Winter Storm Pushes North and Leaves Thousands Without Power

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On Monday, parts of Pennsylvania and New York State were expected to spot the brunt of a wintertime tempest that killed astatine slightest 2 successful the South implicit the weekend.

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Residents Urged to Stay Home arsenic Winter Storm Hits Southern States

Parts of the Southeast received much than 9 inches of snowfall aft the tempest moved done the portion connected Sunday, knocking retired powerfulness to tens of thousands of customers and coating highways with unsafe ice.

“North Carolina is present feeling the effects of a wintertime tempest that volition proceed to determination done the authorities today. More than 41,000 homes and businesses were reported without powerfulness crossed the authorities arsenic of 11:30 a.m., and that fig unluckily is apt to grow.” “So person your flashlights ready, person immoderate you request ready. Stay home. There whitethorn beryllium immoderate places wherever would beryllium retired of powerfulness for 3 oregon 4 days, truthful it’s going to beryllium serious.” “This is Highway 441, astatine the intersection of Georgia 17. As you tin see, it’s coming down beauteous bully here.”

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Parts of the Southeast received much than 9 inches of snowfall aft the tempest moved done the portion connected Sunday, knocking retired powerfulness to tens of thousands of customers and coating highways with unsafe ice.CreditCredit...Stefani Reynolds/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Jan. 17, 2022, 5:44 a.m. ET

After slamming parts of the South implicit the weekend, a beardown wintertime tempest was pushing northbound connected Monday, producing dense snowfall implicit parts of the Lower Great Lakes, Central Appalachians and the Northeast. Rain was forecast for the seashore of New England.

As of aboriginal Monday, a wintertime tempest informing stretched from occidental North Carolina up done Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas crossed Ohio were expected to spot an further inch of snowfall done the greeting hours. Freezing rainfall and sleet was expected to alteration to snowfall overnight and done the greeting for occidental Pennsylvania. Farther north, the Buffalo, portion was expected to spot further snowfall accumulations of up to 14 inches connected Monday, with gusty winds arsenic precocious arsenic 40 miles per hr done the day. Similar conditions were expected successful Albany, parts of Connecticut and occidental Massachusetts. Early greeting commuting was expected to beryllium hard to intolerable successful immoderate regions, peculiarly successful areas forecast to person precocious winds, which could bring down histrion branches.

Most of the New York City area, including parts of New Jersey, was nether a coastal flood informing oregon advisory, the Weather Service said. Up to 4 inches of snowfall and crystal was expected for interior parts of New Jersey and the Hudson Valley. New York City was forecast to spot a airy coating of snowfall with spotty freezing rainfall earlier changing implicit to plain rain.

“It is going to beryllium solidly a rainfall lawsuit wide for the New York City area,” said David Stark, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Wind gusts of up to 50 m.p.h. were of greater interest than snowfall oregon rain, helium said.

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Main Street successful  Greenville, S.C., connected  Sunday.
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Over the weekend, the tempest wreaked havoc implicit parts of the South. Two radical were killed successful a car mishap eastbound of Raleigh, N.C., aft driving disconnected the roadworthy into trees, The Associated Press reported. They were pronounced dormant astatine the scene.

The tempest besides near thousands without energy crossed 9 states. As of Monday morning, astir 200,000 customers from Georgia to New York were without power, according to PowerOutage.us, which aggregates information from utilities crossed the United States.

In the South, wherever immoderate governors declared states of emergency, areas specified arsenic cardinal Mississippi and cardinal North Carolina had received much than 9 inches of snow, portion parts of cardinal South Carolina had up to a half-inch of ice, the National Weather Service said.

“This tempest is going to beryllium beauteous important successful presumption of generating question impacts, outages and things of that nature,” said Rich Otto, a meteorologist with the Weather Service.

More than a quarter-inch of crystal accumulated successful parts of the Piedmont regions of North and South Carolina connected Sunday, said Frank Pereira, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina warned residents astatine a quality league connected Sunday to enactment disconnected the roads due to the fact that parts of the authorities had received up to a ft of snow.

“For today, the champion mode to debar a car mishap oregon getting stranded is to enactment put,” helium said.

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The tempest strategy besides spawned 2 tornadoes successful southwestern Florida connected Sunday morning, the Weather Service said. There were nary reports of deaths, section officials said.

Three radical were treated for insignificant injuries, and determination was wide damage, including to 108 mobile homes successful 3 parks successful the Iona McGregor conception of Fort Myers, Fla., said Richard Rude, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service successful Tampa. About 200 radical were displaced, section officials said.

Grace Ashford, Jesus Jiménez, Eduardo Medina and Christine Chung contributed reporting.

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