An atmospheric river floods California, United States

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 08 December 2022 from 01:59:42 to 02:00:07 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 13 January 2023 from 01:59:15 to 02:00:05 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 18 January 2023 from 02:07:22 to 02:08:37 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR & SLSTR RBT acquired on 20 January 2023 at 18:29:51 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Emergency, natural disaster, coastal, rainfall, orographic precipitation, hydrology, urban planning, climate change, water colour, alluvium, sediments, California, United States, USA
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI & SLSTR (20.01.2023) - An atmospheric river brought up to 400 mm on California in 48h.
An atmospheric river brought heavy rain and snow to parts of California on 31 December 2022. For a 48-hour period to 10 January, even more important rainfall occurred. Nearly all of California has seen much above average rainfall totals over the past several weeks with totals 400-600% above average values.
Fig. 2 - S1 (08.12.2022->06.01.2023; 13-18.01.2023) - The flooded areas show in blue on these views.
Parts of Los Angeles have been flooded but even more in San Francisco Bay Area, in particular the Sacramento river and Salinas river overflowed and took a yellow hue due to alluvium.