After ‘Bomb Cyclone’ sweeps across the West Coast, Yosemite Falls comes back to life – .

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After ‘Bomb Cyclone’ sweeps across the West Coast, Yosemite Falls comes back to life – .


A powerful storm that inundated the West Coast with record rainfall and hurricane-force winds triggered landslides, flooded roads and killed two in Washington state.

He also resurrected one of California’s most iconic natural features, Yosemite Falls.

Before a “bomb cyclone” hits the state on Sunday, dropping nearly a foot of rain in parts of a region strained by a mega-drought fueled by climate change, the Falls from 2,425 feet were all but gone, as often happens in late summer or fall.

But on Monday, more than six inches of rain fell in Yosemite Valley in 36 hours, the park said on Facebook. And the falls have come back to life, as one Twitter observer put it.

“It’s such a joy to see,” replied one user. “I’m so happy to see the water,” added another. “We badly need it. “

Although experts said the storm was nowhere near enough water to quell the drought, Daniel Swain, a climatologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, noted it will further reduce its severity in many places, not to mention the extinction of the state’s wildfire season.

“Overall, it appears that this event was statewide more beneficial than harmful despite its end,” he said.



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