More snow likely for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

Elias Hubbard
February 11, 2019

In a Hazardous Weather Statement reissued on Sunday morning for Tuesday for southeast NY, southern CT and northeast New Jersey, saying, "A wintry mix of precipitation, which may begin as early as late Monday night, is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night". This should be light fluffy snow so there will be some "fluff factor" to give the advisory area 2 to 4 inches of accumulation, with a pocket of 5 or even a 6 possible depending on how fluffy it gets.

Parts of the US Pacific Northwest are being inundated with unusually high levels of snow.

That hasn't stopped Seattle's dogs from making the most of the surprise snow day.

"This is a ideal morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", Gov. Jay Inslee wrote on Twitter.

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.

Temperatures are in the teens or single digits.

Children sled on a hill in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood after a large storm blanketed the city with snow on February 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

The weather service says that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska.

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

Then another storm system will move over Mid-Michigan.

Parts of Seattle were in a complete whiteout on Friday, with one resident captured on camera taking his own selfie against the solid wall of white.

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

State and local officials urged people to stay off the roads over the weekend as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. This view looks south from Northeast 160th Street. Heavy snow did do some damage in Yosemite National Park, where they got up to two feet in some areas.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article