More West Coast rain and snow as East and South warm up

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Parts of Los Angeles saw half a foot of rain over the weekend as strong West Coast storms created mudslides, flash floods and knocked down trees.The Sierra Nevada Mountains saw about 96 inches of snow, including 72 inches in just 24 hours.On Monday morning, a new and much colder storm system is moving into the West. Places that don’t normally get snow, including Seattle and Portland, may see some. Mountains near L.A. and San Diego may see a bit more snow Monday night as well.These western storms are expected to continue marching east, delivering snow and ice to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.By Tuesday morning, the heaviest precipitation is likely to move inland from the West Coast to the Rockies, but rain will linger along the coast and snow could still fall at higher elevations.Desert areas including Las Vegas and Phoenix should see some rain.A much drier Wednesday should be in store for the West.Meanwhile, in much of the East and South, it’ll feel like springtime.Highs this week near New York City and Washington will be near 60 degrees, while Dallas and Atlanta are expecting temps in the 70s and 80s.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Gordon Greenidge gets knighthood

first_imgFORMER West Indies cricketing great Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge is to be conferred with a knighthood.In the New Year Honours announced yesterday, he has been accorded Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG).Born in England, the 68-year-old represented Barbados and Hampshire Cricket Club, but really made his mark in his 17-year-career opening the batting for one of the most dominant West Indies teams, many of those years alongside fellow Barbadian Desmond Haynes.Greenidge played 108 Test matches and scored 7 588 runs at an average of 44.7, and in 128 One-Day Internationals, he scored 5 134 runs at an average of 45.The son of the soil has a school named after him at Rock Dundo, St Peter, and he plays a very active role in its maintenance and upkeep.last_img

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