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Season’s first major snow hits California

FRESNO, Calif. — Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California on Monday as the first major storm of the season brought out snowplows on Interstate 80, prompted travel advisories at higher elevations, and showered the rest of the parched region with much-needed rain.

Forecasters were calling for up to 2 feet of snow at the highest elevations in the northern Sierra Nevada, a good sign for a state dependent on winter snow accumulation for its water supply.

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