Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the South Pacific: Tropical cyclone 07p (Bart), located approximately 617 nm southwest of Papeete, Tahiti, is tracking southeastward at 37 knots.
Tropical cyclone 08p (Eight), located approximately 431 nm south-southwest of Pago Pago, is tracking east-southeastward at 30 knots.
California – Creeks and rivers are topping their banks and hundreds of homes were evacuated as heavy rains from a winter storm soak much of California. The “atmospheric river” walloping California with drenching rains and gale-force winds prompted daring water rescues Tuesday and kept thousands of residents from flooded or threatened homes. Hundreds were rescued from their flooded homes in San Jose by crews steering boats full of people, some with babies and pets, in chest-deep water. The city had declared a local emergency Tuesday afternoon. The storms even battered portions of Nevada. The weather service issued a flash flood warning for Dayton, Nev., on Tuesday, where authorities said they feared a dam might break and send 2 to 4 feet of water into low-lying areas.