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California braces for major winter storm
California braces for major winter storm

Talk about extremes. After months of record dry and hot conditions, California this week is gearing up for a huge rainstorm that prompted weather officials to issue the state's first blizzard warning since 2008. The National Weather Service issued the alert for the northern Sierra Nevada, where 2 to 3 feet of snow were forecast, and for northern communities above 6,000 feet, which were expected to see 10 to 20 inches. That's still relatively small compared to California's most infamous blizzard in 1846, which trapped the Donner Party in the 22-foot Sierra snowstorm. "Blizzards — they are dangerous," JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert said. Making a...

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