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Active Weather Pattern Continues for the Northwestern U.S.

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring periods of locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and mountain snow to portions of Washington and Oregon for the next couple days. In addition, much of the northwestern U.S. and Intermountain West will experience strong winds from these storm systems, particularly in Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and the northern Rockies/High Plains. Read More >

A weak frontal band is expected to rapidly move through the region Sunday evening through Monday. Snow level will start out around 9000 feet Sunday afternoon, lowering to about 5000 feet by Monday afternoon. Most of the snow is expected to fall between 6500 feet and 9000 feet Sunday evening. Snow amounts expected will be 4 to 8 inches with highest amounts of 12 to 15 inches over the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada in the Yosemite NP area. Tulare County mountains will see a trace to a couple inches of snow. Elsewhere, rain is expected, mostly over the northern half of the region. Kern County valley, foothills and mountains will see just a few hundredths of an inch while the desert remain high and dry.


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