General United States Weather

Winter Weather Alerts from the Plains to Great Lakes

Highways will shut down across the country, from Colorado to Oklahoma to Kansas due to a blizzard blast with gusts up to 50mph and severely limited visibility. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a state of disaster emergency on Monday evening. Kelly said, “Stay off the roads if possible and be mindful of emergency response personnel working hard to keep our citizens safe.” More than 13.5 inches of snow have fallen in Lewiston, Nebraska, over the past 24 hours.

According to Fox Weather News, the Nebraska State Patrol responded to ‘well over’ 200 weather-related road incidents due to slick roads Monday.

Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan States are under a blanket of snow with strong gusts on Tuesday through Thursday. On Friday, 12-18-inch accumulation is predicted in east Wisconsin and west Michigan, in the Great Lake region. Winter Storm Watch in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan, and this weather alert is in effect through Friday, Jan. 12.

East Coast cities mostly faced inundation due to heavy rain and nearly a half-million are without power due to river flooding in Philadelphia, PA.

Fox Forecast Center says the temperature in the southern Plains and Northern U.S. will be below zero, which is the first time since the Great Freeze of Feb. 2021 due to a bitter blast of arctic air from Canada dropping down to the south.

Please stay safe, and keep yourselves warm.

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