A prolonged major winter storm will continue to bring widespread heavy snow and blizzard conditions …The National Weather Service (NWS) in its Thursday morning forecast. A winter storm is set to soon span the U.S. from coast to coast, with at least 75 million Americans under winter weather alerts.
Why It Matters: The storm will reach nearly every corner of the U.S., causing regions like the West, Midwest, and parts of the East Coast to experience extreme winter weather. This is particularly uncharacteristic for some areas, such as L.A. County, where they have issued their first blizzard warning since 1989. Meanwhile, “record-setting warmth is expected” in areas such as the Southeast, Gulf Coast, and southern Mid-Atlantic, where temps could reach up to 30 to 40 degrees higher than normal.
Impacted Travel: More than 1,600 flights within the U.S., flying into the U.S., or flying out of the U.S. were cancelled on Wednesday in light of the storm’s severity, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. Click HERE to check the numbers on today’s cancellations.
by Jenna Lee,