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Big storm bears down on California

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POSTED November 30, 2012 1:00 a.m.

HAPPY CAMP (AP) — A big storm bearing down on California has triggered flood warnings in Siskiyou County as heavy rain falls on the far north end of the state.

The National Weather Service says that by late morning Thursday 1 inch of rain had fallen in several hours across the western side of the county.

Much of Northern California is under a variety of warnings and advisories for rain, snow and high winds.

On the coast there are gale warnings and small craft and high surf advisories.

In Southern California, rain made for a tough commute Thursday morning.

The California Highway Patrol reports nearly 200 accidents in the area, including a pre-dawn collision in the San Fernando Valley that killed one person and injured two others.

Surf is also building on west-facing beaches.

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