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Millions brace for major coast-to-coast winter storm

(CNN)Despite the fact spring is showing up early this year, we must remember winter isn't over yet.

A major winter storm is set to impact millions this week, from coast to coast, with heavy snow, dangerous winds, possible blizzard conditions and for some, the coldest temperatures of the season.

What to expect this week:

Widespread heavy snow
Strong winds
Blizzard conditions
Sleet and freezing rain
Severe thunderstorms
Heavy rain
Record low and high temperatures
The storm is already showing signs of life along the West Coast, as snow and rain is already falling across the Pacific Northwest, adding to their already blockbuster snow season.

"Storm total snowfall will likely be measured in feet for many of the mountain ranges across the West," the Weather Prediction Center said.

The Cascade Mountains could see as much as three feet of snow in the highest elevations through Tuesday, while winds in the Pacific Northwest have the potential to gust up to 60 mph. Seas just offshore will be as high as 20 feet, bringing large, breaking waves to coastal areas, causing beach erosion.

By Tuesday, the storm expands into California and the Great Basin, bringing rain, snow and gusty winds, which could lead to power outages.

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