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A Large Storm System Will Impact The Western U.S. This Weekend

A large storm system will deliver widespread impacts to the Western U.S. this weekend. Widespread heavy snow, heavy rain, strong thunderstorms and a number of coastal hazards will likely cause travel issues. The locally heavy rain in north-central California and southwest Oregon may cause flash flooding, especially near recent and vulnerable burn scar areas. Read More >

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