Friday, 22 February, 2019

Winter Storm Warning for Sierra Starts Friday

Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend Sacramento Weather: Storm Arriving By Evening Commute, Foothills Could Again See Snow
Ellis Copeland | 10 February, 2019, 18:22

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reported 6.4 inches of snow Friday and 7.9 inches by 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. The wind gusts could reach anywhere from 20-30 miles per hour in the Seattle area, while the northern Puget Sound and Olympics region could see gusts of 60 miles per hour. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Friday as the region braces for whiteout conditions, whipping winds and frigid air.

Several hundred people take part in a public snowball fight, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Wright Park in Tacoma, Wash.

In Nevada, residents in the Reno-Tahoe area were expecting strong winds Saturday evening but less snow than had been predicted earlier.

Another winter storm was on the way to the region.

"This is an extreme weather event, and offering shelter is the most important thing we can do right now", he said.

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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". As many as 50 housing structures were damaged near Yosemite National Park by toppled trees during a snowstorm.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers were without electricity in MI following days of freezing rain. Although it won't bring as much snow as the past two storms, it will add to what's already on the ground. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday. "Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, we could pick up more snow".

In Washington, almost 53,000 people were without power, including almost 26,000 in Thurston County, according to Poweroutage.us as of 3 p.m. Saturday.

Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on February 8 stocking up for the coming storm for herself and her neighbor, who is disabled and doesn't have a vehicle.

Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. After that, forecasters will be focused on a "quick, nearly clipper like system" that will likely bring more snow. "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. If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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