Winter Storm arrives Monday evening

Seattle almost reached its yearly amount of snowfall in 1 day	 	 	 			Seattle got almost the same amount of snow it gets in a year in one day

The snow is expected to end by Tuesday morning, but the wind will pick up, so blowing snow may be an issue. It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington, early Sunday. A broad area of cloudiness and light freezing rain or drizzle should develop over our area out ahead of the approaching weather system from south to north and east, with the greatest threat of a prolonged period of frozen precipitation and wet snow north of Interstate-80 Monday night into Tuesday.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding. The transition from snow to icy mix to rain will finally happen between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

But it wasn't all fun and games for the people scheduled on the hundreds of flights that were canceled in Seattle and Portland over the weekend. The most snow will likely fall towards the Iowa border in cities like Maryville and Rock Port.

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

The next system will arrive around midday Monday, dumping a quick 1-4 inches around Seattle and the South Sound before likely changing to rain. Even though we won't be down to freezing in DC, a little sleet on the roads could still cause some slippery spots overnight and early Monday morning.

More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded by Saturday morning on the Olympic Peninsula.

Recent cold weather and snow has been affecting other states too.

About 200 flights were cancelled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland global airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations.

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