23 Crazy Ways El Niño Has Unleashed Its Wrath on California... So Far
This rockslide at Yosemite National ParkOh, did you think you were going to access Yosemite National Park via the Arch Rock entrance last week? These enormous boulders that crashed onto Highway 140 and completely blocked the road for days had a different plan in mind.
Venomous sea snake washes up on California beach: Thanks to a particularly strong El Nino, sea snakes are wash... https://t.co/ZK5G8PiEmj— Jean (@fnkey) December 23, 2015
These venomous sea snakesYellow-bellied sea snakes, which have tiny fangs (!!!) and neurotoxic venom, are supposed to live in tropical waters, but thanks to El Niño have been spotted in Huntington Beach and Oxnard. Scientists say their small jaws mean they aren’t a danger to humans, but they’re still venomous snakes. With fangs. Enough said.
These 50 foot waves at MavericksThe waves were so big that they forced the annual surfing contest to be delayed and left pro surfer Garrett McNamara with a broken upper arm after a gnarly wipeout. And yes, that’s the only time we’ll use “gnarly.” In this article, anyway.
This house that’s definitely going to fall down that hillThe only thing holding the retaining wall that’s holding the house is a pickup truck. Even worse? If (sorry: WHEN) the Sonoma County hillside and house go, it’s a vertical drop onto, yup: other houses.
Resources at scene of a mobile home blown over by high winds in rural Paso pic.twitter.com/bM8z2ZCUjM— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) January 6, 2016