Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency

Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency

Because of this, there is still some uncertainty in where the heaviest amounts of snow will set up, and how far north the freezing rain/sleet will fall as this typically cuts down snowfall amounts.

"Snow changing to a wintry mix across the interior Tuesday PM, rain along the coast early Wednesday AM", the National Weather Service said on Facebook Sunday afternoon. The storm displaced 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services to park visitors.

If this system continues to move south, the higher amounts of snow will set up over parts of northern and central Iowa. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.

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

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, USA media report. The counties covered by the Winter Weather Advisory could receive 5 to 7 inches of snow.

A special weather statement has been issued for Guelph and surrounding areas, warning that significant snow, freezing rain and strong winds could be on their way Tuesday. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.

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Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on Friday 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.

The Sunday forecast includes a chance of rain, freezing rain and snow in the pre-dawn hours, followed by rain through the rest of Sunday.

Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday.

More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula. It's like, 'Use your brain! Bridges in the city were closed Friday as officials planned to determine when they could be reopened, reported.

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