Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

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

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

In the Pacific Northwest, an unusual snow dump forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights in Seattle and Portland but also had residents celebrating with skis and sleds after more than a foot of snow fell in some areas in a region more accustomed to rain.

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".

The storm's broad nature will bring snow, ice and slippery travel to much of the Northeast during the same time frame. In Seattle, snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area.

It was 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Arlington, Washington early on Sunday.

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Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday. Hawaii News Now reported that the surf was forecast to top out at 60 feet (18 metres) on Sunday.

More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula.

An expansive winter storm will take shape across the northern Plains on Monday afternoon, according to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Billy Clark.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers lost power in MI following days of freezing rain.

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About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.

Climate scientist Cliff Mass warns of a storm bigger than anything we've seen this week for Tuesday, labeling it "the Big Kahuna of snow". A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station.

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

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.

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