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

Frederick Owens
February 10, 2019

Seattle and other areas of the Puget Sound are bracing for a winter storm that is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of snow. The city is set for another storm Friday into Saturday, as are the areas around the rest of western Washington State. Higher elevation areas such as the Teton Valley, the Snake River Highlands, or near Island Park might see between 6 and 12 inches of snow.

By 4 a.m. PT Saturday, the airport had 7.2 inches of snow, and it was still falling.

There's a possibility of more snow for Seattle on Sunday into Monday. The Kitsap Peninsula also got slammed with about 10 inches. Eighteen inches were tallied in Agnew, 16 inches in Sequim and 11 inches in Port Orchard.

Maya will head to the Plains and Midwest Monday, where heavy snow is expected to accumulate across the northern Plains and upper Midwest.

"This pattern really is not going to change over one or two weeks", DeFlitch said.

As a snowstorm paralyzes much of the Pacific Northwest, officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Friday.

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

One of the largest snowstorms in more than 20 years could pummel the Tacoma-Seattle area this weekend with up to 8 inches, forecasters said. "I encourage everyone to stay off the roads if possible and plan ahead if you must travel".

In Seattle, the city was using 34 vehicles to plows, salt and de-icing roads with 14 hand crews shuvoeling sidewalks in the center city, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan's office.

Gusts could reach 60 miles per hour in the northern Puget Sound and Olympic region. After the temperature hits a high of about 33 degrees, precipitation will likely last into the evening and switch over to rain by midnight. The windchill would feel like it's in the teens. Road conditions are very unsafe. Fewer flights also were disrupted at Portland International.

Seattle got nearly the same amount of snow it gets in a year in one day, leaving officials scrambling to get people off the streets and Washington's governor declaring a state of emergency.

Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week.

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