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Morning snow makes this February the second snowiest on record in Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

The National Weather Service forecast call for a potential of one more inch of snow on Feb. 28, 2019 after a few inches fell overnight. (National Weather Service)
The National Weather Service forecast call for a potential of one more inch of snow on Feb. 28, 2019 after a few inches fell overnight. (National Weather Service)
From staff reports

Overnight snow covered roadways in Eastern Washington and some school districts have delayed classes.

In Spokane County, the Cheney, Great Northern, Medical Lake and Reardan-Edwall school districts announced two-hour delays.

Several other school districts outside Spokane County, including Kettle Falls and Pullman, also have announced two-hour delays. Moses Lake School District cancelled school. A full listing of delays and closures is available here.

“If you are driving the speed limit this morning on ANY road…..including the Interstate. You are going too fast!” Trooper Jeff Sevigney said in a tweet Thursday morning.

Spokane International Airport measured 1.6 inches of snow on Wednesday, which put the February snow total in Spokane at 28.5 inches, tying for second most snow in Februrary. But about 1.5 inches fell after midnight, said Rocco Pelatti, National Weather Service meteorologist.

While residential roads were covered in snow, hills, arterials and downtown streets were mostly bare and wet by commute time. By 8 a.m., Interstate 90 appeared mostly bare and wet, with snow and slush in spots.

At about 6:30 a.m. the City of Spokane tweeted that a full-city plow would commence at 7 a.m. It will take about three days to finish. Vehicle should be parked on the odd side of the street.

Although Spokane could get another inch of snow on the last day in February, it has no chance of breaking the February record, which is 39.6 inches in February 1893.

After today, no snow is in the forecast through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing at least until Tuesday or Wednesday.

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