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Snow emergencies declared, more snow on the way

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"With the timing of the storm system, travel and schools could be impacted by this storm on Tuesday", Winters added.

In California, more than 120 visitors and staff members were rescued February 7 after being trapped by up to 7 feet of snow in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days.

The District may get a little trace amount of snow accumulating but it'll all get washed away as we switch over to rain Monday morning.

Snow is expected to fall and create slippery conditions from Bismarck, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Minneapolis; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Traverse City and Marquette, Michigan.

A mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will overspread the area by the middle of the afternoon Monday (around 3pm). Expect blowing snow and possibly some drifting, while visibility will be reduced as well, down near a quarter of a mile in any heavier bands that develop.

The region, more used to rain than extreme wintry conditions, has been hit by a series of wintry storm systems. As many as 50 housing structures were damaged near Yosemite National Park by toppled trees during a snowstorm.

About 200 flights were cancelled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland global airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations.

Additional shelter space opened by city and county officials was filling up.

8 p.m. Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighbourhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies.

Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday.

Recent cold weather and snow has been affecting other states too. It's like, 'Use your brain!