With the coldest part of winter gets ever closer, it’s important to keep in mind that Mother Nature is who’s in charge here and all too often our bodies can play tricks on us. There are varying severity levels of frostbite, so it’s very important to pay attention to the quiet clues. Below, we’ll list for you some of the more noticeable indications to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Last week was the week of Winter Storm Gia, but this weekend we will face Winter Storm Harper, and we are in for plenty more snow.
Harper has already made her way through parts of the west and is bringing along snow and ice paired with strong winds to the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast regions. Thus far, the heaviest snowfall has been in Lone Pine, California, where they reported five inches in just two hours of snowfall!
As snow continues throughout parts of the Rockie’s region and will also spread into the Dakota’s, Nebraska, Iowa, and southern Minnesota. Winter Storm Warnings/Watches (in cities including Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Hartford, Pittsburgh, and Des Moines) and Winter Weather Advisories have been passed down from the National Weather Service through the northern and central Plains region and east into the Great Lakes region into the New England region.
Winter Storm Gia was named late Thursday afternoon with the number of people within the storm warning range passed 2 million (that number qualifies it as a Winter Storm) but has now surpassed 19 million people! The snow began in Denver, Colorado on Friday morning and quickly accumulated over 4 inches, with 18 inches being reported in some areas. Power outages, dangerous road conditions, and wet, heavy, thick sludge is now formed in masses in most areas effected by this new Winter Storm. Driving in these conditions are a recipe for danger, with tires slipping due to the inability to create traction on roadways, which result in cars colliding into one another. Warnings of dangerous driving conditions and heavy snow and/or ice in effected areas.
Information: The Effects of Winter Storm Eboni in the South
The warm side of Winter Storm Eboni has brought along with it rains and heavy storms that have triggered flash floods and street flooding throughout areas of Mississippi and Alabama. Roads and some major highways are being blocked in order to provide safety for the surrounding communities and motorists after rescue for stalled motorists in high water areas became necessary. Thanks to the severity of Eboni, there are even No Travel Advisories being given in areas of North Dakota. Officials state that if traveling is a must, emergency kits are a must as well.
Winter storm Eboni began in the Pacific Northwest and spead snow throughout the Southwest of the United States, blizzard conditions to the Plains and snow and ice to the Midwest and New England areas. Eboni is a cross country winter storm that is making itself well-known (and hated), whether for the rain or the snow or the extreme winds, through the entire U.S.
A low-pressure system that became Winter Storm Eboni came ashore on the 24th near the California/Oregon border with snow and rain. More than a foot of snow hit Sierra Nevada that evening.