Historic Snowstorm Buries Seven Western States
IT’S STILL SEPTEMBER
An unusual snowstorm just a week after the Autumnal Equinox has created havoc and threatened crops in seven Western U.S. states. The storm, which is forecast to cause blizzard conditions through Monday, has dumped more than three feet of snow in parts of California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Washington state. Record cold temperatures and high winds have added to the misery; Browning, Montana, reported 40 inches of snow had fallen through Sunday night. The National Weather Service said temperatures in some states would fall as low as 30 degrees below normal. “Many daily record low maximum temperature records are possible through Monday, especially across the Northern Great Basin, Rockies, and Northern California,” the NWS warned.