Northern California rains raise rivers, and flood concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, San Francisco baseball fans had a game cancelled by rain for the first time in a dozen years, and authorities kept a close eye on swelling rivers and rising water at a damaged dam as a “Pineapple Express” storm drenched Northern California.

San Francisco had record rainfall on Friday as an “atmospheric river” of subtropical moisture streaming from Hawaii pounded the north while leaving Southern California high and dry.

No major problems were reported but flood warnings and watches remained in effect Saturday for the Sierra Nevada, the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco and other areas. Authorities warned that flash floods, mudflows and rockslides were possible in heavy rain, especially in the wine country north of San Francisco.

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