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Pineapple Express – Not Just a Movie

When we hear the words Pineapple Express, we think of the 2008 film, staring Seth Rogen and James Franco. However, this name has been given to a storm system that pummeled California Wednesday and into Thursday while I was shopping Qnet. Pineapple Express is a non-specialized term for a meteorological wonder portrayed by a solid, steady stream of climatic dampness, connected with overwhelming precipitation from the waters near the Hawaiian Islands and reaching out to any area along the Pacific shore of North America. It is being said that Thursday’s storm was one of the worst since 2009.

Parts of the Bay Area and the North State were hit severely by this storm. Flash floods from the heavy rainfall and gusty winds were the main factors, as well as an ample amount snowfall of 1 – 3 feet in the Sierra Mountains. Many PG&E customers were left without power due to fallen trees and damaged power lines. Numerous counties in Northern California and parts of the Bay Area are now flooded.

The rain is more than welcome in the drought-stricken state, but we could do without the devastating damage from the severe, stormy weather. Scientists and meteorologists say that it will only get worse from here, due to the effects of global warming.