Midweek winter storm to wreak havoc for 2,000 miles from the Rockies to the Northeast

Written by on January 31, 2022

  • “We’re taking a look at widespread journey delays with this technique.”
  • Areas like Dallas, Little Rock and Indianapolis might be beneath a major ice menace.
  • Any areas that obtain important icing from this storm can expertise downed bushes and energy traces.

One other week, one other large winter storm for the U.S.

This week’s storm will goal a 2,000-mile swath of the nation from the Rockies to the Northeast with a nasty mixture of snow, ice and rain from later Tuesday by Friday.

Cities comparable to Denver, Oklahoma Metropolis, St. Louis, Kansas Metropolis, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit are within the path of the system.

“We’re taking a look at widespread journey delays with this technique,” AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno stated.

Winter storm watches have already been posted for 35 million individuals from Texas to Michigan, the National Weather Service stated. Extra winter climate alerts are anticipated as the peak of the storm attracts nearer, Weather.com stated.

Many areas might choose up snow totals of 6 inches or extra alongside the trail of the storm, and some areas might see as much as a foot or extra, Climate.com stated.

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Ice will even be a menace, AccuWeather stated. “Relying on the precise monitor of the storm, an prolonged zone of icing could develop from central Texas extending by the Ohio Valley,” AccuWeather meteorologist Joe Bauer stated. “Areas like Dallas, Little Rock and Indianapolis might be beneath a major ice menace across the center of this week. Any areas that obtain important icing from this storm can expertise downed bushes and energy traces.”

Journey must be prevented in these areas mid- to late week, Climate.com suggested.

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In the meantime, to the south and east of the hall of ice, soaking rain and extreme thunderstorms are attainable.

“Heavy rain from japanese Texas by the Tennessee Valley and parts of the Southeast can result in flash flooding and localized extreme climate,” Bauer stated.

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On Monday, the Northeast continued to scrub up from a weekend blizzard that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in some areas and led to 3 deaths. 

Boston tied its report for the largest single-day snowfall on Saturday, with 23.6 inches, the Climate Service stated. Simply 20 miles to the south, Stoughton, Massachusetts, recorded probably the most snow of the storm: 30.6 inches. Some sections of New York Metropolis have been blanketed by greater than foot of snow. 

Contributing: John Bacon, USA TODAY


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