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California businesses beware: New storm to bring more heavy rain and snow



California businesses already impacted by multiple severe storms should prepare for another one that could bring heavy snow and rain early next week.

Key Highlights

Threats: Heavy rain, heavy snow, flash flooding, strong winds, power outages, road closures, travel disruptions

States affected: CA, NV, OR

When: Monday, March 27 - Wednesday, March 29


AccuWeather’s expert meteorologists are monitoring another area of low pressure that will move down the West Coast and bring additional snow and rain to California early next week. Businesses across the state are already dealing with the impacts of the storms that have hit California this year and should prepare for additional business disruptions, logistical issues, and possible disruptions in the supply chain. 

READ MORE: Barrage of severe storms devastates California businesses and impacts the nation's food supply

AccuWeather For Business meteorologists forecasts that companies will see rainfall from southern Oregon through southern California, bringing the risk for flash flooding. Strong winds will also be a problem and could cause extended power outages. 

Heavy snow will fall across the Sierra Nevada, leading to travel disruptions, including closures across major mountain passes.


Businesses in the area of this storm should prepare for the following: 

  • Business disruptions from extended power outages 
  • Ground logistics disruption due to road closures, downed trees, and power outages from flooding or drifting snow
  • Loss of Inventory due to flooding - if your assets are in a low-lying area, take precautions

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