After a weekend snowstorm pummelled the usually mild Northwestern city, another one-two punch is expected this week.
According to an NWS Seattle tweet, this month is already Seattle’s snowiest February since 1949. And, at -8.9C (16F), the city witnessed its lowest February temp since 1989 when -10C (14F) was recorded.
The next snowstorm is forecast to hit Sunday night, bringing 1-2 inches of snow, AccuWeather said, and another would pile on 3-6 inches Monday afternoon into Tuesday.
The snow will ride a wave of record cold.
“This February in Seattle is going to be remembered for brutal winter weather for many folks not used to it,” Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue said.
The first weekend storm, which brought 6-10 inches of snow to the area, emptied grocery store shelves, shut schools and made travel treacherous.
The coming storms would not just be limited to Seattle either, but would also target Portland, Bend and Pendleton, Oregon; and Yakima and Spokane, Washington.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in advance of the fierce weather on Friday. He joined local officials encouraging people to stay off the roads and to check on the elderly and vulnerable.
GFS Total Snowfall (inches) — Feb 11 thru Feb 20:
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