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Another potent winter storm arrives Monday

11 February 2019, 06:57 | Glen Norman

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

So it snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it

Nuisance snow will precede this storm from the northern Plains through the Great Lakes and to the interior Northeast into Sunday night. Forecast snowfall totals include 3-4 inches on Monday night and an additional 2-3 inches during the day on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is calling for 5 to 8 inches of snow in the areas covered by the Winter Storm Watch.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather.

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In Washington, about 50,000 people lost power. Hundreds of people in Tacoma turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone suggested it on Facebook.

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.

"Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow before the snow changes over to freezing precipitation", says the release. It will not rain continuously, but there will be periods of rain with over an inch of accumulation possible. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington. Snow showers are expected to be heavy at times and will continue into the evening. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast.

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Snow emergencies have already been declared for some Metro cities. Forecasters say the track of the system could still shift and there is a chance some areas could see higher accumulations and some freezing drizzle. In Seattle, snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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