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Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Thursday, December 14?

Winter weather will be affecting communities across the country creating hazardous conditions in some areas. Check out the full list of NWS alerts.

Winter weather will be affecting communities across the country creating hazardous conditions in some areas. Check out the full list of NWS alerts.
BRIAN SNYDERREUTERS

Around the country, cold temperatures and snow are creating dangerous conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued dozens of alerts. If you live in an affected area, it is advised that you take the proper precautions to stay safe. We have compiled all of the current alerts active for Thursday 14 December, and for the full details, check out the NWS website.

What is a 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.

What is a 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.” The NWS also issues Ice Storm Warnings where ice accumulation of at least one-fourth of an inch is expected, while a Blizzard Warning is given when blizzard conditions are expected for at least three hours.

Alaska

Winter Weather Advisory: Dalton Highway Summits, Central Brooks Range, Bering Strait Coast, Shishmaref, St. Lawrence Island

Winter Storm Warning: Haines Borough and Klukwan, Municipality of Skagway

Blizzard Warning: Kuskokwim Delta, Bristol Bay

Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory: Southwest San Juan Mountains, Animas River Basin; San Juan River Basin, La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Ft; Saguache County East of Continental Divide below 10000 Ft; Upper Rio Grande Valley, Eastern San Juan Mountains Below 10000 Ft, Alamosa Vicinity, Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft; Del Norte Vicinity, Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft; Southern San Luis Valley, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft; Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft; Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft; Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft, Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500Ft; Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft; Teller County, Rampart Range above 7500fT, Pike's Peak Between 7500 And 11000 Ft; Western, Central Fremont County Below 8500 Ft, Canon City Vicinity, Eastern Fremont County; Colorado Springs Vicinity, Southern El Paso County, Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft; Crowley County; La Junta Vicinity, Otero County; Northern El Paso County, Monument Ridge, Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft; Pueblo Vicinity, Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet, Eastern Kiowa County; Lamar Vicinity, Prowers County; Las Animas Vicinity, Bent County; Western Kiowa County, Cheyenne County; Kit Carson County

Winter Storm Warning: Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft, Eastern Las Animas County; Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft; Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft; Trinidad Vicinity, Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft; Walsenburg Vicinity, Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft, Springfield Vicinity, Baca County

Kansas

Winter Weather Advisory: Grant; Hamilton; Kearny; Stanton, Morton; Stevens, Finney; Lane; Scott, Gray; Haskell; Meade; Seward, Greeley; Logan; Sherman; Thomas; Wallace; Wichita

New Mexico

Winter Weather Advisory: Central Highlands; Espanola Valley; Santa Fe Metro Area; Upper Rio Grande Valley, Estancia Valley

Winter Storm Warning: East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Far Northeast Highlands; Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Harding County; Jemez Mountains; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Northeast Highlands; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Sandia, Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Tusas Mountains Including Chama; Union County

Oklahoma

Winter Weather Advisory: Texas, Beaver

Winter Storm Warning: Cimarron

Texas

Winter Weather Advisory: Hartley; Sherman, Hansford; Hutchinson; Moore; Ochiltree

Winter Storm Warning: Dallam

It’s important to keep yourself updated with the latest weather alerts. To get the full details, you can visit the NWS website. In most cases, these warnings will advise you to stay off the roads or take necessary precautions. For instance, make sure to give yourself extra time to reach your destination as the roads might be slippery and require you to slow down at certain points. When you’re not on the road, it’s also important to be cautious while walking on walkways, sidewalks, and paths as they can become icy and increase the risk of injuries.

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