Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

Special weather statement issued, calling for significant winter storm on Tuesday

Special weather statement issued, calling for significant winter storm on Tuesday

The forecasting models are not in agreement on the track of the low-pressure center, but the National Weather Service says it's likely to produce significant snow somewhere across the Upper Midwest late Monday and into Tuesday.

In Washington, the National Weather Service told people to anticipate steady snowfall from Sunday afternoon in the Olympic Peninsula, spreading into the Puget Sound area by evening.

Temperatures are in the teens or single digits.

In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.

Stretches of interstates 29, 35, 80, 90 and 94 are expected to be hard and unsafe to travel on during the height of the storm.

Recent cold weather and snow has been affecting other states too.

Sunday's winter storm is expected to bring an additional 1-4 inches of snow to an already icy western Washington.


An expansive winter storm will take shape across the northern Plains on Monday afternoon, according to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Billy Clark. A California man died in rough waters off of Maui on February 8, Hawaii News Now reported.

In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued Thursday after being trapped by up to 7 feet of snow in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station. More of the precipitation will fall as rain and sleet instead of snow.

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

Snow is forecast to transition to an icy mix in this corridor from late Monday through Monday night.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said. It's like, 'Use your brain!

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