Major Winter Storm Blasts Much of the Country

By Jesse Sokolow on 16 January 2020
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A coast-to-coast storm is bringing dangerous amounts of snow, high winds, and sub-freezing temperatures to many parts of the country.  It is bringing Arctic air to the Midwest and eventually the Northeast, with wind chill advisories in effect.

The storm struck the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, bringing heavy snowfall and winds with gusts reaching 80 mph (129 km/h).  The snow has left some roads in the state of Washington shut down for days.

On Thursday, the storm will hit Northern California with heavy rain in the Bay Area and snow in higher elevations, and move into Southern California, bringing rain to the region, with snow in higher elevations.

Winter storm watches are in effect for much of the Midwest for Friday. Heavy snow is expected in the Twin Cities and snow and ice is forecast for Chicago.  Wind chill temperatures as low as -40° F (-40° C) are possible.

The storm will complete its cross-country journey by the weekend, bringing heavy snow to parts of the Northeast and mixed precipitation to cities along the I-95 corridor from Boston to New York City to Washington, D.C.  Parts of the region could see wind chill temperatures as low as 0° F (-18° C).

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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