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More snow likely for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

More snow likely for storm-buried Pacific Northwest

8 p.m. Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighbourhood 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. A little glaze of ice is possible by late Monday afternoon into the evening north of DC Metro.

Forecasters said Portland, Oregon, could get up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow later in the day, with two more snowstorms expected to hit the city next week.

Temperatures were in the teens or single digits.

There can be a rapid freeze-up in the lower Ohio Valley later Tuesday as temperatures plunge behind the rain, causing any lingering wet areas to turn to ice.

It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday. The National Weather Service said the first storm system is expected to arrive in the area Sunday night with light accumulation, and the second system will push through Monday and continue into Tuesday.

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More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded by Saturday morning on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather.

Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday. A California man died in rough waters off of Maui on Friday, Hawaii News Now reported.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers lost power in MI following days of freezing rain. Around 50,000 people lost power. She wasn't fazed by the forecast of more snow on its way. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies.

"There may be several hours of wintry precipitation and wintry travel conditions from I-80 to Chicago and Detroit", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".