Hillary to Smack California

The eye of Hurricane Hillary.
The eye of Hurricane Hillary.

Just to be clear, I’m talking about Hurricane Hillary, a Category 3 storm heading towards California. The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 storm before it douses the state with enough rain to cause flash flooding in the southern parts of the state. Rain is expected over much of the West, including Arizona and Nevada.

The hurricane isn’t expected to make landfall until Monday. Forecasts call for it to come aground in the Baja peninsula and continue north through San Diego, which will see the most rain.

Two key facts to remember: One, this year’s warm seas will result in stronger hurricanes; Two, the time to evacuate low-lying areas is before the rain starts.If this is you, our advice is to start packing now and leave on Saturday.

We can’t predict what impact this will have on the reservoirs and rivers across the Western U.S., but I wouldn’t be surprised if the damage causes a few more insurance companies to leave the California market.

Published 8/17/2023. Read full article.

Here’s more information on 8/18 from the Weather Channel. They mention that beyond flash floods, the hurricane may bring mud slides, high surf, gusty winds and other dangers.