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El Nino dumped snow on mountain communities across Southern California on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

El Nino was dumping snow throughout the mountain areas across California on Tuesday.

The system effecting Mammoth Mountain was expected to drop 1 to 2 feet by the evening hours, with yet another system dropping an additional 1 to 2 feet on Wednesday.

Families in Mammoth Mountain take advantage of the snowfall brought down by El Nino on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

Up to 4 feet of snow in the next two days was expected.

MORE: El Nino-related storm rolls across the Southland.

Meanwhile, the first of three major storms rolled through the Southland, Eyewitness News viewer Chris Harris sent in a photo from his Big Bear home showing the ground, surrounding trees and a parked car covered in powder white snow.

A photo taken by Eyewitness News viewer Chris Harris near his home in Big Bear on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

In SoCal's Mountain High area, between 4 and 6 inches of snow accumulated as the storm dropped significant snowfall in the winter resort.

A person snowboards down Mountain High after an El Nino-related storm dropped numerous inches of snow on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

The mountain communities in Southern California were expected to be cold throughout the day with 5 to 10 inches of rain and high temperatures in the upper-30s.

Snow was expected to accumulate 3 to 5 inches at elevations above 3,500 feet.

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