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Weekend Snow to Blanket Northwest

More wintry weather in store for region
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

This file photo shows a snowy Casper, Wyoming, field. The state is among those being hit by wintry storms this weekend. (Wyoming_Jackrabbit/Flickr)

It's shaping up to be a snowy weekend for parts of the Northwest and northern Rockies as waves of snow and cold air move through the region.

Although the highest accumulations will be found in the mountains, snow in the lower elevations can still accumulate enough to cause travel delays in cities such as Spokane, Wash., Billings, Mont., Casper, Wyo. and Vancouver, British Columbia.

The first wave of snow will move in on Saturday, spreading light snow from Washington through Wyoming. A steadier snow looks to move in with the second wave of snow from Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

Accumulating snowfall will likely stay out of the city of Seattle with much of the precipitation falling as rain. However, some snowflakes may mix in for a time on Saturday night and into early on Sunday morning.

Northwest Interactive Radar
AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center
Weekend Snow for Southwestern BC

Folks traveling on I-5 north of Seattle should use caution as snow may lead to reduced visibilities and slick spots on roadways.

Those heading into the mountains will encounter the heaviest snow from theses waves of precipitation with nearly a foot of snow accumulating in parts of the Cascades and the Rocky Mountains in Idaho.

Most of the snow looks to end for the start of the new week with only a little snow lingering around in the mountains and across southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

Despite the chance of snow ending west of the Cascades, another batch of rain is set to move in for Monday, bringing more rain to Seattle, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Medford, Ore.

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Susan or Gerald

Middle of February and snowstorms in the north west??? I used to live there and it snows from September to June and even one time it snowed during fireworks on the fourth of July. Nothing has changed but the hype. Most of those areas are over 5000 feet in altitude or more,go figure.Yellowstone isn't even opened until mid June because of snow. You liberals need to just stay in your urban apartments and whine about life to someone who cares.

February 23 2014 at 8:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

OMG! Snow in the Nor' West in February!!!!!! OMG!!! We are all doomed!! Doomed I tell you!!! This has never happened before in the history of the Universe!!!! Help us Dear Lord!!!

February 23 2014 at 8:33 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Global Warming is here to stay. More extreme weather is 'part of the problem'. Get used to it ! We DON'T have any regulations about snow tyres in the UK. Neither do we have much snow - just a lot of rain ! Neither do we have armed police ! But the Yanks do seem to need them - I wonder why ?

February 23 2014 at 7:51 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to chrisatupw's comment

Then why do so many of your countrymen come and stay in America?????

February 23 2014 at 8:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan or Gerald

Because we have the right to defend ourselves. Unlike the brits who have given up their rights. They just pummel the hell out of each other at soccer games.

February 23 2014 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My mother would say, as a kid I walked to school uphill both ways backwards, in the snowbelt of upstate NY. Miss you mom!

February 23 2014 at 6:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

typical obama lovers. all you believers of al gore and mike moore, and oprah. all are fat asses who tell us how to live, what to sacrafice, while they tool around the globe in their private jets.

February 23 2014 at 6:21 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to ducklakeman's comment

Yes the father of the internet with his hoax of Global Warming. They are lying and faking all their numbers, and in between they are getting very high salaries. All they want to do is RAISE OUR TAXES, and of course the Manchurian candidate is helping them

February 23 2014 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah that "Global Warming" turned out so well they had to change the name to "Climate Change." That way, their butts are covered no matter WHAT happens with the weather!

February 23 2014 at 5:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

We had one year in decades without snow in the US and now, all of a sudden, they report snow like it never happens in the US, lol

February 23 2014 at 4:44 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The snow storms now are nothing compared to what they was like in the 50's when I was growing up. I can remember drifts up to the top of our porch ,at least 15 feet or more .I can remember walking to school in the winter time., no school bus's then. All the weather reported now is over sensationalized. Yes there are a lot of winter storms ,and yes there are extremes but I don't think there is a lot to worry about right now. Whatever happens be safe everyone.

February 23 2014 at 4:35 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to w.chalupa's comment

So how many people will die because they decided to go out and drive in it? Idiots. You know it's coming. Go get some food/drink/books/movies/salt and just sit tight. As extra bonus buy some snow chains. If you are involved in a accident and YOU DO NOT HAVE APPROVED ALL WEATHER OR SNOW TIRES ON YOUR CAR (or the tread is gone) You should be charged (partially) in the accident if not your fault. Here in Europe they have stops in the winter to check your tires. Great plan. Look around where your at. Somebody your looking at will probably bite it.

February 23 2014 at 2:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Wally's comment

Our cops in the US are too busy beating up and terrorizing the common citizens to worry about snow tires, lol.

February 23 2014 at 4:48 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to blindskeeter's comment

I wonder if in Europe if they have the wrong tires do they drag them out of the cars and beat them up, arrest them and take them to jail to post bail?

February 23 2014 at 5:06 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down

What's their beef anyway? Without lawbreakers, cops would be flipping burgers. They ought to THANK the criminals, buy them lunch.....
"Thank you for jaywalking today sir. Without great punks like you, Andy Griffith would handle all of New York City policing by himself. My pension depends on you and your fellow thugs. Allow me to give you a ride home."

February 23 2014 at 6:12 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down

All those who think that climate change isn't happening- check out the record heat and drought in South America, the record heat in Australia, the abnormally hot Arctic and out-of-whack jet stream..Then go spout your idiocy.

February 23 2014 at 2:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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February 23 2014 at 3:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Walt's comment

Yeah Walt.........and what about the "dust bowl" of the '30s? What caused the Southwest to be so dry for so many years? That too passed.

February 23 2014 at 4:41 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down

California always had problem with water. Why do they waste their tax payers Dollars on rails they don't need and don't want instead of desalinating Ocean waters that is really needed. As far as drought , there is no year without large wild fires in California

February 23 2014 at 8:53 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

Ken that's the point, the climate has always changed throughout the world. They get flooding in England and they make it sound like a river going over it's banks is a brand new phenomenon. The truth is that rivers going over their banks and droughts have wiped out civilizations throughout history. If you want to talk about rising ocean temperatures and the threat that it poses to the human race, I'm all ears, but don't make extreme weather events out to be some new thing. It only hurts your cause.

February 23 2014 at 7:58 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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