Dangerous winter storm puts 50 million people in the US on alert

A dangerous winter storm puts about 50 million people in the US on alert. The alert spans from Texas to New Jersey Some areas will have t...

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  • A dangerous winter storm puts about 50 million people in the US on alert.
  • The alert spans from Texas to New Jersey
  • Some areas will have temperatures that may feel as low as -50 degrees by Thursday night

A dangerous winter storm has put more than 50 million people in the U.S. from Texas to New Jersey on alert for snow or ice, it reported. CNN.

“Two storm systems hovering below a penetrating Arctic air mass will create a lot of winter weather hazards,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Winter storm warnings are in effect for places like Little Rock in Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Lexington, Kentucky, where up to 1.3 cm of ice or even more is expected.

Authorities highlighted that ice accumulations of more than 1 cm can lead to dangerous travel conditions, downed trees and power outages.

Also, some of the areas under alert have not experienced such inhospitable weather conditions in years.

The NWS predicted that temperatures Frosts will continue in the next few days around 20 to 40 degrees below average and will extend from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes, reported FOX News.


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By the weekend, the cold could reach the Gulf Coast and the Lower Mississippi Valley. The extremely low wind chill warning has spread from Montana to Michigan, where wind and freezing temperatures could make certain places feel minus 50 degrees.

Similarly, the NWS says a series of storms from the Pacific will bring a mix of icy winter rainfall to much of the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver region, Washington and other parts of western Oregon and Washington from Thursday through Friday, The Associated reported. Press.

In Oregon, a winter storm warning was issued for Portland, Vancouver and surrounding areas starting Thursday with a blizzard warning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.

Forecasters are expecting 2-6 inches of snow around the Portland and Vancouver, Wash., Areas on Thursday, and possible freezing rain west and south of Portland.

Temperatures will drop in the region on Thursday afternoon, dropping to minus 20 degrees on Thursday night.

With gusty winds, wind chill values ​​of 10 to 20 degrees are expected Thursday night, the weather service said.

Additionally, a winter storm warning was issued for most of eastern Oregon and south central Washington Thursday through Friday because substantial snowfall is expected to hamper travel.

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A winter storm watch will be in effect for interior southwest Washington, the Hood Canal area, the Tacoma area, and Cascades of Pierce and Lewis counties from Thursday morning through Friday, where it could fall between 2 and 13 inches of snow, the weather service said.

Extremely strong and dangerous wind advisories have also been issued for the coasts of Washington and Oregon.

Seattle will experience temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees and may see a few inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

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