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USSkis, sleds, laundry baskets ... kayaks? Seattle residents take advantage of record snow

16:35  11 february  2019
16:35  11 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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SEATTLE — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow

SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow

Forget rain, Seattle this month is among the nation's snowiest cities: More snow has fallen there than in Buffalo, Cleveland and Boston combined.

As of Monday morning, 14.1 inches of snow have fallen in Seattle this month, making it the city's snowiest February on record.

And more snow is on the way, as a winter storm watch was in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Some 3-6 inches is forecast in the city, before a possible changeover to a cold rain on Tuesday.

It just snowed in Vegas and likely will again this week. That isn't normal

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Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry SEATTLE (AP) — Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow were Low temperature records could fall Sunday, meteorologists said. It was 9 degrees in Arlington

Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry SEATTLE (AP) — Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow were Low temperature records could fall Sunday, meteorologists said. It was 9 degrees in Arlington

"What a mess," said meteorologist Cliff Mass of the University of Washington.

It's not only Seattle, as the entire Pacific Northwest is expecting ongoing bouts of snow and cold this week. In the Cascades, snow will be measured in feet, not inches.

Skis, sleds, laundry baskets ... kayaks? Seattle residents take advantage of record snow© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. With Seattle's famed Space Needle in the background, people sled at Gas Works Park after a large storm blanketed the city with snow on February 9, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

In the Seattle metro area, the additional snow will cause major disruptions to travel and daily routines, including an extended stretch of school closures, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski. Hundreds of flights were cancelled Sunday, and more are on tap for Monday.

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Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry SEATTLE (AP) — Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow were Low temperature records could fall Sunday, meteorologists said. It was 9 degrees in Arlington

The snow will ride a wave of record cold: High temperatures were expected in the upper 20s to low Seattle normally averages only 0.7 inches of snow each February. During a break between storms, some Seattle residents flocked to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds , laundry baskets – and even

Temperatures have also reached record lows, falling into the teens or single digits in many areas. It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington, early Sunday. The weather service said that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska.

The wintry weather has fallen on a city much more accustomed to rain than snow. Seattle normally averages only 0.7 inch of snow each February.

"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 last week.

However, the unusual weather was not all doom and gloom for some in the Pacific Northwest. During a break between storms, some Seattle residents flocked to neighborhood hills over the weekend with skis, sleds, laundry baskets – and even a kayak.

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take to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry baskets to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more I'm from Denver, living in Seattle . The panic over 4 inches of snow is hilarious. My friend in the Tri-Cities, the desert side of Washington has never seen this much snow .

Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis , sleds or even just laundry SEATTLE (AP) — Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are Temperatures are in the teens or single digits. Meteorologists say low temperature records could fall

Skis, sleds, laundry baskets, kayaks: Seattle residents take advantage of record snow

“It’s just a wonderful community getting out here together in the snow. Great that we live by the school here with the hill,” Tony Muhlenkamp told KOMO-TV on Saturday.

While 14.1 inches of snow is certainly a lot for Seattle, it's still only the 8th-snowiest month on record, the weather service said. And It's a long way from the city's all-time snowiest month of 57.2 inches in January of 1950.

Contributing: Susan Miller, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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