At least four states have declared a State of Emergency as parts of the U.S. brace for heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.
Cold Weather Wind Advisory from Sunday night through Monday Morning across our NY-NJ-CT Region. ￼Winds of 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected which could lead to power outages and localized damage. Are prepared? #nywx #NYC https://www.weather.gov/ http://local.doseofnews.com
It’s being called "SI" Storm Izzy but is likely to make us say NO, as it produces "major travel headaches" from North Dakota down to northern Georgia and up to Maine. The first area to see snow will be the upper Midwest on Friday, where winter storm warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service.
A wide swath of 6 to 12 inches of snowfall is expected to encompass the eastern Dakotas to western Minnesota and Iowa. Cities such as Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas City are all in the path of the storm. On Friday and into Saturday, "difficult driving conditions are likely throughout this region as roads become snow-covered."
A fast-moving winter storm will bring heavy, accumulating snow which may combine with gusty winds to produce hazardous travel across parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest into the Mid-Mississippi Valley through Saturday morning. This storm will spread wintry precipitation from the Southeast into the Northeast U.S. this weekend into early next week.
Extremely cold air in part of the country affects millions of people across the United States. The arctic air together with brisk winds can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes. Areas most prone to frostbite are uncovered skin and the extremities, such as hands and feet. Hypothermia is another threat during extreme cold. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce.
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