What do experts say about the winter storm warning?

What does the current winter storm warning say?

Conditions are favourable for frigid winter weather, with the possibility of heavy sleet, snow, ice storms, snow and showers, or both. Although Louisiana is much less likely to experience heavy snow and snow accumulation than most other states, severe winter weather is expected to occur in Louisiana at least once each winter. 

Louisiana’s harsh winter 

Climate includes freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall, usually in the rain, freezing rain, or sleet, but occasionally snow and ice.    

Winter Storm Warnings are issued in connection with significant winter weather, including snow, ice, sleet and rain or snowfall, or a combination of snow. Winter weather warnings are issued when snow, heavy snow, ice, sleet, or various winter events are expected, but conditions must not be severe enough to qualify for the warning. Winter Warning: Cold, ice and/or snow expected (two to five inches).    

Weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconvenience and may be dangerous. Be prepared for winter driving conditions and possible driving difficulties. In addition to low temperatures, snow and ice, winter brings difficult driving conditions and the possibility of destructive and deadly storms.    

Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes strong winds, frost, sleet and freezing rain. Frigid temperatures can also be accompanied by strong winds, contributing to the wind chill factor and exacerbating cold conditions. Even in cold temperatures, strong winds are more likely to cause weather-related severe health problems. Windchill warnings are issued for a combination of frigid air and strong winds that produce dangerously low wind chill values.    

A wind chill warning is issued when low wind chill temperatures are expected but do not meet local warning standards. An icing/icing warning is issued when freezing temperatures are expected. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued winter storm warnings, watches, and warnings to alert the public when dangerous conditions are expected in the winter. This product is issued by the National Weather Service when winter storms occur or are expected to result in heavy snow or significant ice accumulation.   

Provide current US, Winter Storm, Blizzard, Northern Easter, and Blizzard warnings from the National Weather Service. Local National Weather Service forecast services are issued for selected counties or parts of counties when a severe winter storm causes sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 mph or more, heavy falls, and/or snow showers that often reduce visibility 1/4. Miles or less for three hours or more is UPCOMING or IN PROGRESS. A snowstorm warning is issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 mph or greater are expected, as well as significant amounts of falling or falling snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter of a mile) for three hours or more. Snowstorm warnings are determined by the National Weather Service for different country areas and how people in a particular area can handle snow.    

In the Deep South, blizzard warnings could be issued at one inch of snowfall, while less than 4 inches of snow is forecast in Maine; Snow warnings may not be issued. In terms of total snowfall, numbers have increased for most cities since our update yesterday, except Colorado Springs, which could result in adverse winds causing snow. In addition, 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall into the region from tonight through Thursday evening due to a robust thunderstorm system. In addition, this expected increase will result in ice breaking on the river, raising the risk of localized flooding of ice jams tonight through Friday.   

The snow will return to the Front Range tonight and tonight and bring a few inches of snow to many of us across the region before we leave on Thursday. At times, there will be heavy snow, which will likely affect traffic from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning. Light snow is expected from the Southern Plains to Wisconsin before the Arctic air mass passes the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley Friday through Saturday, bringing sub-zero temperatures. According to the NWS, heavy snowfall is expected from the Great Lakes East to the Northeast as a cold front sweeps the region.    

The NWS said that the Tennessee and Ohio valleys will be affected by a “severe winter storm” that will begin late Friday and continue through Saturday. Due to snow, the I-70 route was closed, and westbound lanes from C-470 to the Eisenhower Tunnel reopened. Hazardous avalanche conditions in Colorado are expanding to a 4 out of 5. A severe storm will continue to bring snow and snow to much of Colorado’s mountains on Friday. North Texas school districts report closures, cancellations and delays due to winter weather.    

Some are now wondering if this could be the last icy wave of the season. Winter storms can range from hours of moderate snow to dizzying blizzards lasting days. Meteorologists at the Office of Weather Forecasts issued an SQW, giving the public advance notice of moderate to heavy snow, but of limited duration, along with bursts of surface winds, resulting in reduced visibility and white fog.   

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