Winter Storms That Battered Parts of the West Are Moving Eastward

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least a dozen states from California to Minnesota are under some sort of winter weather alert or flood alert as storms that have battered the western part of the country with rain or snow are expected to travel east Tuesday, rolling into the Midwest.

Since Friday afternoon, up to 11.84 inches of rain fell north of San Francisco. Meanwhile, Reno, Nevada, had 2.87 inches of rain so far this month, making it the city's wettest month in nine years.

Sacramento set a record for daily rainfall on Monday with 1.95 inches, and it isn't likely to let up any time soon. More rain is expected in central California Tuesday, as a brand new storm is about to pass through.

The Napa, Russian and Navarro Rivers, located in northern California, are all expected to rise as a result of the storms.

Meanwhile, an avalanche on Interstate-70 early Tuesday morning hit a semi truck and closed Vail Pass in Colorado, forcing the Colorado Department of Transportation to close parts of the highway.

Trucks are taking a beating in Colorado in general. Winds were so powerful on Monday that it apparently flipped a semi onto its side.

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