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This is the Calm Before the Biggest Storm to Hit LA in Years

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Storm's a-brewin', Los Angeles, and it's gonna be a nasty one. The Bay Area was slammed today with power outages, flooding, and toppled trees during what the Chronicle called the "biggest storm to hit the drought-ravaged state in years," and now it's coming our way. The storm is at the end of an "atmospheric river," which Scientific American explains is "a conveyor belt of vapor that extends thousands of miles from out at sea, carrying as much water as 15 Mississippi Rivers" (minor versions are better known as Pineapple Expresses). It will roll into Los Angeles tonight and might just be "twice as strong as last week's storm," according to the LA Times (it was very strong). But for now it is calm and the sky is weird and cool. This is the calm before the storm. Enjoy it.

#air1070 's Jeff Baugh: #calmbeforethestorm #LARain #lastorm #lawx #LAtraffic #trafficonthe5s

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Watching the storm roll in over the canyon...

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Calm before the storm. #storm #la #dtla #aoncenter #officewithaview #lastorm #mydayinla

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Today, the mountains hid in clouds #LArain #littletokyo

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There's a storm a'brewin. #Hollywood #dreaming #LA #rain #clouds

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No LA...this shit isn't ominous...not at all. #LA #pineappleexpress #storm #sky

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A storm is coming. #socal #la #losangeles #storm #stormclouds #skyporn #cloudporn

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