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“Life-threatening and potentially catastrophic flooding is likely over much of Baja California and southern California this weekend and early next week.”

National Weather Service on Hurricane Hillary, poised to make landfall in Southern California.

Published on

aug 18, 2023

Why It Matters: This is the first tropical storm watch of its kind in California - Hurricane Hilary would potentially be the first tropical storm to make landfall since the 1930s.

The Category 4 storm churning off the coast of Mexico is expected to bring comparable to a year's worth of rainfall in a matter of days in 3 states (California, Nevada and Arizona), prompting concerns about flooding.

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