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The not-so Golden State! Rain-soaked Southern California sees one of its wettest Februarys on record, with latest storm sparking mudslide warnings and ANOTHER forecast for this weekend

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The Golden State remains under threat of flooding as an atmospheric river running through the region hits the coast with landslides and flooding.

The state of California has been experiencing one of the wettest Februarys on record, as flood, mudslide and new storm warnings continue to be issued for this week.

The Golden State remains under threat of flooding as an atmospheric river running through the region hits the coast with landslides and flooding.

Significant damage is expected this week, as heavy rain is forecast to flood much of Northern California today and Southern California through Wednesday.

Predictions have also been made that another storm will occur on Saturday night, Sunday or Monday.

The Golden State remains under threat of flooding as an atmospheric river running through the region hits the coast with landslides and flooding.

Predictions have also been made of another storm occurring Saturday night or likely Sunday.

Predictions have also been made of another storm occurring Saturday night or likely Sunday.

Los Angeles County could receive three to five inches of rain in the mountains and foothills by the end of tomorrow’s storm, the National Weather Service said.

As of now, downtown Los Angeles has already received 12 inches of downpour this month, which is three inches more than the area average for a full year.

The new storm is expected to bring another half-inch of rain to the area.

Ventura County is forecast to receive two to four inches of rain, while Santa Barbara County could receive one to two inches in the mountains and foothills by Wednesday.

Wind gusts are forecast to reach between 30 and 50 mph in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The NWS has also issued Flood alerts for the Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego for this week.

Authorities have also said flooding and landslides remain a concern and debris may flow over areas recently burned by wildfires.

Significant damage is expected this week, as heavy rain is forecast to flood much of Northern California today and Southern California through Wednesday.

Significant damage is expected this week, as heavy rain is forecast to flood much of Northern California today and Southern California through Wednesday.

A distraught Californian recorded a TikTok of the downpour in Los Angeles

A distraught Californian recorded a TikTok of the downpour in Los Angeles

The new storm is expected to bring another half-inch of rain to Los Angeles.

The NWS has also issued flood watches for the Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego for this week.

The NWS has also issued flood watches for the Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego for this week.

San Marcos Pass received more than 10 inches of rain, Porter Ranch, Bel Air, Leo Carrillo and Beverly Hills received more than two inches of rain on Monday. Pictured: Flooding in Montecito

San Marcos Pass received more than 10 inches of rain, Porter Ranch, Bel Air, Leo Carrillo and Beverly Hills received more than two inches of rain on Monday. Pictured: Flooding in Montecito

Ryan Kittell, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard explained: ‘This is one of the wettest Februarys on record. It has been an incredibly rainy month.

“In normal winters where we haven’t had as much rain, this type of rain doesn’t cause as much [of an] problem because the soil can still absorb water.

“But once the ground becomes completely saturated, flooding can occur very easily and the ground can start moving, whether it’s mud or rockfalls.”

Today’s storm has already downed trees, swept away cars and put hundreds of homes at risk of destruction in Rancho Palos Verdes as rain and mudslides made their way as the hillside moved at a rapid pace.

Mayor John Cruikshank asked Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency specifically for Rancho Palos Verdes.

“You can definitely see the cracks getting deeper very quickly,” said resident Stephanie Streisand. KTLA on the dilapidated roads in the area.

‘I’ve been down this road for over 55 years, since I was a little boy, and I’ve never seen it like this. Particularly in the last few months.

@calistreetshots

The rain has returned to Los Angeles. I feel like it’s been raining every other day here in Southern California lately, what’s going on with that? It definitely makes you appreciate the sunlight a lot more. • Tony Toni’s tone needs to be remade into something like “it never rains in Southern California,” so now it always rains here. • I hope you enjoy some slow, rainy images of downtown Los Angeles. It’s certainly a different kind of atmosphere when it rains here. • I just know that the grass will shine and the city will have a clean feeling again in the next few days after the rain. • It will be raining for the next few days, be sure to grab your umbrella, rain boots and be safe. ☔️🌧️

♬ I think I like it when it rains – WILLIS

Major damage is still possible as heavy rain is forecast to inundate the Golden State through Wednesday. In the photo: flood water rushes into Montecitio

Major damage is still possible as heavy rain is forecast to inundate the Golden State through Wednesday. In the photo: flood water rushes into Montecitio

Work crews clear a beachfront road after ocean waves caused by a winter storm pushed rocks off the beach in Oceanside, California, on Tuesday.

Work crews clear a beachfront road after ocean waves caused by a winter storm pushed rocks off the beach in Oceanside, California, on Tuesday.

In Santa Barbara, evacuation warnings remain in effect for properties along waterways associated with the Alisal burn area, properties in the vicinity of Sycamore Creek, and properties in the vicinity of Mission Creek.

In Santa Barbara, evacuation warnings remain in effect for properties along waterways associated with the Alisal burn area, properties in the vicinity of Sycamore Creek, and properties in the vicinity of Mission Creek.

Waves crash against the pilings of the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach as another storm brought strong waves, rain, winds and cool temperatures to Southern California.

Waves crash against the pilings of the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach as another storm brought strong waves, rain, winds and cool temperatures to Southern California.

Visitors pose for a photo south of the Huntington Beach Pier as a storm brought high winds, rain and rough waves to the beach.

Visitors pose for a photo south of the Huntington Beach Pier as a storm brought high winds, rain and rough waves to the beach.

In Santa Barbara, evacuation warnings remain in effect for properties along waterways associated with the Alisal burn area, properties in the vicinity of Sycamore Creek and properties in the vicinity of Mission Creek, according to the county.

There were flooded roads, mudslides, trees falling on cars, and the Santa Barbara airport closed for the day Monday.

San Marcos Pass received more than 10 inches of rain, Porter Ranch, Bel Air, Leo Carrillo and Beverly Hills received more than two inches of rain.

The gusts of wind left more than 11,000 customers without power, according to PowerOutage.us.

A rockslide was reported on US 101 near Gaviota in Santa Barbara County and a landslide was reported near Santa Monica, blocking some lanes on the Pacific Coast Highway, according to The weather channel.

There have been more than 130 reports of flash flooding, landslides or rockfalls in California since February 17.

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