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Western Storms Continues to Bring Heavy Rain & Snow

23 Dec 2016, 2:41 pm

A strong storm continues to cause travel headaches as it brings significant rain and snow to the Western U.S.  The storm has already brought over a foot of fresh powder to the mountains. Another foot or two is possible in several of the western mountain ranges through the holiday weekend. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are still in effect for almost all of the states in the West.

Rain has been moving through California as well, slowing travelers. In the burn scar areas, flooding could occur as another inch of rain may fall. Flash Flood Watches continue in parts of Southern California.

The low pressure center will continue to push slowly through the West tonight into Saturday. Snowfall will spread from the Cascades and Sierra into the Rockies, Tetons, and Bitterroots.

On Sunday, the low will begin to intensify and pick up speed. Snow will push through the Front Range and High Plains. As the wind starts to increase, blizzard conditions are possible in parts of the Upper Midwest. Travel could become difficult, if not impossible in significant blowing and drifting snow. Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times.

Another 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible in the highest mountain peaks.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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