Record snowfall whitens Seattle
Record snowfall whitens Seattle

Record snowfall whitens Seattle : Report

The Portland International Airport measured 3.8 inches of snow on the ground from Thursday’s storm, which was the most for any February since nearly 7 inches fell over the entire month back in 1993.
In fact, Thursday’s snowfall becomes the first time February has picked up any measurable snowfall since 1995.
If Portland’s snow depth reaches more than 8.3 inches this weekend, this month would become the snowiest February since 1949 when 13 inches fell. Portland’s all-time record for February snowfall is 20 inches back in 1893.

The snow was also enough to cause problems for motorists. KIRO-TV crews witnessed several cars spinning or stalling on hills around the Seattle area.

Saturday evening’s event was not the first snow of this winter. A total of 1.1 inches fell on Dec. 20, 2013, before a snow-free and warmer-than-normal January followed.

While there will be a little non-accumulating wet snow on Sunday, warmer systems will target Seattle the rest of this week and produce more typical bouts of rain instead of snow.


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