Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Friday, December 1?
Severe weather is bringing snow and cold temperatures to areas across the US. Will you be impacted on the first day of the twelfth month?
Chilly conditions continue to impact across the United States. It’s essential to examine the weather forecast before heading out in the winter months to guarantee safe travels on the roads. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued alerts about the harsh weather conditions prevailing in the country presently. It’s crucial to verify if your location falls under the affected areas and to adopt essential measures to stay cozy and secure during this period.
Winter Weather Advisory
The following areas are under Winter Weather Advisory, which the NWS issues “for any amount of freezing rain, or when 2 to 4 inches of snow (alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain), is expected to cause a significant inconvenience, but not serious enough to warrant a warning.” For the details, please review the information uploaded to the NWS website, which compiles and updates these alerts.
Winter Storm Warning
The more severe alert issued by the NWS is a Winter Storm Warning, which includes “heavy snow of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, or at least 8 inches in 24 hours, is expected. It can also be issued if sleet accumulation will be at least half an inch.”
What is the NWS advising today?
A multi-day winter storm is set to impact travel in the Northwest, bringing significant mountain snow and heavy rain. Unsettled weather is expected across the eastern third of the country, with heavy rain potential along the Gulf Coast and Southeast, and wintry weather in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern New England. The Northwest, Great Basin, and Rockies will experience a fast start to meteorological winter, with heavy mountain snow and rain, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Travel disruptions are anticipated, including difficult and hazardous conditions due to heavy snow and blowing snow. The eastern U.S. will experience unsettled and mild weather with light rain, while wintry weather is expected in parts of the Midwest and northern New England. The central and southwestern United States will generally have dry conditions, with below-average temperatures in the central Plains and West and above-average temperatures elsewhere.