A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year’s.
We are locked into a weather pattern with cold air coming from Alaska. It’s much colder in California than it usually is at this time of the year.
Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to below freezing overnight, which means precautions need to be taken for plants and pets.
Northern Californians are enjoying a brief respite from the cold and wet weather that has gripped the region over the past few days.