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Millions Brace For Weekend Winter Storm Will Hit Plains, Great Lakes, And Northern New England

Millions Brace For Weekend Winter Storm Will Hit Plains, Great Lakes, And Northern New England

A powerful storm could bring dangerous winds, snow, and ice over the weekend to millions of people across the US. 

The Weather Channel is calling the storm Winter Storm Isaiah and will dump snow and ice early Saturday in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, northern Texas, and the Ozarks. 

Heavy snow is expected to continue through Saturday for regions of Missouri to eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and Lower Michigan.

Below the 32 degrees line, ice, freezing rain, and rain are expected for central Missouri into northern and western Illinois and Lower Michigan. A mix of wintery precipitation could be seen in parts of northern New England during the late day. 

By the afternoon, Chicago and Milwaukee are expected to see rain transition to snow – this could cause headaches for motorists. 

Snow is likely to continue in the Midwest through the nighttime. 

Freezing rain should spread into upstate New York and northern New England and continue in Lower Michigan through the overnight. 

High winds are expected for Plains and Midwest on Saturday. This could cause blizzard conditions in some areas and lead to blowing and drifting snow. Winds are expected to tick higher in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. 

Wintery precipitation is expected to move out of the Plains and Midwest by early Sunday. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will continue in upstate New York and northern New England through lunch. 

The Northeast Interstate 95 corridor from New York to New England will see rain on Sunday. 

The Weather Channel’s snow forecast through the weekend shows 1-3 inches for Central and Midwest states. About 6 inches for western Great Lakes and northern Maine.

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Winter Blast To Dump Heavy Snow Across Rockies, Plains, Midwest This Week

Winter Blast To Dump Heavy Snow Across Rockies, Plains, Midwest This Week 

Several major snowstorms are expected to dump heavy snow across the Rockies, the Plains, and into the Midwest this week as cold Arctic air blankets those regions in the last days of October. 


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The Weather Channel is reporting “a southward plunge of the jet stream from the Rockies into the central US has entrenched a pipeline of arctic air over those regions. Two weather systems tapping into that cold air are producing snowfall as they track from the Rockies to the Plains and into Midwest.” 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter weather alerts across the northern and central Rockies and central High Plains. 

Denver-Boulder corridor, located in northern Colorado, has been placed under a winter storm warning through Wednesday morning. The region could see 6 to 12 inches of snow on through Tuesday night. 

From Tuesday evening into Wednesday, snow will be seen in the Central Plains, Midwest, and the Rockies. 

The Weather Channel said an area of low pressure will form near the Great Lakes on Thursday, could produce the first accumulating snow for northeastern Missouri into eastern Iowa, western and northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin.

With a plunge in the jetstream, Central and Midwest heating degree day (HDD) indexes, a measurement designed to quantify the demand for heating a building, have moved above trend through the end of the month into the first week of November. 

A similar pattern in HDD is also seen in the lower-48, suggests that energy demand is increasing as the winter season begins. 

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These People Were Prepared During Snow Storm Jonas, But They Died Because of This Mistake

These People Were Prepared During Snow Storm Jonas, But They Died Because of This Mistake

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Lessons from the massive snow storm Jonas, where at least 48 people have been reported killed, are important to take away here for future prepping in our quickly declining and increasingly vulnerable society.

The use of martial law to shut down travel, including air traffic and highways, is now standard issue for major cities – like those on the East Coast that were hit hard by record snow levels.

The storm itself caused less damage than responders and authorities expected to deal with, but the media delivered a stern warning coupled with significant fear. This snow storm was forecast to be the worst in history, and most people hunkered down as they were instructed.

Grocery shelves were quickly emptied, and people started a last minute hoarding days ahead in accordance with the weather reportage.

And the power went out for hundreds of thousands of residents…

Tens of thousands of customers are still without power but service has been restored to many hit hard by the storm.

In the Carolinas, utilities reported about 50,000 customers without power… 20,000 are still without power in New Jersey, down from about 58,000 on Saturday night.

Most service was back on in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, where more than 50,000 had lost power. In Georgia, about 600 customers were still waiting for service — down from more than 125,000.

But the power outage itself was to be expected. Most of the service was restored relatively quickly after a day or two. Pretty routine, but it definitely could have been worse. If Washington or New York had been without power for several days, there would be instant rioting and looting. This much is understood.

In this case, the power outages didn’t cause much damage directly, but indirectly it caused the death of one elderly couple.

 

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This Is How Quickly Society Will Break Down: “If You Don’t Have Food Yet I Feel Sorry For You”

This Is How Quickly Society Will Break Down: “If You Don’t Have Food Yet I Feel Sorry For You”

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Record breaking winter snow storms… they might be extreme, but should they really be crippling cities across the country?

The Drudge Report is splashed with warnings to “shelter in place,” while reporting that food is running out, and grocery stores shelves have been wiped out. The East Coast is on the brink.

But should they be?

Here is a live exercise reminder that the system can and will break down in an instant. The population is simply not ready for a major emergency. Hopefully you are; but they just aren’t.

This is just a blizzard – it may be a worst-in-history snow storm driven by media frenzy– but it IS expected to pass through after a day or two. Aside from a few power outages and street repairs, things will hopefully be back to normal. It could get worse, but that remains to be seen.

Nonetheless, if these pictures of store shelves are any evidence, society is not equipped for even the most basic crisis:


Shelves starting to empty at Giant on H St. in D.C. Water mostly gone, eggs & milk too.

Snow storm death toll in Japan rises; forecasters warn bad weather to continue – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Snow storm death toll in Japan rises; forecasters warn bad weather to continue – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

The death toll from a severe winter snow storm gripping much of Japan has risen to 11, according to local media and officials.

Northern and central parts of Japan have been lashed by strong winds that have dumped huge quantities of snow over the last few days.

The bad weather, which has disrupted travel and cut off isolated communities, is forecast to continue.

The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said 11 people were known to have died, including a 79-year-old man and a firefighter, 29, who fell into ditches while clearing snow.

Several others, mainly elderly people, have been killed on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido and in regions near the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in mainland Honshu, reports and officials have said.

There have also been deaths on the roads, with hazardous driving conditions provoking hundreds of accidents that have left people injured nationwide.

Public transport networks have also been hit, with several hundred flights grounded, most of them domestic, and bullet trains suffering delays.

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Deadly snowstorm hits parts of New York state – Weather – Al Jazeera English

Deadly snowstorm hits parts of New York state – Weather – Al Jazeera English.

Heavy snow has choked parts of New York state, stranding motorists in their cars, forcing people to remain indoors and leaving at least seven people dead.

The snow has been very localised: Buffalo Airport reported just 9cm of snow, whereas the suburb of Lancaster, just five kilometres away, reported a staggering 1.52 metres.

The snow that fell was what is known as “lake effect” snow. This is snow that is generated when a very cold blast of air moves over a relatively warm body of water.

The air can pick up vast amounts of moisture from the water, which is converted to snow and dumped downwind. It is therefore very dependent on the wind direction.

Lake effect snow is very common around the Great Lakes, because at this time of year, the lakes are relatively warm and provide a good source of moisture.

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