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Two more ‘significant’ winter storms headed for western Washington

Cars trucks and a lone cyclist make their way in the snow on Capitol Way in Olympia Friday Cars trucks and a lone cyclist make their way in the snow on Capitol Way in Olympia Friday
Deanna Wagner | 11 February, 2019, 02:13

The storm obscured the famous Space Needle and left a blanket of snow over some very iconic locations, like Pike Place Market.

The storm's broad nature will bring snow, ice and slippery travel to much of the Northeast during the same time frame.

In Yosemite National Park, as many as 50 housing structures near Half Dome Village were damaged by trees toppled during a snowstorm earlier this week, displacing more than 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services for visitors.

An expected 2 feet to 4 feet (0.6 meter to 1.21 meters) from Sunday through Wednesday in the Cascades could be welcome to skiers and snowboarders, Will Ahue, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, told The Oregonian. Hundreds of people in Tacoma turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone suggested it on Facebook. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.

The Latest on winter weather in parts of the U.S.

An unusually powerful winter storm dropped over six inches on the Pacific Northwest city February 9 - a "new daily record" according to the National Weather Service, which also happens to report that more snow is on the way.

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There can be a rapid freeze-up in the lower Ohio Valley later Tuesday as temperatures plunge behind the rain, causing any lingering wet areas to turn to ice.

In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.

Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station.

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

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said.

"Snow" could be the buzzword this week, as Mid-Michigan could receive more than a foot of the white stuff this week. The advisory also includes most of the Twin Cities metro.