Blizzard Warnings Storm Across Midwest: Historic Snow Fall, Hurricane Force Wind
Blizzard warnings have been issued across the United States Midwest. Many states are expected to see historic snow fall, with snow storms dumping two to three inches per hour in the worst hit areas like Texas. Some areas have recorded Hurricane force winds of up to 75 MPH.
These blizzards warnings are the second set of winter storms in a week. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the last blizzard warning could be compared to the Nemo blizzard that recently hit the Northeast, although so far such snow storms have not been comparable to the 1978 blizzard.
The National Weather Service also warned of fierce thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast:
“A winter storm will bring a variety of hazards to parts of the central & southern U.S. on Monday. Heavy snow is possible from the Mid-Mississippi Valley to the southern Plains, with blizzard conditions possible for some locations. Parts of central Okla., Kan. & western Mo. could see more than a foot of snow through Tuesday. Severe thunderstorms are possible on Monday across much of the Gulf Coast.”
The Washington Post reports that a strong low pressure system is feeding the wintry beast. Greg Carbin, a meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center, talked to the WP about the blizzard warnings:
“The more intense the low, the stronger the storm as far as pulling air in. That’s what gives us the high winds.”
Texans will hate to hear that these blizzard warnings spell disaster for cattle ranchers. Grazing cattle and calves are expected to be at great risk during the snow storms.
The silver lining to the blizzard warnings is that some experts are predicting that this massive blizzard provide some relief for drought-stricken areas of the country. Victor Murphy with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, Texas told the Associated Press what we might expect:
“Is it a drought buster? Absolutely not. Will it bring short-term improvement? Yes.”
In addition to blizzard warnings from TV and Radio, some people turn to social media like Twitter and Facebook to find out the weather conditions warnings in their area. What is your preferred method for looking up blizzard warnings?