Three winter storms set to pound much of the United States this week

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Tens of millions of people to be affected – 1,500 cancelled flights so far – School closings already reported across Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Several major winter storms are set to hit the U.S. this week, two of which are already bringing dangerous snow and ice.

The first storm slammed the Northeast today. Snowfall in New York City and Philadelphia could total 8 inches, while wide swaths of Maryland, West Virginia, and southern Ohio could see snowfall totals of as  much as 10 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The second storm is expected to pound the Midwest and Ohio Valley on Tuesday, dumping up to 10 inches of snow in Kansas, up to six inches across Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and 3 to 6 inches in Chicago and Detroit.

The Mississippi Valley could also see some of the white stuff, said said Guy Walton, a forecaster with The Weather Channel.

And finally, a third winter storm could have a high impact on the Rockies on Friday, along with a wintry mix across the Tennessee Valley, Walton said.

2 thoughts on “Three winter storms set to pound much of the United States this week”

  1. With the turnaround of the PDO it would be interesting to know the stat of the warm current The Pineapple Express that keeps the Northwest coast. warmer if wetter than would normally be.

  2. There hasn’t been any major alerts in Canada since the vortex passed through. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s gotten warmer. On the Pacific coast, some areas of British Columbia have Arctic outflow warnings and special weather statements, as an Arctic high has settled in west of the Rockies. Daytime highs only near freezing and gusty winds could give windchills around -20C (-4F), which is pretty chilly for that area.

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