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SEATTLE (Reuters) - With snowpacks at a quarter of normal levels and sunny, warm days well ahead of the summer months, the home state of the "rainy city" of Seattle declared a drought emergency on Thursday.
Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire authorized the statewide drought emergency, the first since 2001, after unusually low winter snowfalls in the Cascades left rivers on both sides of the mountain range flowing at record-low levels.
A late-winter storm dropped up to 16 inches of snow across portions of Minnesota on Friday, forcing dozens of schools to close and canceling more than 200 flights out of the Twin Cities.
Jim Kline of the National Weather Service said the heaviest snowfall was in the state's southern counties, which could receive more snow throughout the night.
"This storm system is really stuck," he said. "They are going to continue to get dumped on."
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
They get a different meteorologist every day for the weather channel, so who knows if they just show them the door the minute they start asking questions
Originally posted by cybertroy
Anyone yet to have winter weather in the summer? Now that would be pretty messed up.