What Travelers Need to Know Today: Monday, January 23, 2017: High Winds, Flooding, Heavy Snow, and Tornadoes

By Paul Riegler on 23 January 2017
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DSC_0595Good Monday morning. This is what you are waking up to.

A Nor’easter is threatening much of the East with two days of dangerously high winds, wet weather, potential flooding, and icy temperatures. Some regions may experience heavy snow and ice as well as dense fog.

High wind warnings are already in effect from the Jersey Shore to eastern Massachusetts, including much of New York City, Long Island, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.

Meanwhile, a major winter storm is moving east and will bring heavy snow and winds throughout the Rockies, Plains, and Midwest at the beginning of the week.

Finally, a storm system that brought two days of tornadoes and dangerous weather to the Southeast has claimed at least 20 lives.

Expect dangerous travel conditions in the affected regions with numerous flight delays and cancellations.

Stay indoors if you can and watch for flying objects or debris driven by winds as high was 60 mph (96 km/h). In some areas, pools of water from flooding could be life threatening both to walk and drive through.

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