Millions without heat, power, as death toll rises, another winter storm on the way

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Published by iTrucker at 18 Feb

Millions without heat, power, as death toll rises, another winter storm on the way

By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker.com

 

Another major winter storm will track from the Lower Mississippi Valey this evening into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Friday. Containing threats for locally heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

Locally significant total ice accumulations of 0.25″ to 0.5″ are expected from eastern Texas into northern LA and western Mississippi through tonight before the storm comes to an end.

There is increasing potential for 0.25″ to 0.5″ ice accumulations across south-central Virginia, a region still recovering from a major ice storm that occurred this past weekend.

There will be significant travel disruption in both the snow and ice areas with concern for further/extended power outages for areas already experiencing power outages.

Record cold air over the southern Plains the western Gulf Coast precedes this event and is expected to continue through Saturday morning. – According to National Weather Service, weather.gov

Snow/ice will spread from the South Plains into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Bitter cold continues. Isolated severe storms could produce a couple of tornadoes today in the central Gulf Coast & tomorrow in the Southeast. Rain with heavy mountain snow in the Northwest.

Source and credits: weather.gov/twitter

iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker.com

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