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Latest winter storm takes aim at Northwestern Wisconsin

11 February, 2019, 09:42 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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Temperatures were in the teens or single digits.

With cold air in place over the Chicago area, low pressure will move northeast out of Kansas, tracking over Chicago early Tuesday.

People across Western Washington woke up to a fresh layer of snow Saturday, with between 6 and 8 inches in Seattle, and over 20 inches in Port Angeles. As many as 50 housing structures were damaged near Yosemite National Park by toppled trees during a snowstorm.

The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year. They took cover behind picnic tables and used sleds as shields.

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

For Sunday, KIRO 7's Morgan Palmer predicts a "quick-hitting weaker system", with a couple of inches of snow in south Seattle. In the central part of the state, snow drifts blocked roads and forced the closure of US 2 and Interstate 90, in addition to causing multiple auto crashes. The state transportation department said crews had to clear several trees that had fallen across roads in the Tacoma area.

Interstate 405 was covered with snow and ice, but vehicles still passed through on Saturday. Hawaii News Now reported that the surf was forecast to top out at 60 feet (18 metres) on Sunday.

In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued after being snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days.

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It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday.

"With the timing of the storm system, travel and schools could be impacted by this storm on Tuesday", Winters added.

Sleet may be at the onset of the precipitation, then it will change to freezing rain and rain.

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, USA media report.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Seattle and Portland, and heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington.

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies.

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