a “major cyclone” will hit the west coast this wednesday

A search for a five-year-old boy who was swept away Monday in Paso Robles, a small town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, has been called off because of the dangers to divers in the stormy waters, the report said. Fox News channel, citing a San Luis Obispo County official.

About 66,000 homes and businesses in the most populous state in the United States were without power Wednesday morning, according to the specialist website PowerOutage.us.

The expected new storm will hit northern California and is expected to bring heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada mountains, according to the US National Weather Service (NWS).

“Endless Assault”

California is currently experiencing “an endless onslaught of atmospheric rivers” not seen since 2005, according to the NWS. Rarely do these “rivers of the sky,” which form with water vapor from the tropics, travel to pour cloudbursts down the west coast of the United States.

“A massive rotating cyclone off the West Coast will again bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds (Wednesday), this time targeting Northern California,” the NWS wrote in its latest advisory.

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