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Heavy Rain and Snow Continues in the West

14 Dec 2016, 2:38 pm

(Photo Credit: @maya6356 on Instagram from Yuba-Donner Scenic Byway in California)

A strong low pressure center is producing heavy rain and snow in the Western U.S. and more is expected. Winter Storm Warnings continue for many areas of the Pacific Northwest, with Winter Storm Watches into the Upper Midwest. One to two feet of snow is possible in the mountains, with the potential for 6-12″ into the Plains.

Just before daylight this morning in Burns Oregon.

Posted by Penny McLean on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Heavy rain will move into California with more that 6″ possible that could produce flooding. Tropical moisture streaming in from the Pacific Ocean will help to increase rainfall later tonight into Friday. Flash Flood Warnings continue throughout most of Northern and Central California.

The wind will be increasing as the low pressure moves ashore. Gusts to 70 mph are possible, which could produce power outages.

A stream of moisture and energy will flow from California into the Northern Rockies.

By Friday, snow will start spreading from the Front Range into the Upper Midwest. The Southwest will start to see moisture as well.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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