Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way

Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend

Sacramento Weather: Storm Arriving By Evening Commute, Foothills Could Again See Snow

More than a foot of snow was recorded by Saturday morning, February 9, in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather.

Snow totals ranged from 6-10 inches in the area, including 7.9 inches of snowfall recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as the storm dumped heavy snow along the coast of Washington and OR since Friday afternoon. The city is set for another storm Friday into Saturday, as are the areas around the rest of western Washington State. According to AccuWeather.com, there is now a 47 percent chance of 3 to 6 inches of accumulation in the area, a 40 percent chance of between 1 and 3 inches and a 3 percent chance of 6 to 10 inches of snowfall.

"Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, we could pick up more snow".

Elsewhere, 21.5 inches were reported along the Port Angeles foothills and 10.7 inches in the city.

The NWS calculated 2.5 inches of new snow equates to 0.15 inches of liquid.

The snow is likely to slow or stop Saturday morning, but two more snowstorms are expected to hit early next week.

"A powerful storm system diving southward brought heavy snow to much of Seattle over the past 24 hours", said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio.

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

"Everyone in our state needs to focus on preparing for the snow and staying safe", Inslee said in a statement.

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"Forecasters predict this may be a storm unlike one we've seen in many years", he said. "This is a ideal morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.

Residents are also dealing with gusty winds and cold temperatures.

More snowfall is expected Saturday, and officials are prepared.

Wintry winds from the Fraser River Valley in Canada are expected to blow into the Puget Sound region at around 20 to 35 miles per hour.

Seattle's average high at this time of year is 49 degrees, Brink said. The windchill would feel like it's in the teens. Road conditions are very unsafe.

In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow.

The Interstate-5 corridor, including Siskiyou Summit in OR, will be hard to use. Fewer flights also were disrupted at Portland International.

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

Earlier this week, another storm shut down the city and left some neighborhoods with about half a foot of snow.

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