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California deluged by record rain, braces for more storms

California deluged by record rain, braces for more storms

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The seventh consecutive atmospheric river since Christmas dumped more rain on Northern California on Wednesday, offering little relief for a state already battered by floods, gale force winds, power outages and evacuations of entire towns, India Today reported.

While Wednesday's deluge was relatively minor, with less rainfall and mostly contained to northwestern California, another atmospheric river was expected to drench most of the state this weekend, said Zack Taylor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Centre.

The parade of storms is forecast to continue, bringing even more heavy rain next week, the weather service said.

That will add to record-breaking rainfall.

Downtown San Francisco recorded a phenomenal 13.6 inches (34.5 cm) of rain from December 26 until Wednesday morning, while San Francisco International Airport, the city of Oakland and the city of Stockton all recorded 16-day records over the same period, the National Weather Service said.