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Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Tuesday, December 5?

Cold temperatures and winter storms will be affecting communities across the country on 5 December. Check out the full list of NWS alerts.

Snow storm alerts in place across New England

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 Monday, 4 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.

Winter Weather Advisory


Eastern Alaska Range South of Trims Camp | In effect from 3 AM Wednesday to 3 AM AKST Thursday.

St. Lawrence Island | In effect from 8 PM this evening to 3 PM AKST Thursday.

Northeast Prince William Sound | In effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 AM AKST Tuesday for Thompson Pass.

Shishmaref-Bering Strait Coast | In effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM AKST Thursday.



Garrett-Western Highland-Western Grant-Western Pendleton | In effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Wednesday.



Eastern Tucker | In effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EST Wednesday.



Avery | In effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-Graham | In effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Wednesday above 3500 feet.



Wise-Russell | In effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

Johnson-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Southeast Greene-Unicoi-Southeast Carter-Blount Smoky Mountains-Sevier Smoky Mountains-Southeast Monroe | In effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Wednesday.



Southeast Webster-Northwest Pocahontas-Southeast Randolph | In effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EST Wednesday.

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.”

Winter Storm Warning


Klondike Highway, Haines Highway, and Klukwan | Active through noon AKST on Tuesday.

Source: National Weather Service 

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.