Last updated: 03:18 PM ET, Sun March 06 2016

Parched West Coast Gets Much-Needed Rain

Destination & Tourism | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 06, 2016

Parched West Coast Gets Much-Needed Rain

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In a state that has been stricken by drought, Northern California was hit with a steady flow of rain on Saturday that was expected to spread to the rest of the state Sunday, Fox News reported. 

Tourists visiting San Francisco didn’t let the wet weather ruin their plans.

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"It doesn't matter if it rains; we want to see as much as possible because we only have four days," Olle Klefbom of Sweden said to Fox News on Saturday afternoon. "We want to go to Alcatraz this afternoon. But if it rains too hard, we'll go shopping instead."

Almost a third of the flights out of San Francisco International Airport on Saturday were delayed for up to two hours because of winds, airport spokeswoman Lily Wang told SF Gate. There were also 68 flight cancellations on Saturday. 

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Meanwhile, skiers and snowboards took advantage of the increasing snow in the Sierra Nevada and hit the slopes.

The Weather Channel reported that: “The wettest, strongest Pacific front will slide down the coast through Sunday morning. A second storm system will then arrive Sunday afternoon in northern California, then linger into Monday in southern California.”

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