The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter weather advisories in the Pacific Northwest region, including parts of Washington, Oregon, and California states on Friday, February 8. A winter storm warning is in effect in the Puget Sound area - encompassing the cities of Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma (Washington) - where snowfall of 10-15 cm (4-6 in) and gusts of up to 72 km/h (45 mph) are forecast through Saturday, February 9. The NWS has also issued a winter storm warning in the Willamette Valley (Oregon), which includes the cities of Portland, Salem, and Eugene, as well as in The Dalles metropolitan area where snow totals of up to 10 cm (4 in) are forecast. Parts of southern Oregon and northern California are also forecast to receive between 30-60 cm (12-24 in) of snow through Saturday evening (local time).
Transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are possible, particularly at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Portland International Airport (PDX), and Medford Rogue Valley International Airport (MFR). Adverse driving conditions, including slick roads and limited visibility, are also possible. Power and telecommunications disruptions cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in the affected regions are advised to monitor local weather reports and anticipate adverse driving conditions and power, telecommunications, and transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations.