People across Western Washington woke up to a fresh layer of snow Saturday, with between 6 and 8 inches in Seattle, and over 20 inches in Port Angeles.
In Yosemite National Park, as many as 50 housing structures near Half Dome Village were damaged by trees toppled during a snowstorm earlier this week, displacing more than 160 employees who provide food, lodging and other services for visitors.
The system will move in and out quickly, and it's followed by a much stronger system that will likely bring even more snow Monday night into Tuesday, forecasters say. "This is a ideal morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.
Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers were without electricity in MI following days of freezing rain.
In all of the areas where there was a watch in place, the NWS warned that travel could become almost impossible with the snow and possibly strong winds. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.
So it snowed in Seattle.
Forecasters say Boise will get 1 to 3 inches of snow during the three-day storm, while the Foothills are expected to get 4 to 5 inches. In the central part of the state, snow drifts blocked roads and forced the closure of US 2 and Interstate 90, in addition to causing multiple vehicle crashes.
At Sea-Tac, 223 outgoing and incoming flights were canceled and 298 were delayed Saturday, according to Flight Aware through 3 p.m.
Seattle police tweeted that additional resources have been dedicated to getting the homeless community into warm shelters.
Temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 30s to low 40s but winter precipitation arrives late Sunday evening into the overnight. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station.
Snowfall from Sunday and Monday lingered into the week as below-freezing temperatures gripped the area.
In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. She wasn't fazed by the forecast of more snow on its way.