Snow and Sleet Expected for Southern and Eastern States

By Jesse Sokolow on 16 February 2015
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A plane being deiced in Chicago last week

A plane being deiced in Chicago last week

An artic blast of cold air is turning most if not all of the United States east of the Rockies into an icebox for the coming week, making last year’s Polar Vortex look like a walk down the refrigerated food aisle in a supermarket.  Much of the eastern and southern states will be hit with snow and sleet in the late hours of Monday and early hours of Tuesday.

The weather is expected to affect thousands of flights, and as of 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, there were over 1,675 flights cancellations, with over 4,700 delayed, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.

On Monday night, parts of the Southern United States are set to experience unprecedented wintry conditions, including up to an inch and a half of snow and sleet in Memphis, Tennessee.  Similar conditions are expected in Louisville, Kentucky, and both Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Further north in Cincinnati, Ohio, around an inch of snow is expected by the end of Monday. In Charleston, West Virginia, approximately 3” to 5” of the white stuff is expected by Monday night, while Washington, D.C. could see between 5” and 9” of snow by the end of the day.

Baltimore, Maryland could experience 4” to 8” on Monday, with 2” to 4” expected to fall in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, New York City could see between 1” and 3” of accumulation by the end of the day.

Boston is still recovering from a nearly eight feet of snow over the past three weeks, and the city could see an extra 3” by the end of Tuesday.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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