Saturday, January 12, 2019

Major snowstorm to snarl travel from St. Louis to Cincinnati this weekend


Motorists along the Interstate 64 and 70 corridors of the Plains and Midwest can expect a slow and dangerous journey as a snowstorm unfolds through Saturday.

For many areas, this will be a long-duration winter storm event that lasts more than 12 hours and perhaps as long as 48 hours in some cases. Over the central states alone, snow will fall on more than a 1,000-mile-long west-to-east swath.

Airline passengers in the central U.S. hubs from Denver to St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago can expect direct impacts due to snow with flight delays, changes and cancellations. Indirect impacts on flights can occur in Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas and other smaller regional airports as crews and aircraft are displaced.

Heavy snow arrived in St. Louis early Friday afternoon, causing significant travel disruptions for the Friday evening commute. Some motorists were stuck on I-44 for hours due to widespread accidents and snow-covered highways.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

SHTF Weather: Accidents Shut Down 70-Mile Icy Stretch of I-90 in Washington State

The collisions and hazardous roads caused Snoqualmie Pass to shut down a 70-mile stretch of the interstate in both directions from North Bend to Ellensburg, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

I-90 westbound remained closed until approximately 12:30 p.m. PST Friday. Cleanup of vehicles and an oil spill along the eastbound side kept the interstate closed until 8 p.m. PST.

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Thousands of travellers stranded for 8 hours or more - no food, water or exits available.  Do you keep a small food & water pack in your vehicle?  Do you keep your fuel tank at least half-full?

Be prepared.

Monday, December 31, 2018

SHTF Weather: New Year Could Begin With Snow Spreading From the Southern Rockies to the Southern Plains, Ozarks and Ohio Valley

A new storm will bring more heavy snow to the southern Rockies early this week and could spread wintry weather farther east from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley and Northeast during the first few days of 2019.

Low pressure is expected to form over the Southwest as a sharp southward plunge of the jet stream moves into the region. There is high confidence that this setup will yield widespread snow in the southern Rockies, hampering travel in the region once again.

By mid-to-late week, the area of low pressure will move farther east through the nation's southern tier, potentially producing snow to north of where it tracks. This part of the forecast has a much higher amount of uncertainty and any snow will depend on the future path and evolution of the low-pressure system.

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