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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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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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NEW Snowstorm to Hit Upper Midwest

Posted by feww on December 15, 2010

… as  Drought Persists in the South, Southeast

By this time next year, extreme climate could devastate parts of the U-S, leading to famines, epidemics and civil strife

USDA declares parts of 16 states as natural disaster areas due to drought

Drought continues to increase in intensity and coverage across the southern and central Plains,and parts of the southeast,  NWS/CPC forecast.

Drought will persist and expand from central and southern Texas eastward along and near the Gulf Coast through the southern Atlantic Seaboard.

Drought is forecast to also persist in the central and southern Plains, and expand into south-central Nebraska and northwestern Kansas, and from the southern Rockies, central Great Basin into central Nevada… Read full forecast here.

Meanwhile…

NEW Snowstorm pushes  more snow toward the upper Midwest

“Snow will develop today ahead of a storm system dropping down into the Plains. The heaviest snow is expected to fall from central Minnesota down through northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois. 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall over this area by Thursday morning with lesser amounts to the northeast across western Wisconsin.” NWS – Weather Forecast Office.

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