Winter weather forecasted to strike again Tuesday

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

The agency has issued a special weather statement as a result of a possible winter storm arriving Tuesday. Snow and ice pellets are expected to arrive after midnight Monday, and will probably change into freezing rain Tuesday as milder air pays a brief visit.

That snow may not last Wednesday, however - in a map produced Monday, the weather service predicted that the precipitation in the region by 1 a.m. Wednesday should be mostly rain and ice. As it now looks, the heaviest snow may actually occur overnight and into early Tuesday morning.

Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week. "Tuesday PM commute could be impacted [with] slick roads, hazardous travel, and low visibility".

While exactly how much precipitation the area will receive is unclear officials said total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 5 to 15 cm are possible, along with ice buildup from freezing rain.

The National Weather Service says parts of Seattle have received more than 10.6in (27cm) of snow so far this February - the highest amount in 70 years.

8 p.m. Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighbourhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

And what if this storm's a dud?

This snow will start off light to moderate for the first couple of hours, and then turn heavy at times as we head into the late afternoon and evening.

- Another round of snow, sleet and freezing rain is on the way.

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