The high snow totals were the result of Arctic air that spilled down into the region from Alaska, combined with ample Pacific moisture, Giannasca said.
Rainfall totals from the storms will range from 10 to 20 inches along the Oregon and Northern California coasts, according to the weather service. About 4 to 6 feet of snow could pile up in the mountains of Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
Heavy snow caused by cold air? What kind of crazy talk is that?