Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Storm-Buried Pacific Northwest Faces More Impending Snow

Storm-Buried Pacific Northwest Faces More Impending Snow

That hasn't stopped Seattle's dogs from making the most of the surprise snow day. In the central part of the state, snow drifts blocked roads and forced the closure of USA 2 and Interstate 90, in addition to causing multiple auto crashes.

It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday.

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather.

Details still need to be ironed out as track position and strength still varies, but the general consensus is we will see snow develop Monday night and carry into much of Tuesday before it exits.

There can be a rapid freeze-up in the lower Ohio Valley later Tuesday as temperatures plunge behind the rain, causing any lingering wet areas to turn to ice.

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- Sunday will start off with sunshine but will transition to clouds by the afternoon before some messy winter weather arrives.

The snow will be winding down early this evening and ending.

He has encouraged residents to stay off the roads.

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

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northeast Kansas and west central Missouri, including the Kansas City area.

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More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula. Light snow, sleet are ice accumulations are possible.

More than 120 people were rescued on Thursday from a Sierra Nevada, California, resort after being trapped by snow for five days.

Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on February 8 stocking up for the coming storm for herself and her neighbor, who is disabled and doesn't have a vehicle.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. It's like, 'Use your brain!

"There may be several hours of wintry precipitation and wintry travel conditions from I-80 to Chicago and Detroit", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

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