Residents flee northern California town – Video

Flooding reduces traffic on Interstate I-5 to one lane each way.

For a time, the small town of Maxwell was completely underwater.



Residents were  forced to flee in the middle of the night

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this video

“Of course it will only get worse as global cooling accelerates,” says Stephen.


6 thoughts on “Residents flee northern California town – Video”

  1. The size of this atmospheric river may well be due to ocean warmth (caused by the Modern Maximum) but now the Svensmark effect is coming into play because we have seen a jump in cosmic radiation due to weakening magnetic fields associated with the new Solar Minimum.
    The future looks dim.
    Right now we believe that hurricanes are a tropical phenomenon but before the Modern Maximum they appeared anywhere and everywhere.
    When the planet cools due to cloud cover, hurricane force storms will return to temperate zones with a vengence causing catastrophic losses the likes of which can barely be imagined as these zones are now far more built up than 100 years ago.
    The danger to worldwide shipping is palpable.

    This will all be blamed on CO2.

    • Total BS of course. Floods, much worse than what we see today, have visited California and they happened when Co2 levels were a little lower.
      People should know the historic events that happened in the area they live in.
      Being aware of the historic records will harden you against any alarmism, snake oil salesmen and enables you to prepare for the worst and take care of your family, your neighbours, live stock and property.
      Every person living in the valley should own a raft. I’ll fetch a link from real climate science where Tony Heller posted a nice article about the subject.

      • The historic record of Central and Northern California is replete with floods – big ones. I recall the American going over the right bank levee – three feet lower to protect the city on the south side. It flooded to within about 100 yards of where I lived. That was 1956(?). I have photographs of my son rafting in the parking lot of our apartment building in the early 1990s. I could not drive from Sacramento to Stockton, Davis or points north one winter in the later 1990s. The year the idiot drove his wife and baby over the Sierra ignoring all advise and warnings – the freeways were actually closed – and got stuck in the Blackrock Desert in Nevada.

        Floods like this aren’t even rare. Big floods could put the lower Sacramento Valley under water. In the 1830s it flooded from the delta to north of the Sutter Buttes, and spanned at least 26 miles east to west. We have not seen ANY rainfall event that could have caused that in the last 100 years. Any flood “control” engineering would be overwhelmed. In fact, you could anticipate the failure of more than one of major dams.

  2. This is a transcript from Australia’s BOM’s prediction for summer 2016/17 issued on 10 October 2016.

    “Hello from the Bureau of Meteorology, with the outlook for severe weather in the coming months.

    Although severe weather can occur throughout the year, October to April is the peak time for Australia’s tropical cyclones, floods, thunderstorms, bushfires and heatwaves.

    On average, 11 tropical cyclones develop in the Australian region each year and an average of four cross our coast. Last season, we had an unusually low number of tropical cyclones. Three developed in the Australian region, the lowest number on record, and only one crossed the coast.

    This season, we expect to see an average to above-average number of tropical cyclones forming. The main contributor to this outlook is the La Niña-like temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. Warm seas to the north of Australia and in the eastern Indian Ocean may further help fuel cyclone development.
    These patterns are also associated with increased rainfall and flood risk.

    Winter 2016 was Australia’s second wettest on record. Above-average rainfall has continued into spring, with September receiving almost three times the normal rainfall for the month.
    This means soils are wetter than usual across large parts of the country, particularly eastern Australia.

    With the outlook for the remainder of the year for average to above-average rainfall, soils are likely to remain wet, and we should continue to see higher-than-average streamflows in many areas.

    The risk of flood is raised with any sustained or heavy rainfall in the coming months.

    Thunderstorms are a common occurrence during the warmer months, particularly in northern and eastern areas. Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds, heavy rain, large hail and sometimes tornadoes.

    With more moisture than usual in the atmosphere, this season may see an increase in severe thunderstorms over inland areas and along the Great Dividing Range. And remember, with all thunderstorms there is still a risk of dry lightning strikes, which can spark bushfires.

    Thanks to the wet winter, the southern fire season could start a little later than normal; but the above average rainfall and temperatures have increased vegetation growth. This means the potential for fire will be high if this vegetation dries out in the heat of summer.

    This may also mean a later end to the fire season.
    Heatwaves can have a significant impact on human health, agriculture and infrastructure. Wet soils inland mean early spring heatwaves aren’t quite as likely as in recent years. But periods of extreme heat are a risk in any Australian summer. And as our climate has warmed, the number of heatwaves has increased.

    So the outlook for severe weather is:
    an average to above-average number of tropical cyclones
    a raised flood risk in many areas;
    the possibility of more severe thunderstorms in some inland areas;
    an increased bushfire potential later in the season; and
    heatwaves remain a risk this summer.

    Australia’s weather can change quickly, so stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the Bureau’s website.
    Follow advice from emergency services on what to do before, during and after severe weather.

    And keep an eye out for our severe weather update videos.
    For the Bureau of Meteorology, I’m Andrea Peace.”

    As of 22 February there have been zero tropical cyclones develop in the Australian region.

    Of these, zero have crossed the Australian coast. Looks likely we will beat last year’s record lows of 3 developing and 1 crossing the coast.

    In Southeast Queensland rainfall has been a few percent of average.

    There has been way below average stream flows throughout the normally wettest parts of Australia with zero flooding of any significance.

    The number of thunderstorms is way below average and minimal damage is reported.

    The number of fires is below the levels usually expected.

    This summer has been warm – as every summer is – but the lack of rainfall combined with persistent tropical air inflow has made it feel unusual for the northern half of the continent. As Australians do not experience cold as northern hemisphere residents do all we know really is warmth.

    Virtually all of the fear mongering inherent in the prediction has failed to materialize.

    I sympathize with those who suffer weather related damage but this summer of 2016/17 must rank with one of the least extreme weather events on record.

    The minimum temperatures have remained high. It simply refuses to cool down most of the time but when the usual south east winds manage to get through it feels normal for a while. The problem has been the persistence of tropical air masses moving south blocking cooler southern air.

    Perhaps the BOM should have taken notice of the UK’s failed predictions of “BBQ” summers.

    Any idiot can say it will be hot in Australia from October to April and be right 97% of the time.

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