Blizzard, avalanche warnings for California

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A forecast of more snow and intense winds in the Sierra Nevada mountains has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings and say that conditions could become “life-threatening.”

A winter storm sweeping across California and Nevada has dumped as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow over the past two days. Much more is expected over the next two days.

The National Weather Service says 8 feet (2.4 meters) fell at the June Mountain Ski resort north of Mammoth Lakes and up to 3 feet (0.9 meters) were reported in the resorts around Lake Tahoe since Friday.

Forecasters say a blizzard from Sunday night to Monday night could bring another 8 feet (2.4 meters) of snow to the highest elevations, and light snow down to the foothills.

The weather service warned people to stay indoors until the snow and winds subside.

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