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Another California Winter Storm to Impact the Golden State and the Pacific Northwest

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It will be another week of unsettled weather for much of the West as February goes out with a bang. Two different storm systems will deliver a number of impacts from a Pacific Northwest and California winter storm to start the week.

Here is what you need to know about the timing and potential impacts areas of this duo of potent storms.

First Storm System to Slam Into the Northwest Late Monday

The Northwest is bracing for the arrival of two storm systems to close out the month of February. Colder temperatures will translate to significant amounts of wintry precipitation for the higher elevations of the region as snow levels begin to drop.

The first weather maker will move to the southeast from the southwestern corner of Canada on Monday, eventually reaching the north-central U.S. This system will bring forth a volatile cold front across Washington, Oregon, and over the Rocky Mountains.

The frontal boundary will push across the western U.S. from north to south, bringing down cold air from Canada and setting the stage for a variety of winter weather impacts.

Much of the Cascades and the northern Rocky Mountains are under winter weather warnings and advisories through late Monday.

The cold front will track into the Four Corners region throughout the day Tuesday, expanding the snow zone to the Colorado Rockies and into the top elevations of northern New Mexico. The highest terrains of northwestern Arizona will also be in the line of fire for this accumulating snowfall.

The mountain passes in Washington and Oregon will see snowfall accumulations up to 2 feet through Tuesday night. This will undoubtedly impact travel across heavily tracked passes such as Stevens, Snoqualmie, and White.


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