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Massive Midwest Blizzard Batters a 2,100-mile Stretch

Posted by feww on February 1, 2011

Biggest Winter Storm of the Season

Worst Snowstorm in 40 years to dump up to 19 ins of snow from New Mexico to Maine

  • Blizzard Warnings are in effect for at least 9 states with a state of emergency declared in Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
  • Major parts of the country are affected by the snowstorm
  • Parts of New England will receive their 9th snowstorm for the season.

The blizzard is forecast  to severely affect Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St Louis, Detroit, Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, report say.

Power outages in at least 20 states had been reported, as the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings, watches or advisories in 30 states covering a 2,100-mile stretch from the Southwest to the Northeast.

The wind-chill is forecast to dip to as low as minus 40 degrees in the Great Plains.


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Northwest Northern Rockies Intermountains Great Basin Sierra Nevada Western Coastal Southwest Central Rockies Western Plains Upper Midwest Midwest Northern Great Lakes South Southern Appalachia Southern Great Lakes Allegheny Front Eastern Coastal Northeast National

Snow Details
February 1, 2011

Area Covered By Snow: 52.2%
Area Covered Last Month: 50.3%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.7 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 924.2 in
Std. Dev.: 12.6 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.5 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 449.6 in
Std. Dev.: 3.6 in

Source: NOAA/NOHRSC


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