In the Pacific Northwest, an unusual snow dump forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights in Seattle and Portland but also had residents celebrating with skis and sleds after more than a foot of snow fell in some areas in a region more accustomed to rain.
Nuisance snow will precede this storm from the northern Plains through the Great Lakes and to the interior Northeast into Sunday night.
Storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year, the Seattle Times reported.
Temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 30s to low 40s but winter precipitation arrives late Sunday evening into the overnight.
According to the forecast for Kansas City, there is a 100 percent chance of snow after 3 a.m. Sunday with temperatures in the mid 20s.
The National Weather Service is predicting southern Minnesota will be visited by another snow storm on Sunday and that could be followed by a major storm early next week.
The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding.
The Latest on winter weather in parts of the U.S.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, saying everyone in the state should focus on staying safe.
In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.
More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded by Saturday morning on the Olympic Peninsula.
The large group of people participated in a public snowball fight on Saturday at Wright Park in Tacoma, Washington.
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.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.