US weather forecast: Winter Storm Kade dumps snow all over mid-west as weather bomb hurtles towards East Coast – The Sun
WINTER Storm Kade dumped snow all over the mid-west as a weather bomb hurtles its way towards the East Coast.
The storm prompted flight cancellations, school closures, and hundreds of vehicle crashes in the beginning of the week, according to The Weather Channel.
Airports in Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, saw major flight cancellations as some areas outside Salt Lake got nearly 20 inches of snow.
There were 169 accidents reported by Denver police during the day on Monday.
Snowfall accumulated in Texas, with meteorologists recording at least 10 inches of snow in the Texas Panhandle.
Severe winds and hail struck New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, resulting in downed scaffolding and shattered revolving doors, KUTV reported.
Schools closings were reported in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas.
Oklahoma City saw its biggest snowfall in 18 years, with 4.5 inches of snow reported.
Bison were spotted playing at the Oklahoma City Zoo Wednesday morning.
AccuWeather Meteorologist John Gresiak said: “Oklahoma City received over 3 inches of snow from the storm, breaking the record for the date of 2.3 inches. That previous record was set in 2002.”
Alabama schools are also reporting delays and cancellations as heavy rains and strong winds remain a big concern for Thursday morning.
A flood watch is now in effect for Southeastern Louisiana, Northern and Central Georgia, western parts of the Carolina’s and Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Southern Pennslyvania.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Southwestern Missouri, Eastern Oklahoma, northern parts of Arkansas, and up through Northern Indiana and Ohio.
Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to hit New England, areas of New York like Albany, southern Vermont, parts of Maine, and northern regions of Connecticut and Rhode Island on Thursday morning.
Winter Storm Watches have been issued across central and northern Vermont and northern New York, according to The National Weather Service.
Maine meteorologist, Jessica Conley, said: “Huge snow totals north Friday, but don’t let those low totals at the coast fool you. It’ll be icy. Freezing rain looking more likely now. Not ideal.”
Higher than average temperatures were spotted across the Eastern US in January 2020.
The National Weather Service Eastern Region said: “While not quite a record setter (no January monthly temperature records were broken), many locations did finish with a top 10 warmest January.”
Winter Storm Kade will move north along the spine of the Appalachians Thursday then across the Northeast on Friday.
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Predictions state the storm will strengthen quickly.
Heavy snow and ice is anticipated north and west of the storm track, according to NWS.
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