Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday

  • Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday

Rochester Area Could See Three Rounds of Snow Starting Sunday

McHenry County will be under a winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m. Monday and lasting until 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall amounts will range from an inch to 3 inches (2.5 centimeters to 7.6 centimeters) through Sunday night.

The last time Humboldt County beaches saw snow was during the winter of 2002-03, forecasters said. Heavy equipment and crews then cleared more than 20 fallen trees and 8 miles (13 kilometers) of deep snow on the road leading to the lodge to allow guests and staff to leave the property Thursday night.

With temperatures already in the teens or single digits, meteorologists predict low temperature records could be broken on Sunday.

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.

Several hundred people took advantage of the unusual weather and got outside to have a little fun with it.

In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.

The region, more used to rain than extreme wintry conditions, has been hit by a series of wintry storm systems.

Parts of Seattle were in a complete whiteout on Friday, with one resident captured on camera taking his own selfie against the solid wall of white.

Many businesses closed early so workers could get home.

Kansas Citians are in for another round of snow and freezing drizzle this weekend. This view looks south from Northeast 160th Street.

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.

Recent cold weather and snow has been affecting other states too.

About 200 flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland worldwide airports on Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations. In the central part of the state, snow drifts blocked roads and forced the closure of US 2 and Interstate 90, in addition to causing multiple vehicle crashes.