Two more ‘significant’ winter storms headed for western Washington


A Winter Storm WATCH has been issued for much of the area beginning 3pm Monday afternoon and ending 6pm Tuesday evening.

A large storm will threaten to disrupt travel and daily routines as it unleashes heavy snow and gusty winds across the midwestern United States Monday through Tuesday. But most of the heavy snowfall was expected to end by Sunday morning, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

Monday: Cloudy with scattered flurries early, then light snow developing in the afternoon.

Temperatures should reach the low 40s Sunday afternoon, so any hazardous conditions should be gone rather quickly.

Sunday's winter storm is expected to bring an additional 1-4 inches of snow to an already icy western Washington.

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

The large group of people participated in a public snowball fight on Saturday at Wright Park in Tacoma, Washington.

But it wasn't all fun and games for the people scheduled on the hundreds of flights that were canceled in Seattle and Portland over the weekend.

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In Washington, about 50,000 people lost power.

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.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies. Even though we won't be down to freezing in DC, a little sleet on the roads could still cause some slippery spots overnight and early Monday morning.

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said. This view looks south from Northeast 160th Street.

Several rounds of snow will blanket south central Wisconsin through this week.

In Portland, a tanker truck slid into a sport-utility vehicle on an interchange between Interstates 5 and 84 on Saturday, blocking the ramp for hours.

The rest of the week could likely be wet as well, with a chance of rain Wednesday morning and more likely all day Friday and Saturday, according to the weather service.