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National Weather Outlook



An atmospheric river event will move into California and then spread across the rest of the western states through this weekend. Heavy lower elevation rains could produce localized flash flooding, and 1-3 feet of snow above 5500 feet will likely impair mountain travel. In addition, strong winds in excess of 60 mph down trees and power lines, and create hazardous driving for high profile vehicles.

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NWS: Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms are expected across the Lower Mississippi and Ohio Valleys into the Tennessee Valley this afternoon and evening. Very large hail, damaging winds, and a couple tornadoes will be possible.


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From FEMA: Yesterday’s record snowfall and wind gusts

Heaviest snowfall totals as of 3:00 pm EDT Tuesday:

• 24.0 inches at Dingmans Ferry, Mount Pocono and Beach Lake, PA

• 22.5 inches at Jefferson, NY

• 18.0 inches at North Granby, CT

• 17.5 inches at Sussex, NJ

• 16.0 inches at Huntington, MA

• 13.0 inches at Smith Crossroads, WV

• 12.0 inches at Burrillville, RI • 10.6 inches near New Boston, NH

• 10.0 inches near Cumberland, Frederick and Ridgeley, MD

• 9.5 inches at Newfane, VT

• 8.1 inches near Winchester, VA

• 7.5 inches near Steep Falls, ME

• 4.0 inches near Newark, DE

• 3.1 inches at Washington National Airport

Strongest peak wind gusts as of 3:00 pm EDT Tuesday:

• 85 mph at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, MA

• 68 mph at Orient, NY

• 65 mph at Seaside Heights, NJ

• 61 mph near Dunn Landing, RI

• 60 mph at Dover Air Force Base, DE

NWS: Confidence is high for a significant heavy snow and strong wind event affecting the Mid-Atlantic and New England Monday night and Tuesday. Snow amounts 5-12 inches or more and strong winds may create blizzard conditions in places, difficult travel, and power outages. Aviation travel will likely be disrupted. If the track changes, snowfall and wind forecasts may be adjusted. Stay tuned.

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Severe thunderstorms are leaving swaths of destruction for a second straight day in parts of the Midwest and Southeast after a string of tornadoes ripped through several states. At least three people were killed in Illinois and Missouri in Tuesday’s storms.



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California: A “bombogenesis” or “weather bomb” – has killed 4 so far, and brought torrential rain and flash floods.



Another series of powerful Pacific storms will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the west coast. Additional floods, flash floods, and mudslides along the west coast possible, especially Friday through Saturday.


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Danish Meteorological Institute: As of Thursday, temperatures in the area above 80 degrees north latitude were already more than 20 degrees warmer than the average temperature for this time of year and the most unusually warm region is right over the North Pole.

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