Photos: Winter storm hits northern California, heads south


A powerful storm that has already hit northern California could bring up to 3 inches of rain over coastal areas of southern California and up to 5 inches in the foothills and mountains, forecasters say.

The weather system hit northern California on Sunday with up to 10 feet of snow at higher elevations before moving south.

A drenched homeless camp in Santa Cruz.

(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

A snow plow at the Mammoth Mountain ski area.

A snow plow clears fresh snow around the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.

(Peter Morning / Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)

A couple on the beach.

Nate and Erin Duke visit San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, where they tied the knot six months ago.

(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

People skate at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

People skate at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Pedestrians cross Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Pedestrians cross Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

A police officer clears a fallen tree blocking a road.

A California Highway Patrol officer clears a downed tree blocking a road in Carmel Valley, California.

(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

Winds knocked down Christmas decorations in Carmel Valley, California.

Winds knocked down Christmas decorations in Carmel Valley, California.

(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

Heavy rain falls on the Bixby Bridge along Route 1 near Big Sur.

Heavy rain falls on the Bixby Bridge along Route 1 near Big Sur.

(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

A flooded homeless camp in Santa Cruz.

A flooded homeless camp in Santa Cruz.

(Nic Coury / Associated Press)

Christmas lights and rain in San Francisco.

Christmas lights line the trees as a pedestrian walks in the rain in San Francisco.

(Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

A person in a coat with an umbrella walks beside a rail overlooking a bridge over the water

Rain in San Francisco.

(Brontë Wittpenn / Chronicle of San Francisco)

“We expect heavier rain after midnight Monday for Los Angeles and through Tuesday morning,” said Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Oxnard.

One to 3 feet of snow is expected in the mountains above 7,000 feet, with a few inches possible as low as 4,500 feet.

Fresh snow surrounds a ski lift and covers the pine trees

Fresh snow surrounds a ski lift in Truckee, Calif., Monday.

(Shannon Buhler / Northstar Ski Resort)

A truck cuts its way through the snow with trees on either side

In this image taken from a Caltrans remote video traffic camera, a truck winds its way through the snow along Interstate 80 in Donner Summit, Calif., On Monday.

(Caltrans)

A man uses a snowblower to clear a street in Mammoth Lakes

Snow is cleared along a street in Mammoth Lakes during heavy snowfall Thursday. A second, much more violent winter storm hit the Sierra Nevada on Sunday.

(Dakota Snider / Associated Press)

An airplane takes off amid dark, heavy clouds.

A plane takes off Thursday from Long Beach airport under heavy clouds.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Rain clouds drift over Signal Hill as people loom below.

Rain clouds drift over Signal Hill on Thursday.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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