Heavy rain and snow along with high winds have been bombarding the western part of the country. Wind gusts in the Sierra Nevada mountain crests have reached to nearly 200 mph! Rainfall totals have been in the 3″ to 6″ range in Northern California.
Once again, alerts are widespread across the West. From the Front Range to the Pacific Ocean, concerns include flooding, high winds, and heavy snow.
Additional snow and rain totals will be high this week. Another 1 to 3 feet of snow is likely in the highest mountain peaks, with some areas along the coast seeing 3″ to 6″ of rain. Two waves of energy will continue move through the region tonight. A cold front and surface trough will keep the heavy precipitation falling and high winds blowing.
A weaker system will approach the coast on Wednesday, bringing scattered areas of rain and snow. The moisture will slowly diminish throughout the week and gradually shift into the Plains.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels