SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California was hit with more turbulent weather as thunderstorms, snow and damaging winds swept into the northern part the state.
Sunday's system preceded another series of incoming storms this week that raised the potential for flooding, rising rivers and mudslides on soils already saturated after days of rain.
In the state capital, more than 276,000 customers were without electricity after gusts topping 60 mph knocked down power lines.
A major highway in the eastern Sierra was closed because of whiteout conditions.
The storms won't be enough to officially end California's ongoing drought, but they have helped.