Another round of winter weather headed to Iowa

Blanche Robertson
February 11, 2019

A large storm will threaten to disrupt travel and daily routines as it unleashes heavy snow and gusty winds across the midwestern United States Monday through Tuesday. Heavy snow did do some damage in Yosemite National Park, where they got up to two feet in some areas. The snow may then change to ice pellets and freezing rain for a few hours Tuesday before changing back to snow by Tuesday night as colder air arrives in the wake of the low pressure system.

Several rounds of snow will blanket south central Wisconsin through this week. Other area schools will also be closed.

It was 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Arlington, Washington early on Sunday.

A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.

"Monday morning will be quite in advance of the storm with the first flakes starting to fall during the early afternoon", said First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Joe Winters.

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A worker walks across a snow-covered parking lot, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.

The Pacific Northwest snowstorm also left almost 50,000 people in eastern Washington without electricity. Up to an inch of accumulation. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station.

Residents in Portland and Seattle who are more accustomed to rain than snow waited in long lines to buy shovels and de-icer.

Not only will we deal with this uncertainty in precipitation type, but there will also be areas of stronger lift that will cause isolated higher amounts of snowfall in the areas that see mainly snow.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. It's like, 'Use your brain!

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