Published: Sat, February 09, 2019

Winter Storm Warning - May Want to Change any Travel Plans

Winter Storm Warning - May Want to Change any Travel Plans

The winter storm warning that Environment Canada has made explains that the storm will bring a large area of snow to Northeastern Ontario and areas North of Superior tonight and Friday. Near whiteout conditions are expected in higher elevations are expected at times.

Four to 8 inches of snow is expected in the areas surrounding Arco, Mackay, Mud Lake, the Caribou Highlands, the Bear Lake region and Swan Valley. The heaviest snowfall was expected to happen between 3 p.m. PST Friday until 10 p.m. Friday. meteorologist Ryan Maue said: "This February in Seattle is going to be remembered for brutal winter weather for many folks not used to it". Forecasters have said this could be "one of greatest snow events in decades". Along the coast and the southwest interior, there could likely be two to four inches of snow, though it would hit the southwest interior a bit later than the other areas. ". If heavy snow is falling, there's only so much we can do and it will affect roadways".

Schools are closing and officials are warning drivers to lower their speed and pedestrians to take care. By early morning, 80 were already canceled.

The snow is expected to fall at a rate of about two inches per hour at the worst parts of the storm.

Many businesses closed early so workers could get home.

A storm that hit earlier in the week knocked out power in the area for thousands of residents and made travel incredibly hard. Looks like most areas can expect to stay dry until late this afternoon or early this evening. "About.5-1" of precipitation is expected in Sacramento with this storm. If you see a downed power line, keep your distance and report it at 206-684-3000 or 911.

Seattle has a website dedicated to the snow storm with information on the city's response.

Authorities in the densely populated Seattle region are getting ready to tackle the storm.

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