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Snow expected to continue as winter storm warnings extend from Seattle to San Diego


Riri Nguyen takes Elsa for a walk at Inspiration Point, December 25, 2021 in Wrightwood.

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Snow came too late in Los Angeles County to count as a white Christmas, but it fell in time in Seattle — and it continued to fall until it covered the ground around the landmark Pike Place Market on Sunday.

Powder fell during a stormy, cold front that wreaked havoc on the West Coast this holiday weekend. It triggered warnings of winter storms for Seattle, San Diego and San Diego. The storms continued with a fresh wave of rain expected Monday and Tuesday.

The Southern Plains were still being baked by a heat wave. Temperatures were up to 25 degrees higher than normal, and they are expected to remain there until Monday at the latest, according to federal forecasters. Wichita Falls in Texas and Frederick in Oklahoma recorded temperatures in the 80s Sunday.

The great white Christmas news It arrived in Seattle on Saturday night, an area that was not used to snow since Dec. 25, and continued until late Saturday. The snow continued to fall overnight. about 5 inches or more of snow accumulated in the region, with some areas recording much more.

Interstate 80, Donner Summit, California was closed in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Snow conditions made it dangerous for motorists to travel there. National Weather Service office in Reno, Nevada, saidYou can take the advantage of “if you’re able to stay home today and not have to drive, then do so.”

Federal forecasters stated that as much as three feet of snow was recorded in the region overnight and another two could befall by day’s end.

Mount Baldy in Los Angeles County received as high as 10 inches of snow. Mount Wilson was also covered with snow, which is the second largest city in the United States, and it registered 2 inches.

Weather forecasters predicted that the snow level would drop to 2,500 feet Monday night through Tuesday. That means even the foothills of Los Angeles Basin could see some powder.

The snowfall was to the south, at Santiago Peak (Orange County) and Palomar Mountain (San Diego County), which both had about an inch, and a quarter of a mile, respectively, by Sunday morning according to National Weather Service.

Forecasters from the government stated in a discussion that there would be a wide upper-level trough of pressure and counterclockwise flow. This will cause storms to continue on the West Coast until Tuesday.

We can expect two more systems to produce rain and snow.

According to forecasters, temperatures that were unseasonably high in the Southern Plains may reach the South later this week.

In a forecast discussion, U.S. Storm Prediction Center stated that unusually high temperatures, low humidity levels and windy conditions prompted it to issue a “critical fire weather risk assessment” for areas of the central and south High Plains.