SEATTLE (AP) - Northwest Washington awoke to a blanket of snow that ranged from a dusting in Seattle to 1 to 3 inches farther north. Morning winds knocked down trees causing power outages.
The National Weather Service says the snow started falling early Saturday and began to taper off as a cold front moved in from the north.
Meteorologist Johnny Burge says the region could see a high on Saturday of 33 degrees before it drops to 24 later in the evening. As that cold air moves in, things will dry out and the snow will go away. The evening should be mostly clear.
Burge says flood warnings continue for six Western Washington rivers but those warnings will likely be lifted as the temperatures drop.
Teri-Ann Bentacourt, a spokeswoman with Puget Sound Energy, says when the winds started to pick up around 9 a.m., it caused trees and branches to take out some power lines. She says they have scattered power outages across the region but Skagit County is being hit the hardest.
Power outages also caused problems for the Washington State Ferry system. They reported at 3:22 Saturday that the Edmond terminal was without power so the Edmonds/Kingston route was out of service. They were considering alternate routes.
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