“Generally more rain, heavier hourly showers and stronger winds”
In fact, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles found that a severe month-long storm—like the one that flooded Sacramento and inundated modern-day Los Angeles—can deliver several feet of rain hundreds of miles
Some cities could even get more than 100 inches of rain, displacing 5 to 10 million people, closing state highways for weeks or even a month and wreaking economic damage worldwide, according to a study published Friday in the journal .
For the past millennia, California has experienced floods of this magnitude every century or two, before the state invested in flood mitigation technologies, the Great Flood stretched 300 miles long and 60 miles across.
scientists have investigated the possibility of this happening again.
This new study now expands the scenario, named after the “atmospheric rivers” of moisture that could cause floods of biblical proportions, to account for the effects of climate change