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

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

Residents more accustomed to rain than snow were digging out from a winter storm while bracing for more.

Snow is expected to fall and create slippery conditions from Bismarck, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Minneapolis; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Traverse City and Marquette, Michigan.

The snow will likely taper east early Sunday evening. 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.

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

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About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report. Another moderate round of snow is expected Thursday night into Friday. In Seattle, snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area.

He has encouraged residents to stay off the roads.

The National Weather Service (NWS) advises it only takes a small amount of wintry precipitation to make roads, bridges, sidewalks and parking lots icy and risky.

The snow will be winding down early this evening and ending. Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm. Heavy snow did do some damage in Yosemite National Park, where they got up to two feet in some areas.

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The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northeast Kansas and west central Missouri, including the Kansas City area. As of right now, you should prepare for significant impacts to travel by Monday night and especially into much of Tuesday.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast.

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".

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