The Northwest will endure howling winds, rain and snow from a powerful Pacific storm through Monday, but the snow will not just be confined to the mountains.
While only rain will wet Seattle, Portland and the entire Interstate 5 corridor into Monday, enough cold is in place for substantial snow to bury the lower elevations east of the Washington Cascades.
Up to a half of a foot of snow will turn Wenatchee, Wash., into a winter wonderland tonight with 2-4 inches whitening Spokane, Wash.
The air is too warm farther to the south for anything but rain in Pendleton, Ore.
As one can expect, the Cascades will bear the brunt of the snowstorm with amounts approaching, and in some cases exceeding, a foot. Snow levels will be below the mountain passes.
Making travel even more hazardous and nearly impossible in some areas, strong winds will significantly blow and drift the snow around.
Since Tuesday night, NESDIS, NOAA’s satellite and information service, has been experiencing network issues, and has not received a full feed of satellite data for input, a critical component for the numerical models used to forecast the weather.
Gonzalo's fury was felt all the way from Bermuda through eastern Newfoundland and into Europe causing widespread power outages and damaged buildings and killing at least one person.
Frigid conditions and heavy snow led to widespread and extensive school cancellations and delays last year. How will this winter shape up?
A nor'easter will strengthen while moving up the Atlantic coast into Friday with the heaviest rain, strongest winds and biggest waves taking aim on New England and part of Canada.
Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
After more than a decade, the National Weather Service has officially adopted an experimental short-range weather model capable of providing more precise predictions under rapidly changing storm conditions.
Early season snowstorm brings 7-14 inches to many locations. (13 inches at West Yellowstone).
Oceanside, CA (1999)
A 50' boat missed the harbor due to a wall of dense fog.
New England (1761)
Southeast New England Hurricane -- "most violent in 30 years"-- thousands of trees uprooted in MA and RI blocking roads.