This winter storm map shows every U.S. state’s weather alerts for the MLK weekend

This winter storm map shows every U.S. state’s weather alerts for the MLK weekend

Federal weather warnings or advisory notices have been issued in large parts of the United States, with major winter storms expected to continue through Saturday into Monday, the federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A map released by the National Weather Service (NWS) shows winter storm warnings for nearly all of Oregon, as well as parts of Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Michigan, Nebraska and high points in Colorado.

Winter weather advisories have also been issued for those parts of northern Nevada not covered by storm warnings, along with areas in Washington, Wyoming, Maine and some eastern parts of California.

To the east, the wind chill warning covers virtually all of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, along with northern portions of Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois. Weaker winter cold advisories are in effect for northern Texas, Arkansas and southern parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The winter storm watch covers a wide area of ​​the Southeast including almost all of Tennessee, eastern parts of Arkansas, and northern areas of Mississippi and Alabama.

Over the past two days, the storm that initially produced blizzard conditions for the western central states has been moving northeast, blanketing the north-central United States with snow.

NWS Wind Advisories are in place for Pennsylvania, along with parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Carolinas.

Flood warnings or watches are in effect along part of the East Coast, including coastal portions of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

In its latest update, issued Saturday at 3:28 a.m. EDT, the National Weather Service forecasts winter storms with a significant impact on the eastern half of the United States, along with “heavy rain in the Northeast” and along the West Coast.

“Our very busy weather pattern continues this weekend as an intense low pressure system brings significant wintry weather across the Corn Belt and Great Lakes today, with cold Arctic air in its wake seeping southward from Canada,” the NWS update says.

A plow clears snow from a road on January 12, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. Warnings or advisory notices from the National Weather Service are in place Saturday in nearly every state in the union.
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“Bouts of snowfall on the back side of this broad depression, combined with wind gusts in excess of 25-40 mph, will maintain blizzard conditions and dangerous to impossible travel through parts of the Corn Belt across the Great Lakes today even with a connection Total Snowfall Area “With this system diminishing later this evening,” the NWS update adds.

The forecast also warns of hazardous conditions as you head west: “Low temperatures near 40-50 below zero are not out of the question this morning over parts of Montana in the heart of the cold air, and several record lows below zero could fall today and tomorrow on the Plains.” Northern and central.

“To the west, heavy snow and valley ice will contribute to hazardous travel across the Great Basin and Pacific Northwest this weekend, as a host of winter storm warnings and watches are in effect. Heavy freezing rain is expected in Oregon today, with downed trees and possible damage. Power line.”