City Almost Reached Its Annual Snowfall Amount—in a Day

Seattle was blasted this week by winter storm
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2019 7:30 AM CST
City Almost Reached Its Annual Snowfall Amount—in a Day
A man looks out toward the cityscape lost in a whiteout as he fishes from a pier during a snowstorm on Friday in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

They may be sleepless in Seattle, but they're definitely not snowless. At least not this morning, the day after a big snow dump Friday that knocked out power, snarled traffic, delayed flights, and left 6.4 inches at Sea-Tac Airport—the second largest daily amount in the past two decades, per the National Weather Service. The city usually averages 6.8 inches of snow over the course of a whole year, CNN notes. Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency, and alerts are being blasted out warning of more bad weather Saturday, with biting winds and temps and more precipitation that could leave a few more inches of snow on the ground. A meteorologist tells the Seattle Times that up to three more storms could hit the region this week, though he notes it's still too early to predict where exactly they'll land and how bad they'll be. (More Seattle stories.)

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