TIL about the great California flood of 1861/62 when it rained continuously for 43 days, which was caused due to a phenomenon called Atmospheric rivers, creating a 300 mile long temporary sea. Sacramento was covered in 10 feet of debris filled water, and even telegraph poles were under water.

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2017/2/21/14684630/california-atmospheric-river-flood-storm-evacuations-rain-arkstorm

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