Atmospheric Rivers

  • Map
  • Sonoma County
  • NOAA
rivers listing

Atmospheric rivers-long, narrow bands of moist air-have a strong influence on extreme weather events that on average cause 650 deaths and $15 billion in damages per year. Here, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores the impact of atmospheric rivers through a case study on Sonoma County in California. By alternating consistently between images, location maps, infographics, and satellite data, this Story Map Cascade provides a thorough overview of the weather cycles surrounding atmospheric rivers and extreme weather.