Winter Storm Hits Eastern and Central US

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Release date: 
January 8, 1999
Release Number: 
HQ-99-013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --The National Weather Service (NWS)reports much of the eastern and middle United States will see snow, freezing rain and an ice-snow mix today. NWS has posted either winter weather advisories or warnings for most states from Vermont. Depending on elevation, some of areas could see up to four or more inches of snow.

From Michigan to Tennessee, the threat includes the added problem of ice accumulations in many areas. NWS forecasters expect Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska will see freezing drizzle in many counties.

The biggest concern in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana appears to be the possibility of flooding from rain that is forecast to fall throughout the day. The NWS has posted a flash flood watch for northeast Louisiana, southeast Arkansas and northwest Mississippi. The system could bring up to three inches of rain to these states through the evening. The rain is expected to extend into much of the southeastern US.

In the West, NWS has issued high wind warning for nearly all of Southern California.

By tomorrow, NWS forecasters expect the ice to move northeast into New England. Snow will continue in the Ohio Valley tomorrow while the South and Eastern Seaboard will have rain.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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