Two more ‘significant’ winter storms headed for western Washington

Clay Curtis
February 11, 2019

After two days of cold, mostly sunny weather with highs near 33 degrees, Tuesday is expected to bring a winter storm, according to the National Weather Service.

A worker walks across a snow-covered parking lot, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year.

The large group of people participated in a public snowball fight on Saturday at Wright Park in Tacoma, Washington.

In Washington, about 50,000 people lost power.

The snow will come in three waves beginning Sunday evening, followed by systems coming to the region Monday night and Thursday night. "This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.

Residents in Seattle cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early on Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week.

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Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather.

That one will begin around midday Monday, with more snow accumulations expected by the Monday afternoon commute, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters say the track of the system could still shift and there is a chance some areas could see higher accumulations and some freezing drizzle.

More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula.

A general 1-3 inches of snow may fall and create slippery travel along this corridor, with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 6 inches across the Upper Midwest.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. It's like, 'Use your brain!

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.

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