Some neighborhoods received about half a foot of snow in a city that averages only 6.8 inches in a year.
The National Weather Service said a storm warning remained in effect, with an additional 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) possible on Saturday and another storm in the forecast early next week. It's also the fourth time the region has had 6 inches of snow in one day since 1991.
A weather system, similar to the one that dumped snow on the region earlier this week, is expected to hit on Friday, potentially bringing more days of canceled classes, snow on the ground and road issues next week. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast.
The snowstorm that blew into the Puget Sound Friday forced the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials throughout the region worked to get people off the streets and into shelters. The state transportation department said crews had to clear several trees that had fallen across roads in the Tacoma area.
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Seattle Weather Blog reports that Seattle woke up Saturday to its biggest February storm since 1962. Seattle nearly reached its yearly amount of snowfall in a day.
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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. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.
In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow.
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.
Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on Friday stocking up for the coming storm for herself and her neighbor, who is disabled and doesn't have a vehicle. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast. It's like, 'Use your brain!