Major Winter Storm Hits U.S. Midwest, Targeting New England
Posted by feww on February 22, 2013
Weather Hazards forecast for Friday across the U.S.
‘Snow, heavy at times, will impact the Upper Great Lakes, Washington and Oregon Cascades, and northern Rockies on Friday. Meanwhile, significant ice accumulations are possible for the central Appalachians. Further south, severe thunderstorms may develop along the central Gulf Coast, with heavy rainfall capable of river and/or flash flooding from southern Mississippi to the eastern Carolinas.’ NOAA forecasters reported.
The storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the U.S. Midwest on Thursday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations.
- The system is forecast to hit the East Coast, dumping heavy snow on parts of New England for a third consecutive weekend.
- Earlier, NWS issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Kansas, nearly all of Missouri, as well as most of Nebraska and Iowa. Advisories were also issued for parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, northern Texas and Arkansas.
- Kansas Governor has already signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties yesterday, shutting down all state offices in the Executive Branch.
US weather hazards Map, Feb 22, 2013 . Source: NWS
State of Emergency Declared in Missouri
A state of emergency has been declared in Missouri in response to the severe winter storm.
- “A severe winter storm continues to bear down on communities across the state,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “Missouri stands ready to help communities in need and to deploy the resources to keep folks safe. I urge all Missourians to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid unnecessary travel.”
Tornadoes Strike MS and LA
SPC received 18 storm reports including 3 tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana on Thursday.
- Moderate to heavy damage reported in counties Jefferson Davis (MS), as well as Concordia and Vernon (LA).
US Drought Monitor
As of February 19, 2013 more than two-thirds of Continental U.S. was experiencing drought or was abnormally dry. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported. The report was prepared before the current winter storm, which may have alleviated the drought conditions in parts of the High Plains.
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