The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter storm watch in the Pacific Northwest region, including in Washington and parts of Oregon states on Monday, February 11. The cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia in Washington state, as well as Portland in Oregon state are likely to be particularly affected. A total snow accumulations of 20-30 cm (8-12 in), along with strong winds are expected through Monday. The Washington State Department has reportedly closed major roads overnight February 10-11. Many schools in the state of Washington have also been ordered to be closed on Monday.
Transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are possible, particularly at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Portland International Airport (PDX). More than 200 flights into or out of SEA have been canceled on Monday. Adverse driving conditions, including slick roads and limited visibility, are also possible. Power and telecommunications disruptions cannot be ruled out.
Winter weather conditions and related lingering disruptions are likely to persist through Tuesday, February 12.
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.
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