News Alerts

06 Dec 2018 | 12:50 AM UTC

US: Winter storm to bring snow, ice to I-40 corridor December 7-10

United States of America News Alert

Snow, ice, and freezing rain forecast from New Mexico to Appalachians from December 7-10; transportation and power disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/10/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Denver). COUNTRY/REGION New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

A major winter storm is predicted to move across southern states beginning Friday, December 7, and lasting until Monday, December 10. The storm is forecast to bring freezing rain, ice, and snow to large parts of the US, from New Mexico to North Carolina and Virginia, roughly along the Interstate-40 corridor. Up to 15 cm (6 in) of snow is possible in the southern Plains and up to 45 cm (18 in) of snow could fall in the western portions of North Carolina and Virginia. Dangerous driving conditions and power outages are possible in all affected areas.

Winter precipitation is predicted to begin Friday with freezing rain in New Mexico, the Texas panhandle, and Oklahoma before transitioning to snow by Saturday, December 8. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain is also expected in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas beginning Friday evening (local time). The storm will continue to move east, bringing rain and mixed precipitation to Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia on Saturday until Monday, December 10. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, maintain flexible travel itineraries, avoid unnecessary driving, and anticipate flight delays and cancelations, dangerous driving conditions, and power outages.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news