700-day snow droughts with biggest storm in 2 years - Milecto700-day snow droughts with biggest storm in 2 years - Milecto

More than a million pupils will be affected by weather-related school closures on Tuesday.

Over 100 million Americans are on high watch right now because of the danger of very cold wind. In places like New York and Washington, D.C., years of snow droughts have ended thanks to a weather system.

Over a million kids across the country will not be able to go to school on Tuesday because of a severe winter storm that has brought harsh wind chills, record-setting low temperatures, unprecedented snowfall in some Southern areas, and dangerous ice conditions.

The bad weather has also affected the airline industry. By Tuesday evening, almost 2,300 flights had been cancelled, which is down from nearly 3,500 delays on Monday, according to FlightAware.

Snow from north to south

A few spots of snow have turned into icy places along Interstate 95. It looks like snow and ice will continue to affect some parts of New England as the evening goes on.

From what we can tell, the weather system will keep going north. The snow should stop in New York City around 5 p.m. ET and in Boston by 8 p.m. ET. Watch out for a thin layer of ice in these places where freezing rain or drizzle has fallen. Temperatures are slowly rising back up to the freezing point.

It could snow up to 6 inches in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. From New York City to Boston, it could snow anywhere from 1 to 4 inches. It’s even possible for a foot of snow to fall in some parts of Maine.

It has finally rained after a long time: it rained 3.4 inches in Washington, D.C., on Monday, 4.1 inches in Baltimore, 1.5 inches in Philadelphia on Monday, and 1 inch in New York City on Tuesday. The dry spell lasted 728 days. At least an inch of snow must fall in one day in order to end the drought.

We’re getting ready for a lot of lake-effect snow in Buffalo, New York. From Wednesday morning to Thursday night, it could get up to three feet higher.

In Tennessee, cities like Nashville and Knoxville got up to 9 inches of snow on Monday. In western Virginia and Maryland, 3 to 5 inches of snow fell.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday evening that the weather has caused a lot of damage in Tennessee. Six people have died across the state because of bad weather: two in Shelby County, one in Hickman County, one in Madison County, and two in Washington County.

The power system has been strained by the harsh cold in the area, which has made things even more difficult. People and businesses are being asked to use less energy as much as possible without putting safety at risk. A message from TEMA says that the temperature won’t rise above freezing until at least Thursday.

Avalanche watches are in place until Thursday in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. This includes well-known ski vacation towns like Aspen and Vail.

Frigid chill in the South and Midwest

Wind chill alerts are currently in place for a staggering 100 million Americans, spanning across the middle of the country from the northern border to the southern border. This morning in Dallas, the wind chill, which indicates what the temperature feels like, dropped below zero.

It got as cold as -2 degrees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, and it got even colder in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where it got as cold as -10 degrees.

For the fourth day in a row, temperatures in Kansas City, Missouri, have dropped to minus 10 degrees or below. On Tuesday morning, the city awoke to an extremely cold minus 10 degrees.

Wednesday morning, there are still wind chill advisories in effect from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, and there are hard freeze warnings in effect from Texas to Florida.

Although temperatures are predicted to rise later in the week, many people will still experience extreme cold. Anticipate a wind chill of around – 20 degrees in Kansas City and minus 15 degrees in Chicago on Friday morning.

Next cross-country storm

There is another winter storm coming, and it will likely hit the Pacific Northwest later today. This storm is going to bring rain to places from Seattle to San Francisco. It will also snow in the Cascade mountain range.

Portland, Oregon is now under an ice storm warning, with freezing rain expected from Tuesday night into Wednesday. The approaching weather system is expected to deliver more snow to the Rockies on Wednesday, followed by an effect on the Plains of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Missouri on Thursday. Snow might potentially reach Washington, D.C. by Friday.


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