Nightly News   |  October 05, 2011

First snow falls in northeastern California

Up to a foot of snow fell in the mountains of northeastern California early on Wednesday. Elsewhere, Chicago is expected to have the worst winter weather in the country this year. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: October may be just getting going, but it pretty much looked like winter in Northern California today. As much as a foot of snow in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevadas which is unusual for this time of year.

BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And heads up for our friends in Chicago . While today was one of those great sparkling fall days, it could go south at any moment. Chicago is expected to have the worst winter weather in the country this year if those long-range forecasts are worth anything. With colder than normal temperatures and twice the normal amount of snow, they say as much as 58 inches. We'll hold them to account