Another storm in the Pacific would strike California on Wednesday, creating a looming mudslide at the site of the most deadly forest fire in the history of the state and a rare blizzard in the Sierra Nevada.
& # 39; A large winter storm will hit a large part of California at the beginning of the month of Thursday, & # 39; said the National Weather Service in a flash bulletin on Wednesday morning. & Blizzard conditions are expected for the higher parts of the Sierra Nevada. & # 39;
An evacuation warning took effect on Thursday morning for the Pulga, a monastic community in the neighboring Butte County Paradise, which was nearly burned two months ago by the campfire that killed 86 people and destroyed nearly 15,000 homes.
The NWS gave a flood watch for the province on Wednesday afternoons.
Teams are seen on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe. The area is under a blizzard from Wednesday evening to Thursday
The storm of Tuesday already affected the I-80 at Truckee (top), but more snow is expected on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada, with snow conditions predicted at higher altitudes
This map shows cumulative rain and snow forecasts in California up to and including Thursday
"If flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life-threatening situation," warned the Sheriff Office of Butte County.
The north saw the strongest storm of the year with heavy rainfall in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading to a widespread flash floodwatch in the afternoon.
Flood and high-wind watches were planned in the Sacramento area, with the weather forecast warning that gusts of wind can lead to power outages, fallen trees and heavy driving conditions.
A blizzard warning for much of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe would take effect on Wednesday night, meteorologists predicting as much as five feet of snow in the higher altitudes and gusts up to 100 mph on Ridgetops.
Dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions were expected at altitudes above 7000 feet, with high avalanche danger throughout the region.
A week of storms has awakened the authorities about the potential danger to thousands of people in foothills and canyons that have been destroyed by last year's forest fires.
Fortunately, there were no injuries when this vehicle started out of control and was turned over on an interstate viaduct at Truckee on Tuesday. The area will see heavy snow on Wednesday
Highway 89 (above) around Emerald Bay is now closed due to unstable snow conditions. Inform civil servants not to travel in the Sierra until Thursday
Immeasurable parts of the state were razed to the ground by fanning flames, leaving slopes free of vegetation that could stabilize the soil and prevent mudflows.
On Tuesday, thousands of people followed a mandatory evacuation order in Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast, where last year a sudden debris flow through Montecito flew, 23 people were killed and 100 houses destroyed.
Daphne Moore was one of the evacuees.
It is a complete grind, but it is better than to die in mud mudflow & # 39 ;, she told KNBC TV.
The rain that fell on Tuesday, however, was not heavy enough to cause a disaster and the province lifted the order Tuesday night. More rain was expected on Wednesday, but not enough to pose a serious threat, officials said.
Some mandatory evacuations remained in the Malibu area of Los Angeles County and voluntary evacuations were in place for some parts of Ventura County.
Both were hit by the November Woolsey Fire that destroyed more than 1,500 homes and killed four people.
A handheld radio clears a river of mud that has flowed across the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Monday. Mudslide fears in the area caused evacuations on Tuesday, but the orders were lifted
In the community of Bell Canyon in Ventura County, Paul Manion was busy filling sandbags.
& # 39; It's something that we have to do. I mean, when the water comes, it comes, & # 39; Manion told KABC-TV. & # 39; Everything around our house is set on fire. All the houses around our house were burning. But it is the hills that we are worried about. & # 39;
Others refused to leave.
In Malibu, deputies of sheriff were armed with door-to-door clipboards to the risky Paradise Cove mobile home park. Julie Sturgess signed a statement that she would not evacuate.
& # 39; I've been living here since 1971 and in recent years there has been a lot of rain & # 39 ;, she told the Los Angeles Times.
Beaver Valenzuela told KABC-TV that he survived violent storms and did not leave until he was convinced that there was more direct danger.
& # 39; I'm not going anywhere, & # 39; he said.