Up to two feet of snow fell over northern Arizona and Utah as a storm turned eastward after piling huge drifts in the Sierra Nevada, stranding hunters and hikers and breaking records for cold temperatures.
At least 20 deaths had been blamed on a series of winter-like storms since last week, but most hikers and hunters reported missing in northern California had been found. Trucks slid off roads and power lines fell in Utah, and schools were closed in northern Arizona.
Winnemucca, Nev., posted a record low of 8 degrees below zero, and Yakima, Wash., had a record low of 7 degrees. Eureka, Calif., on the northern coast, had a record low of 31 for the second day in a row.
Caribou, Maine, had a record low of 6 degrees.
Ten inches of snow fell in northern Utah at the Alta ski resort, after up to 14 inches fell in the state's mountains Monday. The Alta, Snowbasin and Snowbird resorts had accumulated 22 to 24 inches.
An estimated 250 elk hunters remained stranded by up to 4 feet of snow in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state. One woman was found dead in a pickup truck, apparently a victim of carbon monoxide as the engine was kept running for heat, said a Yakima County official.