Cross Country Storm To Devastate Northwest America

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Climate Crisis, Environmental News

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Anticipated to commence on Sunday in the West and traverse the nation, a fresh cross-country storm is projected to reach the East Coast by Wednesday evening. Eleven states, spanning from Washington to New Mexico, were placed on alert for heavy snow and strong winds on Sunday morning. As the storm progresses into Monday, it will extend from California to the Rockies, bringing anticipated snowfall, robust winds, and coastal rain.

Cross Country Storm To Devastate Northwest America

The cross-country storm was developing in the Western region, leading to winter weather alerts for millions of Americans in a nearly uninterrupted span from California to Maine. In California, over 170,000 electricity consumers, with more than half in the San Francisco Bay Area, had already experienced power outages before midnight. Pacific Gas & Electric cited wind impact on electrical equipment as the cause. The San Francisco National Weather Service office noted that strong winds had caused tree damage and roof destruction.

Persistent heavy mountain snow is anticipated in the Northwest on Monday, spanning from Washington and Oregon to Montana and Utah. While not predicted to be a significant storm for California, the region from San Francisco to Los Angeles may experience light showers. In the highest elevations of the Sierras, however, up to a foot of snowfall is possible.

During Tuesday afternoon and evening, the storm is set to advance into the Midwest, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms from Missouri to Michigan. This includes major cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

The primary risk associated with these severe thunderstorms includes the potential for destructive winds, sizable hail, and a limited number of tornadoes. As Wednesday unfolds, the severe weather is expected to progress into the Mid-South, posing a threat of damaging winds from Kentucky to Alabama. This encompasses major cities like Louisville, Nashville, and Memphis. (Source: ABC News)

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