Source : Farm Equipment