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State Emergency in place due to severe winter storm in Tennessee, USA

State Of Emergency

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains at a Level III – State of Emergency and the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan remains activated due to the previous severe winter storm.
A major, late winter storm will spread across much of West and Middle Tennessee this afternoon and tonight bringing sub-freezing temperatures and causing rain to change to freezing rain, sleet and snow before ending Thursday.
A Winter Storm Warning is in now in effect for West Tennessee until 9 a.m. Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for Middle Tennessee until Thursday morning, along and north of I-40. Snowfall could be between 2-6 inches with about a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation.
A Winter Weather Advisory also is in place south of I-40 but could change to a Winter Weather Warning later today. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for parts of East Tennessee. A Winter Storm Warning will be in place from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday for the Cumberland Plateau area to around Middlesboro.
The major threats of this weather event are power outages and hazardous road conditions.
The State Emergency Operations Center has the following response plan in place:
· The National Guard has four units on standby in Cookeville, Dickson, Jackson and Murfreesboro to assist with wellness checks and other life-safety needs should they arise.
· TDOT is loading trucks with salt to begin spreading as soon as it starts snowing.
· TEMA’s East, Middle and West regional offices are staffed and polling counties for situational awareness and information on conditions.
· SEOC holding weather update calls with National Weather Service offices in Tennessee.
· There are no shelters currently open in Tennessee and no reports of power outages from the current weather system.
The major priorities of the SEOC include:
· Address life safety needs
· Support local governments
· Fulfill resource requests
· Monitor changing weather conditions
· Assess roadways and assist any stranded motorists
Courtesy of Local 8 Now News

Extreme Winter Storm Continues To Batter Atlantic Canada

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A harsh winter storm continued to batter Atlantic Canada on Friday, wreaking havoc on the roads and shuttering schools.
Western Newfoundland was under a winter storm warning and most schools in the region were closed.
Weather conditions caused a bus to roll over in Grand Falls-Windsor just after midnight Friday, sending all 55 people aboard to hospital.
The central part of the island experienced flash freezes and freezing rain, while western Labrador was under an extreme cold alert.
Halifax started cleaning up Thursday’s winter storm, which continued to blast the eastern part of Nova Scotia.
Strong winds hit P.E.I., causing whiteout conditions on the roads.
Extreme cold warnings were also in effect for northern Quebec.
Saint John, N.B., declared a state of emergency Tuesday after the city was hit with nearly 140 cm of snow in less than a week. The blizzard earlier this week caused the closure of the Trans-Canada Hwy. between Moncton and Nova Scotia, cancellation of schools, flight delays and the suspension of mail delivery in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I.
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Courtesy of Toronto Sun

Severe snow storm of the season on the way to New Mexico, USA

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The largest snow event of the winter will hit New Mexico this week, First Alert meteorologist Eric Green said.
Both rain and snow showers are expected to hit Wednesday across New Mexico, and where the snow hits, it will be heavy.
Temperatures in the lower 40s and upper 30s are expected Wednesday in the Albuquerque area, meaning it will be too warm for snow. Expect off and on rain showers throughout the day.
Snow chances will increase overnight when the temperature drops, but strong east winds may eat away at most of the snow. Albuquerque could see 1 to 2 inches of snow.
Most of eastern New Mexico is under a winter storm warning. Some of the affected cities are Santa Fe, Taos, Raton and Tucumcari. Expect 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. Snowfall of 6 to 10 inches is possible on the mountains and some localized areas could see more than a foot of snow.
Travel conditions will be deteriorating throughout the day, and there could be major interstate and highway closures as the storm gets worse.
Courtesy of KOAT

Major snow storm strikes Northern Arizona, USA

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A major winter storm dropping snow across northern Arizona created hazardous driving conditions across some major freeways Wednesday.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said officers have been responding to dozens of incidents involving vehicles colliding or sliding along freeways. But no fatalities have been reported, Garcia said. Most of them occurred near the city of Kingman along Interstate 40 and other highways.
A winter storm warning was in effect until midday Thursday for northern and eastern parts of the state, along with the mountains in the southeastern section.
People hoping to head from the Phoenix area north to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve were out of luck Wednesday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed northbound traffic lanes on US 93, the highway connecting the two cities, in Wikieup because of poor driving conditions. Southbound lanes were still open, but drivers should anticipate delays, officials said.
Parts of the Flagstaff area had up to 5 inches of snow by midmorning. Forecasters predict calls for accumulations of 9 to 15 inches by late Thursday. Several businesses and government offices opted to close early Wednesday including Flagstaff City Hall.
An overnight freeze warning has been issued for Phoenix which was getting rain Wednesday morning.
Courtesy of Tucson News

Winter storm warning issued for eastern Idaho, USA

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The National Weather Service is warning motorists to be cautious this weekend as a winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow across parts of Idaho.
The weather service in Pocatello on Saturday issued a winter storm warning for moderate snow in eastern Idaho.
The service also says gusts may create hazardous conditions at times as winds blow snow already on the ground from a previous Christmas storm.
A winter weather advisory on Saturday says heavy snow is also in the forecast for the mountains of the Idaho panhandle.
Courtesy of The Greenfield Daily Reporter

Major Snowstorm To Strike Parts Of America
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A winter storm is expected to arrive in full force Sunday into Monday night, striking the area with sleet and intense snow accumulations of 6 inches or more.

The storm is predicted to affect millions of people as it makes its way from the West Coast to New England.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Pittsburgh issued a winter storm warning for the area that went into effect Friday.

Lee Hendricks, NWS spokesman, said Fayette County residents can expect to wake up to rain and sleet Sunday morning, with possible snow accumulations in the afternoon.

Hendricks said the storm system is actually bringing in milder temperatures that will hit the mid-30s before falling into the upper 20s throughout the afternoon and late evening.

Hendricks said the snow is expected to taper off into flurries late Sunday night into Monday morning with temperatures dipping down to 5 or 10 degrees in the evening.

According to Hendricks, the remainder of the week appears to be dry until Thursday.

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Winter Storm To Dump 4 To 6 Inches On Des Moines, America
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Polk County is currently under a winter storm warning, as snow moves across Iowa, targeting the area around 8 p.m. tonight.

Snow will continue throughout the night, becoming heaviest after midnight, said Craig Cogil, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Des Moines office.

Travelers can expect poor visibility on the roads overnight. In addition, winds sustained at 15 to 20 miles an hour with gusts between 25 and 30 miles an hour can cause accumulated snow Sunday to drift.

With temperatures Saturday and Sunday around 20 degrees and dropping off from there, the snow is expected to stick around for a possible “White Christmas.”

“At this point in time, it sure looks like it,” Cogil said.

The Iowa State Patrol is preparing for the severe weather by extending troopers’ shifts and widening their assigned patrol areas to help stranded motorists,according to a news release. If necessary, the State Patrol will request support from the Iowa National Guard.

For people who are traveling during the storm, the State Patrol offers the following tips:

– Allow proper stopping time by increasing the following distance

– Do not use cruise control on snow or ice covered roadways

– Use caution on overpasses, bridges, and all ramps

– Be alert and focused on driving

– Allow extra travel time

– Adjust the cars speed to road conditions

– Wear a seatbelt in the front and back seat

– Fully charged cell phone

– Emergency roadside assistance kit

– Use 911 if assistance is needed

Winter Weather Alert – USA: Bryan’s Monday Evening Forecast: 11/25/13
Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman says Future Tracker is showing the Wintry Mix (Pink) for most of the area on Tuesday Morning, which could create some slick travel conditions... (Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the entire WHAG Viewing Area from overnight Monday into Tuesday Afternoon. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Garrett County, Maryland & Somerset County, Pennsylvania for the same time period.

Precipitation will develop tonight as a wintry mix of snow and sleet with temperatures dropping into the 20’s overnight. As temperatures warm on Tuesday Morning, we are expecting the precipitation to change over to Freezing Rain by mid morning and last into the afternoon hours. Around 0.10” of freezing rain is possible. The freezing rain will change over to plain rain as we get into the afternoon hours and last into the evening, and then into Wednesday, where it will change back to snow as the system departs our area late Wednesday. There is the potential for snow accumulation on Wednesday as the system departs. 4-8″ of snow and 0.25″ of ice accumulation is possible in the Winter Storm Warning area.