Sunday snow totals: Greater metro area sees 3 to 6.5 inches

11 February, 2019, 03:45 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Sunday snow totals: Greater metro area sees 3 to 6.5 inches

A Winter Storm WATCH has been issued for much of the area beginning 3pm Monday afternoon and ending 6pm Tuesday evening.

Several rounds of snow will blanket south central Wisconsin through this week.

People across Western Washington woke up to a fresh layer of snow Saturday, with between 6 and 8 inches in Seattle, and over 20 inches in Port Angeles.

The rest of the week could likely be wet as well, with a chance of rain Wednesday morning and more likely all day Friday and Saturday, according to the weather service. Hundreds of people in Tacoma turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone suggested it on Facebook.

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report.

Over Sunday night, snow was expected to be confined to the mountains, with a "VERY BRIEF" break on Monday morning before another winter system began dropping snow in the Seattle area.

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He has encouraged residents to stay off the roads.

In addition to snow-packed, slippery roadways, blowing and drifting snow can create whiteout conditions as winds strengthen around the storm. Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm. This will be another system that brings a variety of precipitation types with it. Areas along US20 in Northern Illinois and Northeast Iowa will see mainly snow at the onset of this event, with locations on either side of the I 80 corridor seeing a mix.

The National Weather Service is predicting southern Minnesota will be visited by another snow storm on Sunday and that could be followed by a major storm early next week.

In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued February 7 after being trapped by up to 7 feet of snow in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days. Paul International Airport reported 3.7 inches and Buffalo got 3 inches. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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