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Christmas Blizzard? #7750030
12/21/22 05:32 PM
12/21/22 05:32 PM
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Oakland, MS
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I have a hard time considering a storm that'll only bring 2-4" of snow (like in Chicago) a blizzard.....


https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/t...mp;cvid=955e0213e0a1433980c07acd1b38d4d6

A major winter storm and cold blast will impact nearly every state and bring what the National Weather Service is calling a “once in a generation type event” that will cripple travel on some of the busiest travel days of the year.

The strengthening storm will bring more than a foot of snow and possible blizzard conditions to the Midwest, as the weather service warns of “life-threatening” wind chills for millions.

More than 90 million people are under winter weather alerts and more than 87 million are under wind chill alerts. The alerts stretch across 37 states, dipping as far south as the Texas/Mexico border.

The cold will stick around for Christmas weekend, making this the coldest Christmas in roughly 40 years for portions of the Plains and Midwest.

Storm timeline:
Wednesday: The storm will strengthen over the Northern Plains through the day as heavy snow falls across much of the Rockies, the Northern Plains and into the Midwest. Slick roads will lead to travel headaches and airport delays through places like Minneapolis, Omaha and Rapid City.

This system will bring 5 to 9 inches of light fluffy snow across the region, with “the highest amounts just north and west of the Twin Cities,” said the weather service office in Twin Cities. While snow will steadily fall across the region, the high winds won’t kick in until Thursday.

Denver will go from a high of 47 on Wednesday to a low of minus 14 on Thursday morning. That would be the city’s coldest day in 32 years, according to the weather service.

The Arctic cold front is approaching the Denver metro area, where temperatures are expected to plummet around 60 degrees by daybreak tomorrow. Temperatures will drop drastically once the front passes in the next couple of hours.

By sunrise, the temperature is expected to be around 10 degrees below zero and gusty north winds will create a wind chill of around minus 25. The high-temperature tomorrow will likely not make it above zero degrees.

A wind chill warning is in effect as well as a winter weather advisory. Several inches of snow will also make for difficult travel late this afternoon through early Thursday.

Thursday: Thursday will be the most difficult day for travel. The storm will be hitting the Midwest extremely hard with heavy snow and strong winds. Western Minnesota will face not only blizzard conditions, but potentially deadly wind chills Thursday and Friday.

“Whiteout conditions are expected during that time with travel becoming very difficult or impossible,” said the weather service. “This event could be life-threatening if you are stranded with wind chills in the 30 below to 45 below zero range.”

Chicago could also face blizzard conditions with winds gusting as high as 50 mph, with 2 to 4 inches of snow forecast.

“Overall, concern continues to increase in the quick development of dangerous conditions Thursday afternoon with potentially significant impacts to the evening peak travel window,” warned the weather service office in Chicago.

Additionally, strong winds may knock out power lines in the Midwest, especially in areas where heavy snow fell last week and is already weighing down tree branches. This will leave millions finding a way to stay warm as temperatures plummet to well below freezing.

Snow could fall as far south as Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis and Nashville in Tennessee and even Birmingham, Alabama, on Thursday. Little to no accumulation is expected for most of the southern cities, however, Nashville could pick up about an inch of snow.

In anticipation of what will be a week of travel nightmares, United, American, Delta, Southwest and Jet Blue have issued travel waivers for dozens of airports across the country from the South to the Northeast, because in addition to snow covering roadways, low visibility could make air travel dangerous.

Friday: The storm is expected to become a “bomb cyclone” Thursday evening into Friday. A bomb cyclone is when a storm rapidly intensifies – and drops 24 millibars (a term used to measure atmospheric pressure) in 24 hours.

The storm is expected to reach the pressure equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane as it reaches the Great Lakes, with the weather service describing the strength of the low a “once-in-a-generation” event.

“This is a case in which snow totals may not tell the whole story. Even small snow amounts, when combined with very strong wind gusts and plummeting temperatures, can cause poor visibility and slick spots on roads. The sudden arrival of these conditions can increase the danger,” the weather service explained.

The storm will be over the Great Lakes on Friday and continuing to produce heavy snow across much of the Midwest. Portions of Michigan could pick up more than a foot of snow by Friday, making travel impossible at times.

Heavy rain will also blanket much of the I-95 corridor, adding to the travel troubles and lengthy airport delays.

Even in places where the snow has ended, strong winds will continue to blow 30 to 40 mph across much of the Midwest and into the Northeast.

Friday night into Saturday morning, New England will get a quick shot of snow and windy conditions.

Places that will escape the snow, won’t escape the cold. Areas from eastern Montana through the Dakotas will experience the coldest air beginning Thursday morning. Temperatures will be running 40 degrees below normal for these places. The combination of cold temperatures and windy conditions will send wind chills as low as 50 degrees below zero.

Rapid City will feel like 45 degrees below zero on Thursday morning. By Friday morning, Chicago’s wind chill will bottom out at 30 degrees below zero.

“The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes,” warned the weather service office in Bismarck.

Even the South will be dangerously cold. Nashville and Atlanta’s wind chill will drop to minus 11 on Saturday morning and Birmingham will feel like minus 5.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday declared a state of emergency due to the upcoming “historic low temperatures” across the state, with near zero or negative digit wind chills by midday on Friday.

The declaration will help “ensure that essential supplies, especially propane can be delivered for both commercial and residential needs,” the governor told reporters.

“Communities across the state are about to see temperatures that they haven’t experienced in a decade or more,” Kemp said.

The state will be pretreating roads and bridges in anticipation of the inclement weather and officials urged residents to avoid travel if possible.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear also declared a state of emergency, with wind gusts expected to reach 40 to 50 mph on Friday and minus 10 to minus 26 degrees wind chills expected on Saturday. Beshear asked residents to stay off roads and to have a backup heat source.

Jackson and Birmingham will both spend more than 80 hours below freezing between Friday and Monday. Houston could sit below freezing for 46 hours between Thursday and Saturday.

The cold temperatures will stay through Christmas weekend, before finally moderating next week.


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750035
12/21/22 05:41 PM
12/21/22 05:41 PM
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It is winter, right?

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750038
12/21/22 05:43 PM
12/21/22 05:43 PM
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"Bomb Cyclone" lol. Where do they come up with this stuff.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750041
12/21/22 05:49 PM
12/21/22 05:49 PM
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It's starting in Northern Wisconsin now coming down steady.

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: Catch22] #7750047
12/21/22 05:52 PM
12/21/22 05:52 PM
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We are supposed to get 6 or 8 inches here and a bunch of wind and cold.
Dang if that does not seem to happen every winter. Was out of power for 2 days last week.
It is unfortunate for folks that are traveling for Christmas, flying really sucks with
the delays and cancellations. A lot of people who are driving some distance do not
have the proper outfit, so to speak and may not be the best winter drivers.
Good luck to all who are travelling.

Zim

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: Zim] #7750050
12/21/22 05:58 PM
12/21/22 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Zim
We are supposed to get 6 or 8 inches here and a bunch of wind and cold.
Dang if that does not seem to happen every winter. Was out of power for 2 days last week.
It is unfortunate for folks that are traveling for Christmas, flying really sucks with
the delays and cancellations. A lot of people who are driving some distance do not
have the proper outfit, so to speak and may not be the best winter drivers.
Good luck to all who are travelling.

Zim



What I keep in mind during those driving conditions, Zim, is to think outside the box.

Put it in 4x4, go up onto the dang sidewalk and drive around them on the ice sheen road , as they slide into each other . I DID that in Seattle , uphill....I was the only one who didn't slide back down, hitting everyone else who did the same. A few guys standing off to the side saw me barreling uphill with traction on the sidewalk and applauded as I went by smile

Stay safe out there.

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750051
12/21/22 06:00 PM
12/21/22 06:00 PM
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Sensationalism entered weather forecasting a few years back....About five years ago we were experiencing a garden variety thunderstorm, when thunder shook the local news station during the weather segment.

A female meteorologist proclaimed "seek shelter now" and ran off the set.

Always wondered how many elderly folk were injured due to that idiot, while trying to get to a safer location....Oh, and almost all of these meteorologist are lock-step with the climate change agenda it seems.





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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750182
12/21/22 08:18 PM
12/21/22 08:18 PM
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Time to get the fur out of the mothballs,and get out there and enjoy winter.


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750191
12/21/22 08:30 PM
12/21/22 08:30 PM
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+37° In a Week.
A lot of Christmas Call ins and canceled plans for family getting together.

But...more daylight from now on out. grin


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750193
12/21/22 08:31 PM
12/21/22 08:31 PM
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You can have zero snowfall but still have a blizzard. It has to do with windspeed, duration and visibility. In our part of Minnesota, the blizzard warning kicks in AFTER the snow has stopped. Possibly 50 mph wind gusts.


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750197
12/21/22 08:35 PM
12/21/22 08:35 PM
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I'm calling this the "Snowless Blizzard"

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750233
12/21/22 09:07 PM
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I headed across the river into wi. this morning to pick up RX's,just as the snow started.Roads became slippery very shortly. Wind gusts tomorrow are supposed to increase as high as 50mph,windchills may hit 40 below.Road salt does not work on temps below 10 degrees,our temps will not get back up to that 10 degree mark for a few days.This means bad news for those of us who are driving,so many clowns refuse to slow down when conditions are bad.
White out conditions do not need large amounts of snow,when winds are high and snow is not the heavy white stuff.
Merry Christmas to all.
Tom


If my feet aren't wet,I must not be trapping.
Tom Olson
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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750276
12/21/22 09:46 PM
12/21/22 09:46 PM
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Just went out and removed another 4inches of snow from the car. I cn see why we can have white outs when the wind picks up,this snow is so light and fluffy--and it is still snowing.
Tom


If my feet aren't wet,I must not be trapping.
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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750291
12/21/22 09:56 PM
12/21/22 09:56 PM
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Still warm here. 34. Supposed to start snowing about midnight. predicting 1-3 inchs. i think all this horroble storm talk is just to get people watching the weather channel. sell advertising. supposed to be cold friday saturday sunday. Just seems like normal end of Dec weather to me.


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750350
12/21/22 10:26 PM
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Maybe in your area Danny,but its lousy around here,and we are used to lots of snow and cold temps. Thank goodness for global warming.
Tom


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750357
12/21/22 10:27 PM
12/21/22 10:27 PM
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Oakland, MS
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I'm just hoping for an inch or so. We're not supposed to get any accumulation though. frown


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750441
12/21/22 11:45 PM
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50° forecast for end of next week here...


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750443
12/21/22 11:57 PM
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It was 50 here today but the wind made it feel like 42 cool


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Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750445
12/22/22 12:02 AM
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all roads closed here snowing and with wind gusts over 60

Re: Christmas Blizzard? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7750460
12/22/22 01:29 AM
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Sensationalized weather forecast because you know that global warming climate Hoax needs to be pushed by the State run media so they can use it as an excuse to plunder our treasure.

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