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Tue February 28, 2012
Snow forecast for parts of Washington
A winter storm is bringing another shot of snow to parts of Washington.
The National Weather Service says a Pacific frontal system will hit the coast and northwest interior Tuesday with gusty winds and rain in most of Western Washington.
Forecasters expect 6 to 9 inches snow in the Cascades Tuesday night. Traces of snow are possible in parts of Western Washington with 2 inches or more snow possible in the Hood Canal area.
KPLU Weather expert Cliff Mass reports for today and Wednesday: "LOTS of snow over the Olympics and its SE side, particularly the second day. Big snow dumps over the Cascades. Even the lowlands could see a few snow bursts during heavier precipitation bands....but it probably won't be much.
Forecasters also expect 1 to 4 inches of snow in much of Eastern Washington through early Wednesday from the east slopes of the Cascades through valleys, as moist air collides with entrenched cold air.