- A winter storm will continue to hit the country this weekend.
- About 90 million people are under alert for the winter storm that would unleash in several cities.
- Several inches of snow are expected to accumulate in different areas.
Winter weather continues to rage in the United States and nearly 90 million people are on alert for a storm hazard this weekend.
NBC News reported this morning that there is an extreme weather forecast on both coasts of the country, while much of the center faces too cold temperatures.
According to the aforementioned media, warnings about the winter weather have been issued over the weekend for large swaths of the United States.
In fact, NBC News noted, nearly 90 million people were on winter weather alerts or worse.
The National Weather Service, quoted by NBC News, reported Friday night: “As a cold Arctic air mass remains in place over much of the country, winter rainfall will bring dangers to the Pacific Northwest, the southern plains, from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic northeast from this weekend until at least early next week. Temperatures will remain between 20 and 40 degrees below normal throughout the center of the country on Saturday. “
The governors of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana have declared emergencies in their states ahead of a storm that is expected to bring heavy snow, ice and rain.
Additionally, the National Weather Service warned of extremely cold temperatures and near-blizzard conditions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where six people they died Thursday in a crash of 130 drivers on an icy interstate.
According to the aforementioned newspaper, the forecasts indicated up to 6 inches of snow and freezing winds of 15 degrees below zero.
In Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston, officials urged residents to be prepared for icy roads and even inches of snow on the weekend and beyond.
“Wherever they are on Sunday night, they should be prepared to stay there until at least Tuesday,” county officials were quoted as saying by NBC News.
The polar phenomenon that has gripped much of the Midwest for days is expected to persist for much of next week.
NBC News detailed that in Kansas City, Missouri, the high temperature was 8 degrees on Friday, and forecasters warned that it will drop to -20, with cold wind as a major factor over the weekend.
He added that the intensifying cold snap on the southern plains is so dangerous that the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, has warned residents to watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
“If you have warming shelters where you need to make plans, now is the time to prepare them,” said that Missouri office in the report of the situation on the cold.
The Pacific Northwest began to see more snow and some freezing rain Friday afternoon after snow fell in parts of Washington and Oregon on Thursday, NBC News reported.
The Weather Service issued an ice storm warning Friday for Oregon’s central Willamette Valley, including Salem, and the South Portland metro, and a winter storm warning for the Portland / Vancouver and Washington areas. After 5 p.m., freezing rain had begun to fall in places around the Portland metropolitan area, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said.
Forecasters indicated that the Portland area could see up to 8 inches of snow and the Cascades could have another foot through Saturday.
A winter storm warning is also in effect for the greater Seattle area, where 2-8 inches of snow was expected along with gusting winds of up to 40 mph.
A winter storm warning for the Olympia, Washington, area predicted up to another foot of snow on Saturday after the city received more than 6 inches in places Thursday.
The weekend would also bring severe winter weather in the Mid-Atlantic, where an ice storm was expected.
The Washington, DC area was under warning and Baltimore residents are preparing for an ice storm, with power outages and tree damage.
“Travel could be nearly impossible” from Saturday night to Sunday morning, the National Weather Service warned.
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