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December 2004 North American storm complex
December 2004 North American storm complex.jpg
The storm complex over the West Coast on December 26, 2004
Type Winter storm
Blizzard
Upper-level low
Formed December 12, 2004
Dissipated January 10, 2005
Lowest pressure 990 mbar (29 inHg)
Highest gust 50 mph (80 km/h)
Maximum snowfall or ice accretion 10 inches of rain in Los Angeles
Damage Unknown
Total fatalities Unknown
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Part of the 2004–05 North American winter storm season

The December 2004 North American storm complex was a strong Pineapple Express winter storm that developed from the combination of a moderate El Niño episode, and an atmospheric river that opened from near Hawaii. The storm shattered several rainfall records across California and other western states. The storm dropped a maximum of 10 inches of rain in Los Angeles and caused flooding across many other parts of the Southwest.

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Category:2004 meteorology
Category:2004 natural disasters in the United States
Category:Blizzards in the United States