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Cyclone heading to the U.S. could dump up to 8 feet of snow

The storm began off the west coast and meteorologists said it would stay away from the coast Saturday, but that changes Sunday.

The strongest part of the system will move in and create thunderstorms, high waves, and snow in the mountains.

Wind warnings have been issued that may continue into Monday, Oct. 25.

Ships are being deeply impacted, and the Coast Guard said one shipping vessel lost 40 cargo containers which are now floating in the ocean.

Snow is expected in different areas for several days, and in the southern region up to 8 feet can be expected on the highest areas of the Sierra Nevada.

It’s possible for the storm to have a positive impact on the wildfires in California as well.

Categories: Weather