Powerful winter storm with icy rain: after the Thanksgiving in the USA, the weather is getting worse
A powerful storm system turns Black Friday, along with the weekend after Thanksgiving, into a harsh winter with snowstorms and snow. Bad weather will rage over most of the 2000-mile (3 216 km) stretch from Nevada to the Upper Midwest and New England in the coming days and next week.
On Saturday, November 30, severe thunderstorms are possible from the southern plains to the bottom of the Mississippi River Valley, writes USA Today.
The National Weather Service warns that the total snowfall will exceed 8 inches (20 cm) for the Northern Rockies east of the Northern Plains, as well as for Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In some places, snow drifts can exceed 18 inches (45,7 cm).
It is expected that on Sunday, December 1, when millions of holidaymakers will be returning home after Thanksgiving, weather conditions will be especially difficult.
Airlines for America, an aviation industry trading group, expects 3,1 million passengers. This weekend may be the busiest ever recorded in US air travel.
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According to her estimates, 12 million people will travel during the 31,6-day vacation. On Friday, November 29, airlines announced that they are still operating normally and monitoring the weather. American Airlines canceled flights at only one airport - Rapid City, South Dakota. The reason was the weather in the region.
Parts of South Dakota received a storm warning with gusts of wind and 2 feet (61 cm) of snow. South Dakota Highway Patrol posted on Facebook a photograph of a truck that was turning with the Interstate 90 near Rapid City.
“Do not travel unless there is an urgent need!” Writes the agency.
Minneapolis, where almost 10 inches of snow fell shortly before Thanksgiving, was preparing for another attack on Friday. Sunday is expected from 25 to 4 inches (9-10 cm) of snow.
“Our winter break will be short, as another large storm system from Friday through the weekend will impact the region,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.
Severe mobility conditions persist over long stretches of Interstate 90 and 94, with Dakota, eastern Wyoming, and eastern Montana facing particularly severe conditions.
“In some places a snowstorm may form. At times, visibility will become so low that it will be difficult to determine where the surface of the road is, ”says AccuWeather.
- Neil Shook (@prairieguy2016) November 29
Until the storm ends, trips to these areas should be avoided. This is because workers will not be able to clear the road of snow drifts by Sunday or Monday.
As the storm moves east, on Saturday evening in some parts of the northeast, including northern Virginia and Pennsylvania, snow may fall, even wet snow, and freezing rain will pass.
The first Nor'east season in New York is expected to appear Sunday morning and may last until Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Albany reports. According to forecasts, in Dutchess County, a storm is a mixture of snow, freezing rain and sleet.
According to meteorologist meteorological service Joe Villany, Nor'east is defined as a moderate to severe rainfall that starts off the east coast and extends to the east of New England.
According to him, the storm is the result of a strong snowstorm that hit the Midwest.
In the south, the same low-pressure system can trigger several inches of snow in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Flagstaff, Arizona, suffered from heavy snowfall on Friday.
- John Sirlin (@SirlinJohn) November 29
The local NWS office reported a fall of almost 4 inches (10 cm) within one hour.
Blizzard-like conditions, in Grand Canyon Village, #Arizona with blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Many road in the area are closed as crews continue to plow. #GrandCanyon #AZWX pic.twitter.com/WqVznyE9yu
- WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) November 29
From Arizona to East Texas and Tennessee, a cold front with thunderstorms is expected.
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