Floods in Northern California are forcing thousands of people to evacuate
WATCH | This video shows the damage that's been done already.
I think it's going to go higher. There's nowhere for this water to go.
Johna Peterson, Monte Rio resident
The rainstorm on Tuesday is the latest in back-to-back systems that have brought the heaviest rain in a decade to parts of Northern California and Nevada.
The storms are part of an “atmospheric river” weather phenomenon that draws precipitation from the Pacific Ocean as far west as Hawaii. Its impact can be catastrophic.
Here's another look at the damages.
Meanwhile, over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a blizzard warning was in effect that could dump up to 10 feet of snow in the highest mountains. Many ski resorts shut down Tuesday because of the storm, and many major roads were either closed or required chains on tires.