ANY OTHER huge winter storm has moved across the country and is now tracking east into the Northeast, raising fears of power outages due to icy conditions.
Winter Storm Oaklee expected to bring snow, ice and freezing rain from parts of the West to the Northeast, according to Weather channel.
While roads can be slippery in the Tri-State area, precipitation will turn to rain in the New York City area immediately by midday Friday, Weather channel reported.
Additionally, several counties in North Texas canceled classes on Thursday due to the area being under a winter storm warning, including cities like Dallas and Fort Worth. Dallas Morning News reported.
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Stunning drone footage
The Weather Channel has shared stunning drone footage of a snow-covered roadway after the storm swept through Arkansas.
Big, ‘fat’ snowflakes
Weather Channel reporter Justin Michaels shared a slow-motion video of the snowfall in Albany on Friday.
Choose a name
The Weather Channel chooses names for snowstorms and explains the process website.
“Names will be used in alphabetical order to identify winter storms that meet objective naming criteria based on the agency’s winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings, and ice storm warnings. National Weather Service,” the agency noted.
Who named the blizzards?
The Weather channel names of blizzards.
The newspaper notes that the 2021-22 season is the 10th season The Weather Channel will name the winter storms.
How to prepare for a winter storm
Each Ready.govThe best way to prepare for a winter storm is to do the following:
- Make an emergency supply kit. All cleaning supplies, two masks per person to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and non-perishable meals that can last days or weeks in the event you have to stay home, should all be taken care of. included in your box.
- Create a communication strategy for your family.
- Help parents sprinkle rock salt, sand, or cat poop on sidewalks and walkways. This helps to make them less shiny.
- Make sure you’re dressed warmly and have enough blankets on hand.
- Bring your dogs indoors with you. They can also be damaged by the cold.
How winter storms cause death
Most of the people who die from winter storms are not caused by the weather.
The majority of deaths are due to traffic accidents on icy roads.
Some also died of heart attacks while shoveling and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold weather.
Winter storm name
These are naming Selected Weather Channel for winter storms in the 2021-2022 season:
- Female Star
How much ice should you expect?
Ice will accumulate during sliced driving in areas stretching from central and northern Texas to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic states, according to the report. Weather channel.
Rain could turn to rain before ending in certain areas of the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic, reducing the risk of ice accumulation.
From far central Texas through east and southeast Oklahoma, to northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, ice buildup can affect electricity.
In the areas indicated in “moderate threat” on the map, from northern Texas through the Ohio Valley to Pennsylvania, at least some tree damage and scattered power outages are expected.
How much snow should you expect?
According to Weather channelOaklee will produce at least a foot of snow over parts of the central and southern Rockies.
Oaklee will bring light to moderate snowfall for areas from central Oklahoma to south and central Missouri, the northern Ohio Valley, and the southern Great Lakes.
From northern Pennsylvania to New York state and New England, at least 6 inches of total mass is expected.
According to the Weather Channel, there is a chance of snowfall in some of these places.
Oaklee on Friday
On Friday, follow Weather channelthe Northeast will be ice-free.
Currently, the heaviest snowfall is forecast for far north of Pennsylvania, much of New York state and eastern New England.
At the southern edge of the winter mix, hail or freezing rain will fall.
In the immediate New York City metro area, Friday’s rainfall is said to be all rain. New England’s southern coastal areas can also experience winter or showers.
Oaklee’s influence to date, concluding
This resulted in the shutdown of Interstate 5 through Grapevine, a key route from Los Angeles to the Central Valley, for several hours on Wednesday, Weather channel reported.
Areas of the Southwest and the Rockies are also affected by heavy snow.
In Flagstaff, Arizona, up to a foot of snow has accumulated, and patches of snowfall can be seen between 2,500 and 3,000 feet north of Scottsdale.
Oaklee’s influence to date, continues
In the West, Oaklee is the coldest storm of the year in Southern California, according to Weather channel.
An inch of snow was reported at an altitude of 3,000 feet near Beaumont and Yucaipa, about 70 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Between 8 and 14 inches of snow fell in the mountains from Lake Arrowhead to Big Bear to Mount Laguna and Mount Palomar.
Oaklee’s influence to date
According to Weather channelsleet, freezing rain and a cold drizzle started over Texas on Wednesday and moved into Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri.
One- to two-inch shrapnel accumulations have been reported in McAlester and Norman, Oklahoma; Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and Branson, Missouri on Wednesday.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, accumulated rain made highways dangerous, while in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, freezing drizzle made bridges and overpasses dangerous.
Storm causes power outages
As of Thursday morning, thousands of homes and businesses in northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee are likely to be without power due to ice.
In certain parts of the region, ice accumulations more than a third of an inch thick have been observed, causing damage to trees.
Oaklee tracks to the east
Heavy rain and cold reported as far south as central Texas through central and eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, southern Missouri, and parts of the Ohio Valley as of Wednesday morning.
As it moves east through Friday, the system will continue to spread the winter snow and ice mix from the Southern Plains into the Midwest and Northeast, according to the Weather Channel.
Roads reopen in SoCal
According to the California Department of Transportation, a section of Interstate 5 known as Grapevine in Kern County opened at 6:30 a.m. local time.
It was closed due to weather on Wednesday, which is not unusual for that stretch of road weather channel.
Flights are still being canceled
For the second day in a row, canceled flights piled up at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DWF) and the adjoining Fields of Love in Texas.
Follow air tracker FlightAware.comDFW had more than 1,100 cancellations at around 11 a.m. local time.
There are over 200 people at Love Field.
At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, more than 100 flights were cancelled, while at St. Louis Lambert, about 80 flights were cancelled.
Thousands without electricity
Based on PowerOutage.usthere were more than 32,000 blackouts in Arkansas and about 15,000 in Tennessee as of 11 a.m. local time.
Many accidents on the Kentucky Bridge
According to Weather channelThe 18-month-old was killed in a string of incidents involving 12 tractor-trailers and six passenger cars late Wednesday.
The boy was not safe and was thrown from one of the damaged cars, where he was later hit by a car.
Kentucky State Police are looking into the matter.
Child dies in Kentucky from impact
As a winter storm left a path of snow, ice and sleet on its way east, an 18-month-old infant was killed in a series of collisions on an icy bridge. in Kentucky on Wednesday, Weather channel reported.
According to Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred on the Tennessee River Bridge on Interstate 24 in Marshall County.
Oaklee on Wednesday, season three
Through midnightAreas affected by ice or snow travel from northern and central Texas through Oklahoma, northern and central Arkansas, central and southern Missouri, as well as the Ohio valley.
Oaklee on Wednesday, continue
Snow is forecast in areas of northern Arizona, Utah and the mountains of Colorado, according to Weather channel.
The lower elevations from California to southern Arizona were drenched by showers.
Some rains are also accompanied by lightning and small hail or graupels, which can flood some areas.
On Wednesday, the storm moved toward the central United States.
Oaklee on Wednesday
On Wednesday, Oaklee brought snow to the higher elevations of California as well as the southern and central Rockies.
It’s Southern California’s coldest storm of the year, with snow possible as low as 1,500 feet.
This causes significant traffic congestion in the highlands of Southern California, including Grapevine, Interstate 15 north of the Inland Empire and Interstate 8 through the mountains of San Diego County, according to Weather channel.
Oaklee’s Winter Storm Clock
From upstate New York to most of New England, including Boston, Hartford, Albany and Portland, Maine, winter storm alarms have been issued.
Snow and/or ice will cause the worst conditions, particularly travel risks, in winter storm warning and monitoring areas.
Winter tips for these areas
Winter storm warnings and advisories extend from the higher elevations of California to the southern and central Rockies, the Southern Plains, the Ozarks, and the Mississippi Valley. Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and St. Louis is among the cities that have been issued warnings.
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