The forecast as of Saturday morning didn't rise to the level of an advisory being issued for Lehigh, Northampton or Warren counties, but winter weather advisories are in effect as far north as Upper Bucks and Hunterdon counties from 1 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Portland and Seattle could see more than a year's worth of snow before Valentine's Day. The Thursday and Friday storms could have similar effects, Martin said.
It doesn't appear the snowy weather will be letting up any time soon.
A year of snow in a single day for Seattle?The weather service says up 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow are possible in the White Mountains.
As the storm moves into New Mexico it will be greeted with much colder arctic air sliding west and south into the Lone Star state. New accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible.
The storm is forecast to produce snow in earnest around the time of the evening commute in Seattle.
Maps of predicted areas for snow, ice through Saturday. An ice storm warning is in effect for portions of western OR, making travel almost impossible.
However, there's a chance for more winter mischief on Wednesday, according to forecasters, but it's too early to say if freezing rain or snow will be an issue. Additional ice accumulations of one quarter to three quarters of an inch are likely. With the wet snow already on trees, the ice forming may cause some branches or trees to fall, and widespread power outages are possible.
These totals are dwarfed by the forecast totals across the higher elevations of the Cascades in Washington and northern Oregon. Forecasters aren't expecting much more than an inch or 2 across interior MA, with mainly an inch or less predicted elsewhere.
Areas near the Columbia River Gorge will see east winds gust as high as 30 miles per hour.