Massive winter storm that killed more than a dozen people, brought blizzard conditions to multiple states, and cut power to more than a million customers Still wreaking havoc on Christmas.
Lake-effect snow continues Sunday as the storm heads toward Canada. Strong winds within the lake belt continue to cause blizzard conditions in western New York and Michigan as winter storms and blizzard warnings are scattered across the region. increase.
Freeze warnings cover the southern part of the country, with freezing temperatures reaching as far south as the Gulf Coast. Places as far south as central Florida are experiencing some of the coldest winter temperatures in years.
Record-Breaking Cold, Life-Threatening Wind Forces 150 Million Americans into Extreme Cold
Approximately 94 million people from North Dakota to Miami received wind chill advisories on Christmas morning.
Sunday Wind Chill Alerts.(FOX Weather)
Dangerously cold weather will spread across the Great Lakes and Northeast over Christmas weekend, with devastating winter storms freezing the region. Sunday will be the coldest day along the east coast to the southeast.
Temperatures will begin to warm gradually from Monday, with most areas returning to above-normal temperatures by midweek.
White Christmas Forecast: Blizzard Covers Most Countries with Snow Over Holiday Weekend
The Arctic explosion isn’t the only disaster causing the holiday season. A few feet of accumulated snow jeopardized the Christmas travel plans of once 150 million Americans.
Holiday travelers flock to Detroit Wayne County Metro Airport on Christmas Eve following Elliot’s winter storm in Detroit, Michigan Dec. 24, 2022. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)
The Christmas week storm also proved deadly, with as many as 17 deaths reported due to a combination of dangerous driving conditions and frigid temperatures.
At least four people died after a massive mountaineer in Ohio on Friday. It occurred east of Interstate 80 between State Routes 53 and 4 in Sandusky County. At least 46 cars were involved.
Sunday’s snow event isn’t over yet for some of the Great Lakes.
The intense low pressure system that turned into a bomb cyclone early Friday will continue to create strong winds and lake-effect snow from the Great Lakes to the Northeast, and will abate by Christmas night.
Strong winds and snow will continue with blizzard conditions with visibility of only a few hundred feet.
Great Lakes Winter Weather Forecast (FOX Weather)
According to the FOX Forecast Center, snowfall rates can exceed 2 inches an hour. Most of Michigan and western New York can get 2-4 feet or more of snow. Several locations near Lake Ely in New York have already suffered five to six feet of damage. the snow’s.
Orchard Park, New York rose over 6.5 feet in this weather, and Hamburg rose 71 inches.
Gusts that reached 75 mph in Ohio and New York will continue with 40-plus gusts across the Midwest and Northeast on Saturday. Gusts continue along and near the Great Lakes in the range of 50 to 70 miles per hour.
These winds bring blizzards over the existing snowpack. Damage and power outages caused by strong winds also occur one after another.
More than 1.4 million customers from Texas to Maine lost power this week due to tropical storms and hurricane-like winds in some areas. another ice storm It’s causing power outages in the Pacific Northwest.
When power outages occur, high winds increase the risk. In addition, the risk of cold weather increases when power outages are caused by gusts of wind spreading around winter storm systems.
The lake-effect snow finally began to settle on Christmas night, with only a few patches left on Monday.
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