Western Washington wakes up to more snow Saturday

Western Washington wakes up to more snow Saturday

Western Washington wakes up to more snow Saturday

In Seattle, snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area. Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Seattle and Portland, and heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington.

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

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 auto.

As a snowstorm paralyzes much of the Pacific Northwest, officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state. The weather service said that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska.

A 66-year-old California man died after getting stuck in rough ocean conditions in Napili Bay, off northwest Maui, on Friday.


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

About 200 flights were cancelled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland global airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations. 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 vehicle crashes.

In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued February 7 after being trapped by up to 7 feet of snow in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days.

In Seattle, where such snow is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

At this point, a storm system lifting toward Minnesota from the south is forecast to drop another 2 to 4 inches of snow on southeastern Minnesota on Sunday. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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