Winter storm buffets the Midwest with ice and snow
Today, several states caught in the wake of Winter Storm Q have declared a State of Emergency. According to Weather Underground, the massive storm has been moving eastward leaving heavy snow in some places and thick ice in others.
Both Kansas and Missouri have declared state-wide emergencies. Nebraska has also issued a snow emergency for Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding regions including Council Bluffs, IA. More than a foot of snow, currently14.5″, has accumulated in Wichita, KS. If snow fall exceeds 15″ it will officially broken the current record set in 1962.
Hazardous road conditions caused by sleet and slush have resulted in several accidents. In Oklahoma, an 18 year old young man was killed when his truck slid into oncoming traffic. A similar accident occurred in Nebraska in which a young woman, 18, was killed when an SUV skidded into her car. While there were no fatalities, in Arkansas, a school bus lost control and skated off the road injuring three.
Weather Underground offers a forecast for Winter Storm Q detailing which states and cities should expect precipitation, an in what form, as well as the storm continues its eastward journey. Those interested can view the storm on WunderMap, a radar map in which users can watch animations of the storm’s past movements or its projected path.
Tomorrow the storm will impact Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, West Virgina, and possibly North Carolina and Pennsylvania. For details on road conditions in your area, see this list of Interstate Forecast Conditions.
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