A foot of snow in 24 hours in Whatcom County

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 5:59 AM

A foot of snow fell in some areas of Whatcom County in a 24-hour period over the weekend.

On the streets of Bellingham, plows tried to keep up with the non-stop snow. Crews focused on the busiest roadways and intersections.

A Bellingham man died when his own car rolled over him after he got stuck on a hill south of the city.

Some snow totals:

Maple Falls: 16 inches
Custer: 10 inches
Sumas: 13 inches
Ferndale: 11 inches

The Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Meridian, and Mount Baker districts announced that they will be closed Monday.

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An additional 2 to 5 inches of accumulation were expected in western Whatcom County through Sunday night, in addition to the heavy snow that accumulated overnight Saturday night.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will occur through Sunday evening. This may cause some blowing and drifting of the snow.

Cold air coming down from the Fraser River Valley into Whatcom County remained through Sunday, bringing more snowfall in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for San Juan County, western Skagit County and through the Strait through 4 a.m. Monday.

A warm-up is expected on Monday, with temperatures near 40 in Whatcom County and upper 40s in the Puget Sound area.

Expect winter driving in the mountain passes.  The Cascades will pick up another foot of snow by Monday. The snow level will be below 1,000 feet

Track the forecast here and download our free WeatherCaster app for updates on the go.

Share your snow photos right on our website or email them to shareit@king5.com.


 

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