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PHOTOS: Snow Blankets Western US in First Widespread Taste of Winter

The first widespread taste of winter fell across the Western states early this week as snow blanketed areas from California to Montana.

In the high elevations, up to 12 inches of snow fell from Monday into Tuesday morning. Up to 8 inches of snow covered Yellowstone National Park, creating a wintry scene.

"After a warm October, a change in the weather pattern brought some colder and stormier weather to the Great Basin with the first widespread mountain snow event," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker said.

At least one injury was reported amid numerous accidents and cars sliding off roadways in Eureka County, Nevada, on Monday and Tuesday, according to local law enforcement.

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"The mountains from northern Nevada into western Montana have seen some of the heaviest snow so far with this storm," Walker said.

Additional snow is expected to fall through Wednesday.