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Winter storm warning issued for western Washington

Winter storm warning issued for western Washington

And wouldn't you know it, the city's canine residents can't get enough.

Schools and colleges had canceled classes ahead of the storm expected to bring 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) of snow.

If you enjoyed the snow day earlier in the week, you're in luck: more of the white stuff is coming.

Now all they need is some warm doggy treats, and these pups will feel right at home in their newly minted winter wonderland.

Snow started to taper off Saturday morning but more snow is on the way through Sunday and another storm is possible next week, according to NWS meteorologists. "It will continue to be colder than average and there are chances for additional snow".

Another winter storm was on the way to the region.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, saying everyone in the state should focus on staying safe.

"This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", Gov. Jay Inslee wrote on Twitter.

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In Seattle, the city was using 34 vehicles to plows, salt and de-icing roads with 14 hand crews shuvoeling sidewalks in the center city, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan's office.

Starting Saturday, snow is expected to fall in Portland - and it might keep falling, off and on, for a week.

A Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 2500' will go into effect 4 p.m. Friday.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing until Monday afternoon, Brink said, with the forecast high expected to hit 35 degrees.

The weather is creating treacherous road conditions as local law enforcement urged people to stay off the roads.

A warning to travelers in Owyhee County and southern Twin Falls County: On Saturday night and Sunday morning, wind gusts of 20 to 35 miles per hour could cause blowing snow and affect visibility, forecasters say.

The storm also is affecting flights. Fewer flights also were disrupted at Portland International. Around 50,000 people lost power.

Marquise Lyons, left, and stepfather Curtis Black make their way down a closed snow-covered residential street January 18, 2012, in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.


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