Share this @internewscast.com

A HUGE winter storm is set to hit the country this weekend, with wild weather and warnings issued across parts of the US.

“Get ready, a major snowstorm is coming,” warned AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

The storm, named Izzy by The Weather Channel, is predicted to affect tens of millions of people over the next few days with intense ice, snow, wind, and rain.

There will be “major travel headaches” from North Dakota all the way down to northern Georgia and sprawling back up to Maine, says The Weather Channel.

AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said that the anticipated ice could contribute to power outages and tree damage.

Atlanta is in the path of the storm, which might end the city’s almost four-year streak without measurable snow.

The storm will end after a stint in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday and into Monday.

Heavy snow is forecast in the Northeast region with up to 18 inches by late Monday.

Read our snowstorm Izzy live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Prepping for power outages

    The Weather Channel shared a video on Twitter to help people prepare for possible power outages due to the storm.

    “Have a plan in place for power outages this weekend” the outlet shared. “Here’s how to prepare for #Izzy.”

  • Who names snowstorms?

    The Weather Channel names snowstorms.

    The outlet noted that the 2021-22 season is the 10th season The Weather Channel will be naming winter storms.

  • No-snow streak could end

    Atlanta, Georgia is in the path of the storm.

    If it does hit there, it might end the city’s almost four-year streak without measurable snow.

  • Where will the storm hit?

    The Midwest, South, and Northeast could all be impacted, the Weather Channel reported.

    The site said to expect major travel disruption in the Northeast starting late on Sunday into Monday, including flight cancellations.

  • When is the storm expected?

    The storm will hit parts of the country this weekend.

    Snow will spread southeastward during the day from the Northern Plains into parts of Minnesota, Iowa, and eastern Nebraska on Friday.

    The storm is expected to move southward Saturday and a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to develop from northeast Georgia into northern South Carolina, North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia that night.

    Snow is likely on Sunday from Kentucky and Tennessee across the Appalachians and on Monday, “Heavy, wind-driven snow is likely in much of the interior Northeast, from parts of West Virginia, western and central Pennsylvania and New York state into New England,” the Weather Channel reported.

  • Safety tips, continued

    Have a stock of batteries.

    If you lose power, know how to report the outage to your utility company.

    Keep pets in a warm place with access to food and water.

  • Safety tips

    The South Carolina Department of Emergency Management shared some driving safety tips and winter storm advice ahead of Izzy’s arrival:

    Avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas.

    If you must travel, be sure your vehicle is working properly, your cell phone is fully charged, and extra blankets and snacks are packed in case of delays.

  • How much snow to expect

    The National Weather Service said from 2 inches (5 centimeters) to 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of snow could fall as far south as northeast Georgia from Saturday evening though Sunday, and power outages and travel problems will be made all the worse by an additional coating of ice and winds gusting to 35 mph (56 km/h).

    Snow accumulations could reach 8 inches (20 centimeters) in the highest elevations.

  • The South prepares for storm

    Weather forecasters’ predictions of debilitating snow and ice as far south as Georgia sent parts of the region into a tizzy Friday with shoppers scouring store shelves for storm supplies and road crews trying to prevent a repeat of past wintertime debacles.

    In Virginia, where a blizzard left thousands of motorists trapped on clogged highways earlier this month. Some store shelves were stripped bare of essentials including bread and milk in North Carolina.

  • Winter storm watch

    A winter storm watch extended from just north of metro Atlanta to Arkansas in the west and Pennsylvania in the north, covering parts of 10 states including Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

    Travel problems could extend into metro Atlanta, where about 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow brought traffic to a slip-sliding halt in 2014, an event still known as “Snowmaggedon.”

  • From 6 to 12 inches of snow

    Anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snowfall is expected to encompass the eastern Dakotas to western Minnesota and Iowa, AccuWeather said.

    Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas City are all in the path of the storm.

    Into early Saturday, difficult driving conditions are expected throughout this region.

  • ‘Get reeady’

    “Get ready, a major snowstorm is coming,” warned AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

    The storm, named Izzy by The Weather Channel, is predicted to affect tens of millions of people over the next few days with intense ice, snow, wind, and rain.

    There will be “major travel headaches” from North Dakota all the way down to northern Georgia and sprawling back up to Maine, says The Weather Channel.

  • ‘Plenty of snow ahead’

    The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes shared satellite images of the storm on Friday, warning that the winter storm is just getting started.

    He wrote: “Winter Storm #Izzy has a long way to go, with plenty of snow, ice and wind ahead.

    “Be safe and avoid travel, if possible.”

  • Possible flight cancellations

    In the Midwest, Southwest Airlines warned of possible flight cancellations, diversions and delays Friday and Saturday at airports in St. Louis; the Twin Cities; Kansas City, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska.

    “The duration of snowfall is likely to be from 14 to 20 hours in most locations, which should allow for widespread accumulation of over 4 inches and some locations exceeding 8 or more inches,” the weather service in Des Moines said.

  • Travel could be difficult

    The fast-moving storm may make travel difficult across parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest into the Mid-Mississippi Valley through Saturday morning, forecasters said.

    Several southern states along with portions of the Northeast were bracing for the possibility of snow and ice over the weekend.

  • Midwest saw snow on Friday

    Heavy snow spread Friday across a large swath of the Midwest, where travel conditions deteriorated and scores of schools closed or moved to online instruction.

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for parts of Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois, where forecasters were expecting up to 10 inches (24 centimeters) of fresh snow.

    “This snow will combine with gusty winds to produce slippery, snow covered roads and significantly reduced visibility,” the Weather Service said on Twitter. “Travel will likely become hazardous to dangerous at times.”

  • Several airlines issue travel waivers

    CNN’s Pete Muntean reports that Southwest, United, Delta, and American Airlines have all issued travel waivers ahead of this weekend’s winter storm.

    Weather forecasters are predicting debilitating snow and ice as far south as Georgia.

  • North Carolina under emergency order

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an emergency order and the administration urged people to stay at home after the storm hits.

    The state highway agency warned that labor shortages meant crews might not respond to problems areas as quickly as normal.

    “We just don’t have as many people to drive the trucks or operate the equipment,” said Marcus Thompson, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

  •  Tennessee could get 6 inches of snow

    Parts of Tennessee could get as much as 6 inches of snow, forecasters said, and northern Mississippi and the Tennessee Valley region of Alabama could receive light snow accumulations.

    With lows predicted in the 20s across a wide area, any precipitation could freeze and make driving difficult.

  • Snow expected in the South

    The National Weather Service said from 2 inches to 5 inches of snow could fall as far south as northeast Georgia from Saturday evening through Sunday, and power outages and travel problems will be made all the worse by an additional coating of ice and winds gusting to 35 mph.

    Snow accumulations could reach 8 inches in the highest elevations.

  • South Carolina issues emergency order

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued an emergency order saying the state would likely feel the effects of the major winter storm starting Sunday morning.

    “There is a potential for very dangerous conditions caused by accumulations of ice and snow, which will likely result in power outages across the state,” he said.

  • State of emergency in Virginia

    Virginia Govornor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Friday ahead of a storm expected to bring snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain to much of the state this weekend.

    “We expect this storm to have a significant impact in many parts of Virginia,” Governor Northam said.

    “Declaring a state of emergency now allows our emergency responders to prepare, and to move supplies and equipment where they expect to need them the most. This also gives Governor-elect Youngkin the ability to respond to any storm needs swiftly. I urge Virginians to take this storm seriously and make preparations now.”

  • Winter storm names

    These are the names the Weather Channel chose for winter storms during the 2021 to 2022 season:

    • Atticus
    • Bankston
    • Carrie
    • Delphine
    • Elmer
    • Frida
    • Garrett
    • Hatcher
    • Izzy
    • Jasper
    • Kenan
    • Landon
    • Miles
    • Nancy
    • Oaklee
    • Phyllis
    • Quinlan
    • Rachel
    • Silas
    • Tad
    • Usher
    • Vega
    • Willow
    • Xandy
    • Yeager
    • Zion
  • ‘Stay safe on the roads’

    A weather enthusiast on Twitter shared tips for staying safe on the road for anyone planning to drive during Winter Storm Izzy.

    “If anyone will be driving during Winter Storm #Izzy, here are some tips to stay safe on the roads,” the account shared.

    “Make sure to pack a blanket and some flashlights just in case you do get stuck. Also remember to drive slow and carefully when on the roadways. Stay safe!”

  • Heavy snow expected in Northeast

    Heavy snow is forecast in the Northeast region with up to a possible 18 inches by late Monday.

    The greatest chance for heavy snow is expected north and west of the Boston-Washington Interstate 95 line, from parts of Northern Virginia to Maine, according to Weather.com.

Source: thesun

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Gavin Newsom Seizes on Roe Reversal to Bid for Democratic Leadership

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is using the recent Supreme Court decision to…

Protesters in St. Augustine respond to Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Protests continued Saturday in response to the Supreme…

Couple sues Boston hospital after losing baby’s body

A Massachusetts couple whose prematurely born baby girl died less than two…

At Least 15 Shot Friday into Saturday Night Across Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

At least 15 people were shot, three of them fatally, Friday into…

Women ‘Twerking for Abortions’ As Roe v. Wade Overruled

Pro-abortion demonstrators twerked to music on Friday at a gathering in Dallas, Texas,…

China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. FILE – Chinese President…

Supreme Court ruling on firearms a victory for gun rights advocates

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to carry…

Tesla plans to unveil ‘Optimus’ humanoid robot in September

Elon Musk’s car company Tesla will unveil its AI humanoid robot called ‘Optimus’…