When all is said and done, parts of the area will be shoveling a good amount of snow, especially north of the Quad Cities where as much as 6 inches is possible near Galena and Monticello.
After a break in the precipitation Sunday afternoon, the NWS predicts a second round of wintry weather will affect the region Sunday night into Monday with freezing rain, sleet and snow.
Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm.
The Pacific Northwest snowstorm also left almost 50,000 people in eastern Washington without electricity. The snow may then change to ice pellets and freezing rain for a few hours Tuesday before changing back to snow by Tuesday night as colder air arrives in the wake of the low pressure system.
The large group of people participated in a public snowball fight on Saturday at Wright Park in Tacoma, Washington.
Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday
No concerns through the day today as the storm will be still organizing in the Southern Plains, but the leading edge of snow is forecast to track north and into the area between 9 PM and midnight tonight. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.
Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on February 8 stocking up for the coming storm for herself and her neighbor, who is disabled and doesn't have a vehicle.
Parts of the US Pacific Northwest are being inundated with unusually high levels of snow.
Sang said she had never seen the store so crowded. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".
- Light snowfall that began peppering the Chicago area Sunday afternoon is expected to transition into freezing rain by the evening hours, forecasters said.
Additional shelter space opened by city and county officials was filling up.
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