US Snow Storm

Updated: 1/16/2019 2:43:45 AM
At least four deaths have been reported in Missouri, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. CNN, citing local authorities, reported three deaths occurred in Kansas, while one fatal crash occurred in Illinois and another in Indiana. This brings the total storm death toll to nine. One of the victims was Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert, who was struck by a vehicle while responding to a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 294 on Saturday.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Alan Reppert, the heaviest snow fell over the St. Louis area and back through Missouri and southern Illinois. A few spots in northeastern Missouri received as much as 20 inches of snow, the National Weather Service in St. Louis reported.
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Updated: 1/14/2019 3:27:33 AM
Virginia state police said they responded to more than 230 crashes and helped more than 100 disabled vehicles from midnight to noon on Sunday.
The storm knocked out power for nearly 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina on Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us. The wintry mix was also causing problems at airports in the region, including more than 250 flight cancellations at the three main airports serving the nation’s capital.
The National Weather Service reported close to a half-inch of ice in some sections of western North Carolina, leading to fallen trees and power lines. The remainder of the state received mostly a cold rain or freezing precipitation that caused few problems.
The storm was expected to continue into Sunday evening. By late Sunday afternoon, the Washington DC area, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland had total snowfall from 5in to 8in. Central Virginia, including Richmond, had much smaller accumulations as little as one 1in but the snow was followed by hours of sleet and freezing rain.
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Updated: 1/13/2019 1:00:20 AM
7 killed amid largest snowstorm in St. Louis since 2014, major travel disruptions across central US.
A winter storm that buried the US Midwest in snow has resulted in at least five roadway deaths.The storm blanketed Kansas and Missouri on Friday, with heavy snowfall continuing into Saturday. It also hit parts of other states including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Areas around St. Louis, Missouri were affected the hardest, with Reuters reporting that a foot and a half of snow was recorded west of the city.
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Updated: 1/9/2019 1:26:30 AM
As cleanup continues from this past weekend’s storms, a new round of rain, mountain snow and gusty winds will take aim at the West Coast of the United States into Wednesday. Northern California will again bear the brunt of the rainfall with this storm into Wednesday. Lighter rain will dampen areas farther north, including Portland, Oregon; and Seattle. Similar to what occurred late Sunday in the Bay Area, motorists will again need to be on alert for high water on the roadways. Motorists are reminded to never attempt to drive through floodwaters or around barriers. It is impossible to tell how deep the water is and if the roadway underneath has been compromised. The risk of flash flooding and mudslides may be greatest with this storm, as the ground is already saturated and the hillsides in recent burn areas are likely to be unstable, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
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Updated: 1/8/2019 3:28:14 AM
Snow and an icy mix swept through western and central New York and Pennsylvania early Monday evening, leaving a slippery glaze on cars, sidewalks and roads. Motorists should be prepared for changing weather conditions as the zone of wintry precipitation sweeps through New England through Tuesday. Even less than an hour of a bit of sleet and snow can make roads slippery and dangerous for high-speed driving.
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Updated: 1/7/2019 2:20:59 AM
High winds knocked out power to more than 265,000 people in the Western Washington area overnight, including more than 214,000 Puget Sound Energy customers as of 8 a.m. Check the PSE outage map here. Seattle City Light reported as many as 22,000 outages in several neighborhoods as of 8 a.m. KING 5 Meteorologist Darren Peck reported a peak gust of 60 mph recorded at 2 a.m. Sunday morning at Sea-Tac. Just an hour before, winds were only at 10 mph at Sea-Tac, indicating just how quickly the winds picked up. The strong wind that blew through overnight caused thousands to lose power and left behind significant damage across Western Washington. KIRO 7 meteorologist Claire Anderson said wind gusts got as high as 69 miles per hour in some areas.
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Updated: 1/7/2019 2:05:57 AM
A strong winter storm brought strong winds and high elevation snow to West Coast over the weekend, leaving more than 350 000 homes and causing flash floods and mudslides. Several more waves of heavy rain, gusty winds and high elevation snow are expected before the end of the week.
Wind gusts in excess of 96 km/h downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 300 000 customers without power in Washington (the majority in King, Pierce and Thurston counties) and tens of thousands in California on January 5 and 6, 2019. By early Monday, January 7 (UTC), the number of customers without power stood at 77 372 in Washington and 56 203 in California.
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Updated: 12/31/2018 2:05:53 AM
Powerful Winter Storm "Eboni" marched through the United States this week, dropping heavy snow, causing slick roads and leaving 4 people dead. On its warm side, the storm brought flooding rains to the South, triggering flash flood emergencies and high water rescues, and leaving at least 2 people dead.
Wrecks and whiteouts prompted authorities to close a stretch of the I-70 from the Colorado border to Hays, TWC reports. The Minnesota State Patrol said it responded to 167 crashes, 259 spinouts and 13 jackknifed semis on December 27. The Kansas Highway Patrol said it responded to at least 29 crashed.
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Published Sunday, December 30, 2018

“Six people died in a series of powerful storms that resulted in snow drifts in the Midwest USA, as well as to strong rains and floods in the South”, – informs television channel.

Friday morning storms brought snow height of 30 cm in North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota. Moreover, it was predicted downpours in the regions further East.

At the same time, nearly 300 mm of rainfall was observed in some areas of southern Louisiana and Mississippi, where local authorities have declared a state of emergency in connection with the threats of flooding.

Powerful storms in the Central and southern parts of the United States has caused serious problems for people who travel around the country during the Christmas holidays.

According to the channel, significant disruptions in airport operations are expected in large cities such as new York, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
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US Snow Storm Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Met
Response: Assess
Severity: Moderate
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 18
Affected: 350000

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