January 26, 2012 · 0 Comments
Seattle, WA, United States (AHN) – Blame it on La Nina.
A monster Pacific Northwest storm blanketed the Seattle area Thursday with a thick layer of ice and rendered much of the state a mess.
Hundreds of cars spun out of control; the airport was shutdown and dozens of trees were knocked down. One person was killed by a falling tree in a location east of Seattle.
Oregon was drenched with torrential rains that swept away a car from a grocery store parking lot, killing a one-year-old boy and his 18-year-old mother.
On Wednesday the storm dumped huge amounts of snow on parts of weather.info/home/index.cfm?city=Washington,%20DC,%20United%20States&latlon=38.89511,-77.03637&u=c”>Washington state.
Worries are mounting that flooding could become a broader concern for days to come. The weather was expected to abate some on Friday, but a rainy weekend is forecast for the region.
By Emma Brown