Major Winter Storm Moves Through Southern, Northeastern United States

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 February 2015
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DSC_0572Another winter storm is moving in on the Southern United States, the fourth in just two weeks to affect the region.  The Midwest and Northeast will also feel the impacts of the storm, with up to nine inches of snow expected in some areas.

Various states in the South have already felt the effects of the storm earlier this week, including parts of Texas that saw 1.5” of sleet and snow, areas of Arkansas that reported 3” of accumulation, and parts of Alabama and Mississippi that received up to 11” of the white stuff.

As of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, nearly 1,400 flights had been canceled, with a further 5,000 delayed, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service. The numbers are expected to rise drastically as the storm continues into Thursday.

As the storm moves east, Knoxville, Tennessee is expected to receive around 8” of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Other southern cities will likely see a significant amount of snow through Thursday morning, including Greenville, South Carolina, which is expecting up to 5”, as well as Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, where 5” to 9” are expected in the former, and up to 7” of snow, freezing rain, and sleet are expected in the latter.

In Richmond, Virginia, between 3” and 7” could fall by the end of Thursday morning, and further North in Washington, D.C., around 3” of snow could accumulate in the nation’s capital. Less extreme snowfall of one or two inches could be seen in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Philadelphia, while New York City will likely see less than an inch of accumulation.

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