America is hit by coast-to-coast snow storms: New York City wakes up to first real snowfall...• By: MELISSA KOENIG and CHRISTIAN OLIVER
A coast-to-coast storm has dumped several inches of snow in New York City for the first time all winter as California remains under blizzard warnings.
Across the Northeast, many woke up this morning to the first major snowfall of the winter. The white stuff is expected to continue pummeling down throughout Tuesday as forecasters say seven inches of snow is likely in some areas to the north of the city.
On the other side of the country, heavy snowfall is set to hit California's mountains.
The National Weather Service said winter storms will continue moving into California through Wednesday after residents got a brief break from severe weather Sunday.
This comes as tornadoes and other powerful winds swept through parts of the Southern Plains, killing at least one person in Oklahoma, and some Michigan residents faced a sixth consecutive day without power following last week's ice storm.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 237,000 people across the United States found themselves without power, according to data from PowerOutage.us, while travel was snarled across the country.