‘Atmospheric Rivers’: Like a Torrent from Hawaii

Atmospheric rivers are also known by another name: “Pineapple Express.”

The term makes a lot of sense – since this is what happens when a storm hitting California taps into the atmosphere over Hawaii, where there is much more moisture in the atmosphere.

The “atmospheric river” then transports that extra rain straight up to California.

Make sure to watch Darren Peck’s full report at 5:30 and 6.

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