Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019
As per AccuWeather, “Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River”. That is about 60 per cent of the population.
On Monday, the storm aimed its fury on the southern Rockies. Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico received as much as a foot of snow. By late Tuesday and into Wednesday, the threat for heavy snow, ice and dangerous travel will expand across the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic and the Northeast. Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines, Minneapolis and Duluth could all receive several inches of snow.
The Weather Channel warned that the Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia metro areas will see snow accumulating before it changes to a mix of sleet, freezing rain and then rain. By Wednesday morning commute in those cities would be hazardous.
In the South, several rounds of heavy, flooding rainfall and even some severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. By Tuesday, the storm will spread heavy snow and strong winds into the central U.S., the National Weather Service said.