Ice and snow storms in the United States will affect 65 million people

Ice and snow storms to hit the southern United States. They warn of havoc that will cause and affect the lives of inhabitants. They annou...

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  • Ice and snow storms to hit the southern United States.
  • They warn of havoc that will cause and affect the lives of inhabitants.
  • They announce how many days the ‘frozen’ country could last.

Ice and snow storms forecasted as far south as Georgia in the United States has left much of the southeastern United States in a state of emergency and buyers search for supplies in stores. Work crews rush to treat highways and roads before the arrival of a strong ice storm from the north-central and south. They confirm how long these conditions could last, according to the AP news agency and the portal of USA Herald.

In the state of Virginia where a blizzard left thousands of drivers trapped on collapsed highways earlier this month, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and asked the population to take the storm seriously.

PEOPLE STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES BEFORE THE STORM

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In North Carolina some stores ran out of food such as bread and milk. Elsewhere in the affected region, truck drivers began spraying a mixture over hundreds of miles of interstate highways and other roads to prevent icing throughout the region.

Travis Wagler said he hadn’t seen such a demand for supplies at his Abbeville, South Carolina, hardware store in at least two winters. “We’re selling everything you’d expect: sleds, but also salt, shovels and firewood,” he told Abbeville Hardware on Friday. In that region, at least 0.6 centimeters (a quarter of an inch) of ice is expected to accumulate on trees and power lines, which could cause power outages for several days.

WHY IS THERE A RISK OF FREEZING RAIN?

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Up to 6 inches of snow could fall in parts of Tennessee forecasters say, while northern Mississippi and Alabama’s Tennessee Valley region could see less snow. With minimum temperatures below freezing in the region any precipitation could freeze, making driving dangerous.

By Friday the fast-moving storm had already dumped heavy snow across much of the north-central region, where traffic conditions deteriorated and dozens of schools closed or switched to online classes. Filed Under: United States Ice Storm

WHICH AREA OF THE USA WILL BE HIT FIRST BY THE ICE STORM?

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The National Weather Service warns that this storm will bring with it rain and strong winds They warn residents that the situation will lead to road closures, postponement of some activities and flight cancellations in some parts of the country, as there will be little visibility and risk to the population.

According to experts the forecast is that the Midwest will be the first to receive the ice storm on Friday. Citizens have already been alerted days before about the conditions that will prevail. He recommended people not to make trips by land or air. Filed Under: United States Ice Storm

WHAT DO FORECASTERS PREDICT?

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According weather forecasters they have calculated that the storms would last from 14 to 20 hours. They also warn that the wind will cause the snow to rise and drastically reduce visibility on the roads.

AccuWeather’s chief meteorologist Jonathan Prter informed Herlado USA that the most affected areas will be North and South Carolina, as well as some parts of the state of Virginia. This storm could affect the electricity supply as well as cause trees to fall, so they ask the population to be vigilant and stay protected. Filed Under: United States Ice Storm

United States Ice Storm: HOW FAR DOES THE WARNING EXTEND?

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The storms will last at least through Sunday, according to the CNN. Authorities expect that some 65 million people will be affected. The alerts have been extended to Atlanta.

It is forecast that there will be ice, rain, wind, sleet or snow in several states of the country and they launch an alert call to the population to protect themselves with all the necessary supplies until this system passes, which could last until Monday.

UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW WILL FALL IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

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From the Midwest to the Middle Mississippi Valley a foot of of snow could fall. Officials from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines said: “Impacts to travel are expected to be significant at times, especially during afternoon school outings and night trips.

Weather forecasters have also announced that heavy snow is expected in Iowa, the Dakotas, and Minnesota with around 6-12 inches of snow. After its passage, the storm is expected to move towards Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

HOW WILL THE STORM START?

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According to sources at the NWS office in Topeka, Kansas “how quickly surface temperatures drop below freezing will determine how quickly rainfall becomes snow and will play an important role in determining how much snow accumulates.”

The storm system in the United States will start out as rain and as temperatures drop will turn to ice. This situation could leave millions of people without electricity.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY?

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This winter storm is moving towards the East Coast on Sunday and Monday. Snowfall of up to a foot is expected in the metropolitan areas of New York, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia. Officials from the NWS office in Baltimore said: “At this time, ice formation is not expected to reach our area, but snow up to a foot or more is possible.”

They added: “At this time, the most likely scenario is a heavy flurry of snow as the storm moves into the region on Sunday afternoon, followed by icing overnight.” Filed Under: United States Ice Storm

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