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Winter Storm Maya Arrives in the Pacific Northwest

10 February, 2019, 20:58 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend

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

"Forecasters predict this may be a storm unlike one we've seen in many years", he said.

In Yosemite National Park, as many as 50 housing structures near Half Dome Village were damaged by trees toppled during a snowstorm earlier this week, displacing more than 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services for visitors.

Almost 20 million people in the Northwest are under storm alerts Saturday morning as one to two more inches of snow are expected to fall in Seattle, according to CNN meteorologist Haley Brink.

"This is a ideal morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", Gov. Jay Inslee wrote on Twitter.

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

Valentine's Day on Thursday, Feb. 14 will be mostly sunny with a high around 40.

There's a possibility of more snow for Seattle on Sunday into Monday.

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Schneider said because temperatures are expected to remain in the low 30s during the day and drop into the low 20s and teens during the night, it's likely we will have snow on the ground, and numerous same travel issues, next week.

Officials shut down a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 east of Ellensburg due to blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.

A warning to travelers in Owyhee County and southern Twin Falls County: On Saturday night and Sunday morning, wind gusts of 20 to 35 miles per hour could cause blowing snow and affect visibility, forecasters say.

A worker walks across a snow-covered parking lot, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.

The storm hit with snowfall from Sunday and Monday still on the ground, thanks to below-freezing temperatures that have gripped the area. A 59-year-old man died February 7 from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast. "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".

Additional shelter space opened by city and county officials was filling up. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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