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Blizzard Predicted in Northwest

Anthony Bolante / Reuters-Landov

Snow accumulates on the branches of trees below the Space Needle in Seattle, after heavy snowfall in the Puget Sound Region January 15, 2012.

A blizzard in the Northwest? Forecasters are predicting that a winter storm will hit the Northwest Tuesday, dumping up to 12 inches of snow on Seattle—which normally gets only 5.9 inches a year. Portland, which gets an average of 2.4 inches of snow a year, is expected to get up to 10 inches. Weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce said that this could be the worst storm to hit the area since 1985.