More snowfall begins in Pacific Northwest

Cheryl Sanders
February 11, 2019

It looks like students could be in for more snow days this week. "This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers were without electricity in MI following days of freezing rain.

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

More central areas of Washington state have been inundated with snow drifts of up to 3-4ft (1m-1.2m) in places, the Associated Press reports. According to Yuhas, a winter storm watch will be in effect for most of the Twin Cities.

An unusually powerful winter storm dropped over six inches on the Pacific Northwest city February 9 - a "new daily record" according to the National Weather Service, which also happens to report that more snow is on the way.

About 180 people spent the night at an emergency shelter set up at Seattle Center, with officials going out again on Saturday to get other homeless residents to safety.

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.

Several hundred people took advantage of the unusual weather and got outside to have a little fun with it.

In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.

The highest snowfall totals and worst travel conditions are expected to focus on the upper Mississippi Valley from late Monday to Tuesday night.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. She wasn't fazed by the forecast of more snow on its way. "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. If you don't have to go out, don't go out'". Snow showers are expected to be heavy at times and will continue into the evening.

When all is said and done, parts of the area will be shoveling a good amount of snow, especially north of the Quad Cities where as much as 6 inches is possible near Galena and Monticello.

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