Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptions
By Ashley Williams, AccuWeather staff writer
February 11, 2019, 1:34:18 AM EST
The biggest snowstorm since February 2017 slammed Seattle at the start of this past weekend.
Snow totals ranged from 6-10 inches in the area, including 7.9 inches of snowfall recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as the storm dumped heavy snow along the coast of Washington and Oregon.
Around 4 inches covered Portland, Oregon.
The last snowstorm of this magnitude slammed Seattle early in February two years prior, when the airport recorded 7.1 inches.
More than 60,000 people lost power during the storm, which triggered major travel disruptions including hundreds of canceled flights and the closure of a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in central Washington due to spin-outs and poor visibility.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of the snowstorm.
Sea-Tac airport Feb. snow total 14.1", a new monthly February record. Old record 13.1" in 1949. Top 8 snow months at Sea-Tac.— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 11, 2019
1. 57.2" Jan 1950
2. 45.4" Jan 1969
3. 22.1" Dec 1968
4. 20.0" Jan 1954
5. 18.2" Mar 1951
6. 17.5" Nov 1985
7. 15.3" Dec 1965
8. 14.1" Feb 2019. #wawx
Additional snowfall has fallen since the Saturday storm, with the February snowfall total at the airport now at 14.1 inches. This makes this February Seattle's snowiest in recorded history, beating out the 13.1 inches that fell during February 1949.
The Seattle area faces another one-two punch of snowstorms into Tuesday.
Unusual train of winter storms to keep targeting Seattle this week
Live updates: Blizzard conditions shut down 20-mile stretch of I-90 in central Washington
Cold, blustery weather to spread over northeastern US through Saturday
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