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FRESNO, CALIF. (CBSNews.com) - The season's first major storm has brought much needed rain and snow to northern California on Monday.

Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California as the storm brought out snow plows 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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