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Another snowstorm heading this way

FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008, 7:47 A.M.

Even before most residents will have a chance to dig out from the record snow fall on Wednesday and Thursday, another system is heading this way that could dump another 4 to 6 inches on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow continued this morning and had dropped 0.7 inches at the Spokane International Airport by 4 a.m., but several areas around Spokane received about 2 inches, meteorologist Greg Koch said.

“We are looking at snow showers throughout the day and could get another inch or 2 of accumulation, but most of that will come this morning,” he said. “Then we are going to be getting cold.”

The low is expected to dip to minus 2 in Spokane and the high on Saturday is only expected to reach 4 in Coeur d’Alene and 5 in Spokane, he said.

“Our next weather system will start affecting the Inland Northwest starting Saturday evening,” Koch said. “By Sunday morning, we’ll have snow starting in Spokane. We have a preliminary forecast for the Spokane area of 4 to 6 inches.”

That extra snow could push several area roofs to the limit of their holding capacity, he said.

“But the snow we have had so far, if you can find anything good about it, it’s very light. It’s not like the snow we had last year that was so heavy,” he said.



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