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SNOW STORMS, HAIL, and ICE STORMS

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Frozen nation: At least 11 dead as cold, ice and snow grip US

December 7, 2013

 

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By M. Alex Johnson and Erin McClam, NBC News

"Arctic air, snow and freezing rain was expected across parts of the U.S. Saturday from California to the Northeast, as the winter storm that has killed 11 people continues to wreak havoc.

 

The Weather Channel forecast rain, freezing temperatures and snow in areas from the Golden State into the southern Rockies on Saturday and then a lighter dusting in the Midwest by Sunday -- but the dangerous threat of more freezing rain. Temperatures as low as 27 degrees were expected in usually mild Las Vegas and surrounding areas, while New England was set to get the tail end by Monday.

 

The deaths of at least 11 people — including three in California and the mayor of a small Missouri town — were blamed on the deep freeze, which canceled hundreds of flights and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

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"North Texas was especially hard hit: About 165,000 people were still left in the dark Friday night after sleet weighed down power lines and snapped tree branches. Dallas called off its marathon for this weekend, with many of the thousands of expected runners unable to get there.

 

More than 1,600 flights were canceled at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. And sister airlines American and American Eagle, which are based in Fort Worth, canceled about 1,370 flights across the country because of the weather in Texas.

 

"We are far from over here," said Jim Cantore, a storm tracker for The Weather Channel. With a morning low forecast to be 17 degrees, the Dallas area could have "big problems, especially with these winds continuing to blow everything around."

 

Five states had recorded at least 2½ feet of snow since Wednesday. The highest total was 35 inches, near Two Harbors, Minn.

Winter storm warnings covered parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The manager of a Home Depot store in Dallas concluded: "It's almost like a Black Friday. But I guess we'll call it an Ice Friday."

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http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/06/21787171-frozen-nation-at-least-11-dead-as-cold-ice-and-snow-grip-us

 

 

 

OK NOW BE AWARE   EAST COAST...

Winter Storm Dion to Bring Snow, Ice From West to the Northeast

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-dion-forecast-20131204

 

 

Reddwolf just sent me this so I will add it here..

 

http://www.theweatherspace.com/2013/12/07/ice-storm-warning-2/

 

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Not exactly a super snowstorm, but one to keep a record of:  Snow falling in the Australian Alps during SUMMER.  The article says a small dusting is normal in southern Australia during the warmer months, but this looks more than a little dusting to me!  (Thanks to Suspicious 0bservers Dec 11 news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZXb-SUPWbM#t=0)

 

 

UPDATE: A day after we posted images of fresh summer snow falling across the Australian Alps, we've updated our original story with new images that show the ground getting whiter... and whiter... and whiter.

Thredbo resort in new South Wales is now in the very unusual position of desperately needing its snow to melt. Thredbo has a huge mountain bike event this weekend but the course is currently snow-covered. Hopefully, forecast warmer tempreatures will take care of things.

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Yes, that’s the correct date. The upper slopes of Thredbo this morning (Friday) Source: NewsComAu

 

 

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And THAT’S why they have orange poles. Perisher ski resort in NSW yesterday during the summer blizzard. Source:NewsComAu

 

 

 

THURSDAY'S STORY

THIS is just the beginning. The really cold air and the really heavy snow is due later in the day, but snow is already falling today across the high country of New South Wales and Victoria.

And yes, it's December 5. The fifth day of summer. Your calendar is not wrong.

Snow is not a freak event in southern Australia in the warmer months. A small dusting usually appears on the higher parts of the Australian Alps at least once each summer.

Today's system is a little stronger than your typical out-of-season wintry blast, and snow accumulations could reach as much as 20 cm by tonight.

Now here's your updated Friday view of the same location.

 

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That’s almost more than they had in winter. Source: NewsComAu

 

And here's a view of the same mountain, Thredbo, from the valley looking up. Ah, summer in Australia, eh?

 

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Quick, someone crank up the lifts. Source: NewsComAu

 
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It's funny, I was actually wondering if you posted that to test me out  :P

 

Thanks for the confirmation picture though.. that's quite a bit of snow!

 

Cheers.

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yes there was indeed snow on the Victorian Alps in December 2013 - thats not unheard of in Victoria which gets occasional sweeps of Antarctic air flow - even during the Christmas-New Year break. 

 

see  major metropolitan daily newspaper from Melbourne: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-shivers-through-coldest-december-day-since-2006-20131205-2ysyx.html

 

and from their competitor network

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/snow-falling-in-australia-in-summer-that-is-all/story-e6frflp0-1226775945701'

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going to put a couple of videos here about river happenings in N.Dakota and Colorado
 
RARE GIANT SPINNING ICE DISC DISCOVERED IN NORTH DAKOTA'S Sheyenne River
 
 


 
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This was posted to YT back in Nov. and if it's posted somewhere else on Chani, that's ok too.
 
 
See rare ice phenomenon in Colorado river

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53N4UeAq-Ss

 

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Cairo hit by first snowfall in more than 100 years: Jerusalem covered in one meter of snow

December 13, 2013

 

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"CAIROSnow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem, which is set in high hills, and thousands in and around the city were left without power. Israeli soldiers and police rescued hundreds trapped in their cars by snow and ice. In the West Bank, the branches of olive trees groaned under the weight of snow. In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight, tweeting pictures of snow-dusted parks and squares. In other parts of the city, rain and hail rocketed down. On social media, some joked that the snowfall was the mystical work of Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, the military strongman who is the focus of something of a cult of personality among his followers. Sisi led the coup five months ago against the highly unpopular but democratically elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi. Storm-driven waves lashed Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, and fishermen in the ancient port city of Alexandria were warned by authorities against putting out to sea. In the Sinai Peninsula, snow fell on Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine’s monastery at its foot. Sleet washed the dusty fronds of desert palm trees. "

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Rare, historic snowstorm paralyzes Jerusalem

 

 

 

 "Snow continues to fall across Israel Friday morning, reaching new regions of the country and causing major power outages and road closures. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat released a statement saying “we are battling a storm of rare ferocity.” The capital has over 37 centimeters (15 inches) of snow, with deeper snowfall in other areas. A weather forecaster on public radio described the storm as “historic,” as Jerusalem temperatures already dropped to 2 degrees Celsius (35.6 Fahrenheit), and are expected to drop below freezing. Snow is anticipated to continue falling through Saturday. The views in Jerusalem are spectacular, as the hills of the city turn white and the rooftops in older neighborhoods wear a white contrast to the Jerusalem stone. A power outage has affected more than half of Jerusalem, although some areas are reporting a return of electricity. In Kiryat Moshe, Merkaz Harav Yeshiva opened its dormitory and dining room to stranded families who reached the entrance of the city, where the yeshiva is located, but could not get to their destination. Many more drivers were stuck on the roads in the city overnight, without food and water, after attempting to reach the city to see the snow."

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One thousand mile long snowstorm to pummel U.S. Northeast

December 14, 2013

 

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"Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people. Thanks to recent Arctic air making roads and sidewalks much colder compared to previous storms, enough snow to shovel and plow is in store from parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey to much of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Not only will the storm make roads and sidewalks slippery, raising the risk for slip-and-fall incidents and auto accidents, but it is likely to cause many flight delays and cancellations. The visibility will be poor, runways will become snow covered and aircraft will need to be de-iced. The storm could cause shipping delays and force Christmas shoppers to change their plans for the weekend. The recent cold weather, this storm, and others will translate to plenty of snow on the ski slopes. –Accuweather"

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Snowstorm brings dangerous travel conditions

Mark Scoforo

December 15, 2013

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A wide swath of the Northeast got another shot of wintry weather on Saturday, giving a boost to ski resorts but hampering travel and complicating shopping plans less than two weeks before Christmas.

 

Parts of New England could see up to a foot by the time the front pulls out early Sunday and ushers in high winds that could be a hazard of their own. Up to 14 inches could fall in coastal towns in Maine.

 

Multiple accidents were reported on roadways throughout the Midwest and Northeast, while airports reported about 1,000 cancelations as some parts of the Northeast got a third round of snow in a week's time — and well before the official start of winter.

 

At resorts and ski towns in Northern New England, the snow was a welcome sight for the slopes.

"We have been watching (the forecast) since people first started talking about it on Monday or Tuesday," said Ethan Austin, spokesman for the Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. "We're pretty psyched."

The snow-dampened shopping weekend in mid-December was not such good news for retailers.

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http://news.yahoo.com/snowstorm-brings-dangerous-travel-conditions-005141340.html

 

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Weather extremes: December snowfall breaks 112-year record in Calgary

December 22, 2013

 

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CANADADecember snowfall in Calgary has broken a 112-year record according to the city. The City made the announcement in a tweet Saturday morning after weeks of on-and-off heavy snowfall left many residents complaining about the lack of snow removal in parts of Calgary. “A total of 43.8 cm of snow has fallen in #yyc this month. We haven’t seen this much snow in 112 years!” tweeted the City.

 

Snow removal crews are currently focusing their efforts on Priority 2 routes, which include connector roadways, bus routes and roads that carry 5,000 to 19,999 vehicles per day. As of 1 p.m. MT Friday, city officials said snow removal on those routes is 42 per cent complete. Crews are also spreading salt to help melt snow and ice because of the relatively warmer temperatures.

 

As snow removal in the northeast moves along, the extra resources used in the area will be moved elsewhere to assist with road clearing. In the northeast, crews have now completed snow removal in Saddleridge, Taradale and Marlborough. Crews have completed 80 per cent of snow removal in Coral Springs and Mayland Heights. In Falconridge, Whitehorn, Martindale, Castleridge and Temple, crews are still working on maintaining roads. In the northwest, snow removal is complete in North Haven and Tuscany. In the southwest and southeast, crews are continuing to flat blade residential routes. –CBC

 

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Extreme weather is not strictly confined to Canada. Egypt was hit with a very are snow storm last week. Cairo had been transformed into a winter wonderland after a “historic” storm in the Middle East brought a rare treat to Egypt’s capital Friday (Dec. 13): a blanket of powdery, white snow.

 

 Due to Cairo’s low rate of precipitation and typically above-freezing winter temperatures, snow is an exceptionally unusual weather phenomenon for the North African city. So unusual, in fact, that the Los Angeles Times, citing local news reports, writes that the last recorded snowfall in Cairo was more than 100 years ago. Ali Abdelazim, an official at the city’s meteorological centre, confirmed to the Agence France-Presse this is the  “first time in very many years” that snow has fallen in the Cairo area. Excited Egytians took to social media Friday to share photographs of the unusual meteorological event. -HP

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Ice Storm 2013 Power Outages Still Affecting Thousands, Toronto Officials Urge Caution (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

December 24, 2013 updated December 25, 2013

Diana Menta

 

The Canadian Press

UPDATE: An extreme weather warning continues in the Toronto area and overnight, Toronto Hydro had restored power to 230,000 homes, leaving 70,000 still without power Christmas morning.

 

"TORONTO -- As tens of thousands in communities from Ontario to the Maritimes faced the possibility of a Christmas without power, officials issued an urgent warning for residents to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in their attempts to stay warm.

The call came as temperatures dropped along the path of a nasty storm which had downed power lines, left trees and roads covered in ice and caused widespread travel delays since the weekend.

"It's really cold, so that's why the concern arises,'' Environment Canada meteorologist Marie-Eve Giguere said of the warning that was being sounded Tuesday in communities where some were in their third full day without power.

Much of southern Ontario and southern Quebec experienced temperatures between -15 and -20, with the mercury expected to drop further through the night. Parts of the Maritimes that had been hit by the ice storm on Monday weren't quite as cold, but still experienced temperatures below zero

"It usually happens behind a strong system, you get very cold air in behind,'' said Giguere.

Warmth-craving residents were being urged to take advantage of warming centres or the hospitality of friends and family rather than using gas-powered generators, charcoal stoves or even barbecues indoors, scenarios which led to a number of people being rushed to hospital."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/ice-storm-2013-power-outage_n_4497332.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Chilling NASA Image Shows White-Out Winter Storm From Space

Fran Berkman

January 3, 2014

 

"The other half of the United States is still there, but you might not know it from this NASA satellite image.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center uploaded the picture to Flickr and shared it on one of the agency's Twitter accounts Friday morning. The true-color image shows a winter storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the East Coast."

 

Though the image may just look like a first-grader got hold of a bottle of white out and a map of the U.S., NASA, on Flickr, offered up an explanation as to how the agency generated it. The white-washed image is a composite of multiple shots NASA's Aqua satellite captured Thursday, using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.

Meanwhile, in parts of Canada this week, temperatures have been comparable to those that NASA's Curiosity rover experiences — on Mars."

http://mashable.com/2014/01/03/nasa-winter-storm-image/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

 

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wish it was snowing in S.E. Qld right now

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snowing!!! landownunder how could you wish for snow - it is such a cold thing to be around and I hate the cold...... LOL

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wish it was snowing in S.E. Qld right now

 

I had a dream last week that it was snowing on the Sunshine Coast and I had to rescue a few Chanites (not saying who) who's car stalled due to the cold.   :wtf:

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Significant snowstorm Tuesday, with widespread 4″ or greater amounts

January 20, 2014

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow

 

* Winter storm warning Tuesday for entire region *

 

"3:30 p.m. update: You may wonder: It’s 58 degrees outside, how is it going to snow and stick tomorrow? Answer: An arctic front in advancing south and east (coming through this evening), and temperatures will steadily drop to below freezing by dawn. In the upper Midwest, readings are currently in the single digits and below zero.

 

If temperatures end up a little warmer than forecast or are a bit slow to cool, we might “lose” a little accumulation to melting early on in the storm, but we’ve factored that into our forecast and feel confident that enough cold air and enough moisture will arrive to overcome today’s warmth."

 

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Weather map from 2:30 p.m. shows cold front northwest of D.C., but headed southeast (National Weather Service)

 

"From 12:46 p.m.: Accumulating snow is likely on Tuesday as a disturbance from the north (or “clipper”) dives to our south and then intensifies as it tracks across North Carolina to the coast."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/01/20/significant-snowstorm-tuesday-with-widespread-4-or-greater-amounts/

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 Quarter of Slovenian homes in the dark after ice, blizzards cut power

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February 3, 2014

 

 

"(Reuters) - A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity on Monday after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported.

Leading daily newspaper Delo described it as the worst devastation in living memory.

 

More than 40 percent of schools were closed and only about a third of those were due to reopen on Tuesday, STA said.

It said the power cuts had affected more than 250,000 people, or one in four families, in the country."

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/03/us-slovenia-weather-idUSBREA120WX20140203

  

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Welcome to part of the new Northern Hemisphere

 

Why oh why didn't the driver stop to give those 2 people a lift. People are often so selfish in their thinking, it saddens me no end.

 

Cheers Redster   :-*

 

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Tokyo hit by heaviest snowstorm in more than 10 years
February 8, 2014

 

 

"TOKYO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- About 4 inches of snow fell Saturday in Tokyo, the most the Japanese capital has seen in more than a decade, meteorologists said.

 

The storm disrupted transportation, with trains running as much as 70 minutes behind schedule and dozens of crashes reported on the roads, the Asahi Shimbun reported. By afternoon, all domestic flights into and out of Haneda Airport had been canceled.

 

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snowfall warning for the region in 13 years. As much as 8 inches was forecast for the city by noon Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, with higher totals in mountainous areas around Tokyo.

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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/02/08/Tokyo-hit-by-heaviest-snowstorm-in-more-than-10-years/UPI-85001391876028/
 

Salem police make chains, traction tires required

February 7, 2014

 

 

"SALEM, OR (KPTV) - After heavy snowfall led to deteriorating road conditions Friday, Salem police issued a travel advisory for the entire city, making chains or traction tires a requirement.

 

All carsicon1.png must have chains or traction tires until midnight Saturday, police said, and drivers need to be prepared for low visibility due to the heavy snowfall and deteriorating road conditions.

 

The poor drivingicon1.png conditions also led the city to close the Marion Street Bridge so road crews could plow and sand the bridge and on/off ramps."

http://www.kptv.com/story/24668285/salem-police-make-chains-traction-tires-required

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Ice Storm to Batter the South Tuesday, Wednesday

February 10, 2014

Kristina Pydynowski,

 

 

"Rounds of snow and ice will severely threaten travel and daily routines across the interior South through this week before a major winter storm attempts to take a run at the Northeast.

 

The same storm that brought record snow to Seattle on Saturday will cause some snow and an icy mix to drop southward to northern Texas and the Tennessee Valley Monday and Monday night.

 

Initially through Monday night, the ice will not be substantial. However, that does not mean residents and travelers should let their guard down."

 

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/south-faces-extended-snow-ice/23124736

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More heavy snow paralyzes Tokyo, commuters

February 14, 2014

 

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"Heavy snow fell on Tokyo for the second this time week, forcing some companies to cancel work and send their employees home. Nissan Motor Co.’s Yokohama office asked its employees to head home early because snow has already impeded plane and railway services.

 

The Japan Meterological Agency said to prepare for as much as 10 centimeters, or 4 inches, of snowfall within the next 24 hours in Tokyo. Just last weekend, a record 24 centimeters of snow fell on the Japanese capital. Broadcasting company NHK reported that the amount of snow over the weekend was worst snowfall to hit the city in 45 years. Train and plane services were paralyzed because of the snow, leaving many commuters stranded. While ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., had to cancel 138 domestic and international flights, while six lines from the East Japan Railway Co. were stopped from running. On the other hand, bullet trains such as those from Central Japan Railway Co. were only delayed for up to 50 minutes, as wells as lines from West Japan Railway Co."

 http://japandailypress.com/more-heavy-snow-paralyzes-tokyo-commuters-1444258/

 

 

Blizzard to Lash Eastern New England Saturday

February 14, 2014

Alex Sosnowski

 

"Into the first part of the weekend, light to moderate snow will push from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states, but a blizzard is forecast to develop in eastern New England.

 

The storm has the potential to bring a new round of ground and airline disruptions to parts of the South and East that were hit with the winter storm at midweek and also to some places that escaped the storm in the Midwest.

 

The storm is forecast to remain rather weak along most of its journey. However, it could bring just enough snow to treat, shovel and plow from parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to much of Kentucky and Tennessee into Friday afternoon.

 

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"Motorists are advised to exercise caution this evening along Interstates 64, 65, 71 and 75 in Kentucky as temperatures falling below freezing can make for icy travel. Similar conditions in southeastern Pennsylvania early this morning contributed to a multiple vehicle accident on the Turnpike, north of Philadelphia.

The storm brought between 1 and 4 inches over a large part of Iowa and northern Missouri early Friday and was heading across central IIlinois toward Indiana during the midday Friday. St. Louis received a wintry mix."

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/new-snowstorm-on-deck-for-midw/23273115

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