·

Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains

significant-winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-and-ice-to-midwest-plains

A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, US on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing major road and air traffic problems. The storm is named Jaxon by The Weather Channel.

Hundreds of flights were canceled across the Plains and Midwest on Sunday and Monday. About 400 into and out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Monday morning before conditions deteriorated so much the airport had to be closed during the afternoon. More than 100 flights were canceled in Chicago and about 200 in Denver on Sunday.

A 320 km (200 miles) long stretch of Interstate 70 was closed this morning east of Denver to WaKeeney, Kansas. Travel was not advised in much of eastern Colorado and western Kansas as heavy snow produced extremely dangerous driving conditions. Similar conditions were reported in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, both areas under blizzard warnings.

By Wednesday, January 24, this storm will move from Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley northeastward to Southeastern Canada. Snow is expected to continue over parts of the Central Plains and Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley into the Upper Great Lakes and over Northern New England that will end over the Central Plains early Tuesday morning, NWS said.

The snow will briefly end over Northern Maine on Tuesday afternoon returning overnight Tuesday, January 23 into Wednesday. Also on Tuesday afternoon, snow will start over parts of the Ohio Valley and the higher elevations of the Central Appalachians as well as parts of the Northern Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday evening. Additionally, the snow will wind down over parts of the Upper Great Lakes by Tuesday evening while changing over to all snow over the Ohio Valley.

By Wednesday morning, snow will extend from parts of the Northeast into parts of the Eastern Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians. 

Rain will also develop over parts of the Middle Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes into New England that will continue over parts of the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley into the Northeast through Tuesday morning.

The rain over the Southern Ohio Valley will change over to snow by Tuesday evening. The rain will also move off the New England Coast overnight Tuesday. In the transition zone between the rain and snow, bands of rain/freezing rain will develop over parts of the Great Lakes into New England that will end over the Great Lakes by Tuesday afternoon and New England overnight Tuesday.

Furthermore, showers and thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of the associated front from parts of the Ohio Valley Southward to the Eastern Gulf Coast by Monday evening that will move eastward to the Mid-Atlantic southward to the Southeast by Tuesday morning. The showers and thunderstorms will move off the Eastern Seaboard by Tuesday evening. 

Featured image: Rough day on I70 westbound. Credit: Matt McCune @ksufearless

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles



Your support makes a difference

Dear valued reader,

We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.

The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.

If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.

Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Teo Blašković

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us on Patreon

support us on patreon

or by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *