Seattle receives the most snow in 70 years, bitter cold temperatures expected

Minnie Murray
February 11, 2019

Starting Monday afternoon through Tuesday mid/late afternoon, the region will be underneath not only breezy conditions but also snowy conditions as well with the heaviest snow expected to fall Monday night through Tuesday morning.

In these areas, there can be 6-12 inches of snow with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 18 inches.

Several rounds of snow will blanket south central Wisconsin through this week.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather.

The southern tier of Iowa counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9 AM Monday until Noon Tuesday; this is the area that will see a chance for not only snow, but also freezing drizzle/sleet.

This is the latest information we have on this next winter storm and we will continue to provide updates right here on weau.com and of course on all of our WEAU 13 News segments through the day.

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


In Nevada, residents in the Reno-Tahoe area were expecting strong winds Saturday evening but less snow than had been predicted earlier. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.

The Pacific Northwest snowstorm also left almost 50,000 people in eastern Washington without electricity.

Tuesday has the potential for 5 to 10 more inches of snowfall in the Twin Cities. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.

Residents in Portland and Seattle who are more accustomed to rain than snow waited in long lines to buy shovels and de-icer. "This will be a heavier snow than we've seen with recent systems".

Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. It's like, 'Use your brain!

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