Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Saturday, December 2?
Severe weather is hitting many western states... check the latest weather advisories issued by the weather service.
The United States is currently experiencing cold weather conditions impacting different regions. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the weather forecast before embarking on a winter journey to ensure safe road travel. The National Weather Service has issued alerts regarding the severe weather conditions nationwide. It’s essential to confirm if your location is under the affected areas and take necessary precautions to stay warm and secure during this period. Kindly note the 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?
The Northwest region is bracing for a winter storm that is expected to last several days and affect travel. The storm will bring heavy rain and significant mountain snow. The Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, and Rockies will experience a quick start to meteorological winter, with heavy mountain snow and rain.
Traveling this weekend?
Some travel disruptions are expected due to heavy snow and blowing snow, which may cause difficult and hazardous conditions. Unsettled and mild weather with light rain is expected in the eastern part of the United States, while wintry weather is anticipated in much of the Northwest. Dry conditions are generally expected in the central and southwestern United States, with below-average temperatures in the central Plains and West, while above-average temperatures will be observed elsewhere.