Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia issues states of emergency due to snow storm

Published on : Monday, January 17, 2022

There are several Southern states have declared states of emergency as snow targets the East Coast this weekend.

The snow storm first hits the Midwest Friday night into Saturday. The roads will be dangerous in southern Minnesota and Iowa, where up to 10 inches of snow and gusty winds could cause whiteout conditions. The Midwest could see 6 to 12 inches of snow in some areas.

Saturday night into Sunday, the snow turns to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain could make roads extremely dangerous. The three to 6 inches of snow is possible in parts of the South, with 6 to 18 inches possible in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. This storm has the potential to give Atlanta its first measurable snow in four years.

Saturday night into Sunday, the snow turns to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain could make roads extremely dangerous.

Three to 6 inches of snow is possible in parts of the South, with 6 to 18 inches possible in the mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. This storm has the potential to give Atlanta its first measurable snow in four years.

Northam said that he urges all the Virginians to take this storm seriously and make preparations now.

South Carolina will be impacted by a major winter storm this weekend, likely beginning Sunday morning,” said McMaster in a statement. “There is a potential for very dangerous conditions caused by accumulations of ice and snow, which will likely result in power outages across the state.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has also declared a statewide “state of preparedness.

For Monday morning, forecast models are showing heavy snow for the interior Northeast and light snow followed by rain for the major cities along the coast, like Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. But it is possible the storm shifts east, dropping heavy snow on the Interstate 95 corridor.

One to 3 inches of snow is possible for D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston before it’s quickly washed away by Monday’s rain. Six to 18 inches of snow is forecast for the interior Northeast and New England.

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