Midwest to Feel Wrath of What’s Left of East Coast’s ‘Bomb Cyclone’
We’re sure you’ve heard, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock (and if you have, you might want to stay under it): The midwest is in for some pretty extreme weather. Last week, the East coast was hit with a “bomb cyclone” — aka Winter Storm Grayson — of ice and snow, and now it’s making its way west.
Starting Wednesday night through Thursday, a blizzard is expected to make its way over the mid-United States across I-70 to the I-90 corridor. Meteorologists claim those who live in the areas of Casper, Wyoming; Denver, Colorado; North Platte, Nebraska; Rapid City, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; Fargo, North Dakota; and Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota will be affected, with some regions getting more than six inches of snow, according to AccuWeather.
A snowstorm will threaten travel delays and produce blizzard conditions in portions of the central US later this week: https://t.co/po2HNStSKR pic.twitter.com/Mf2eZe5o74— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) January 8, 2018
Heavy snow will fall to the north of the storm’s track as it moves from the central Rockies northeastward across the Plains, the upper Midwest, and Great Lakes,” AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Brian Adams said during a recent forecast.
If you plan on traveling this week, you might want to make other arrangements, as interstates 25, 29, 35, 70, 80, 90, and 94 are expected to see the most snow. If you’re flying, be sure to check with your airline before you leave. Passengers at major and regional airports from Denver to Minneapolis may experience delays during the peak point of the storm.
“Major disruptions to logistical operations, travel delays and road closures are all expected due to the variety of hazardous weather as well as the areal coverage of this storm system,” Adams continued.
The best way to avoid an accident? Stay home! It doesn’t look like the wind or the snow is going to give up this week, so we’d advise taking a little “me time” while you wait for the storm blow over.
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