This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 01:00 AM 

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 01:00 AM EST shows an active pattern of storms with a cold front moving eastward into the Pacific Northwest and northern California bringing rain and heavy mountain snow. A second frontal system over the Northern Rockies with rain and snow showers. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 01:00 AM EST shows an active pattern of storms with a cold front moving eastward into the Pacific Northwest and northern California bringing rain and heavy mountain snow. A second frontal system over the Northern Rockies with rain and snow showers. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
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