(SEATTLE) — On average, Seattle sees about 5.9 inches of snow in a year, but over the next 24 hours the Emerald City, nicknamed for its lush green landscapes, will be stuck in a snow globe, with parts of the city expected to receive eight to 12 inches of snow.
It could be the worst snowstorm the city has seen since 9.8 inches fell in 1974, and there is widespread concern that the accumulation might topple trees and power lines, shutting down the city entirely.
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