Winter Storms Across The Country Bring Snow And Ice To Millions Of Americans
14 February, 2021, 22:39
Weather forecasts still predict "potentially dangerous" weather of below-freezing temperatures, snow and wind for most of New Mexico, including Chaves County, which began Saturday night, to continue at least until Monday night. In addition to the snowfall amounts, three-quarters of an inch of ice accumulation and gusty winds caused widespread power outages across OR, according to the Weather Channel.
Monday, a "significant winter storm" is expected to impact the entire Bossier Parish with a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Sunday night into Monday.
"According to Ron Roberts' latest forecast, 5" to 8" inches of snow is expected in Lubbock, and across most of the South Plains. Wind chills well below zero degrees will travel all the way into Texas.
The region will be under a winter storm watch beginning Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, NWS says.
Significant ice and snow accumulations will be possible with this midweek winter storm as well.
OH weather: Northeast Ohio could see up to 9 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon, National Weather Service says
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: Unfortunately, we're watching the potential of another winter system that could bring us some rain, sleet, or snow Wednesday night and Thursday. Travel will be hard to impossible at times in the week ahead. Additionally, and perhaps more dangerously, widespread ice accumulation is expected from Houston to New York City.
The first blast arrived overnight into Valentine's Day on Sunday, Feb. 14 with an icy mix causing travel slick roads and walkways through the morning with scattered power outages. That doesn't mean we won't see some accumulating snow but that likely won't be the predominant precipitation type. Once again this looks to be a snow and mixed precipitation event.
Due to the continued temperatures below freezing on Tuesday, these travel impacts could easily last through Wednesday morning.
"Maximum cold weather preparations MUST be completed today", Jeff Lindner, a Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist, tweeted Sunday morning.
In addition, all this winter weather is likely to continue to cause COVID-19 vaccine facilities to face delays and closures across large regions of the country.