83 Million People Across the US Are Currently Under Winter Storm Alerts
Depending on where you live, you might be getting snowed in. There is currently a winter storm alert in the United States that impacts approximately 83 million people. In some areas, snowfall is expected at a rate of up to two inches of snow per hour. That’s a lot of snowfall at a rate faster than snowplows can keep up.
From the state of Washington clear across the country to states in New England, you can expect heavy snow, but there will be snowfall further south as well. Cities such as Nashville, Tennessee, can also expect to experience a lot of snow.
The winter weather alert starts now and lasts through Friday. Watch the video below to learn more about what to expect including which direction the storm is moving and which freeways will be impacted.
If you are one of the 83 million people impacted by this winter storm alert, please take precautions. Stay home if possible. Nobody wants to be caught in a snow storm and stranded in their car waiting for a snow plow. For example, there was a 50 mile traffic jam in Virginia due to snow that left some drivers trapped in their cars for over 24 hours.
In addition to just snow, this storm could also cause high winds in some areas including New England. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg believes this storm could result in a bomb cyclone. A bomb cyclone is when a storm’s central pressure drops drastically in 24 hours. This would be the first bomb cyclone of 2022.
Do you like winter weather? Is this winter storm headed your way?