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Chris Gilbert sleds down a slop on freshly fallen snow near Blue Canyon, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The first storm of the season swept through Northern California bringing rain to the lower elevations and snow in the mountains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Chris Gilbert sleds down a slop on freshly fallen snow near Blue Canyon, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The first storm of the season swept through Northern California bringing rain to the lower elevations and snow in the mountains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Winter storm hits northern California

A storm from the Gulf of Alaska stalled for a second day over Northern California,

blanketing mountains with snow, spawning a tornado near the state

capital and drenching fans and players at the deciding seventh game of the National League Championship Series.