A late spring snowstorm Friday night and early Saturday that brought blizzard warnings, booming thunder and several inches of snow also left thousands without power and dozens stranded at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
This storm makes this year the third snowiest winter on record in the Twin Cities with a total of 89.7 inches, said Caleb Grunzke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities.
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Back in January, the system would have had no issue doing just that. But now that atmospheric rivers are around half the width that they were a couple of months ago, the odds of the system getting sufficient moisture to evolve into a storm are looking less likely.
Governor Kathy Hochul today activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Albany where staff from multiple State Agencies and the Office of Emergency Management are working together to coordinate requests for assistance from local governments following the late winter storm that dumped heavy, wet snow in upstate regions, leaving 195,000 households without power and causing travel issues during Tuesday's morning commute. The largest impacts were to the Southern Tier and parts of the Capital Region, Mohawk Valley and North Country, where six to 11 inches of snow fell overnight.
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said, \"Mother Nature has brought another late-season storm and we're working to ensure communities experiencing outages have the resources they need to respond and keep New Yorkers safe. Our Emergency Operations Center in Albany is activated, and we are coordinating with our partners on the ground in the affected counties to coordinate response and provide support wherever needed.\"
At its peak on Tuesday morning, more than 195,000 customers across the state were without power due to the winter storm that continues to produce snow and rain upstate. The Department of Public Service received reports of significant tree damage throughout the Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and North Country regions. Broome County experienced more than 45,000 outages, while Chenango, Fulton, Otsego, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Warren Counties all experienced between 10,000 and 16,000 outages. Damage assessment crews from the utility companies are working to determine the extent of pole and conductor damage and responding to numerous 911/emergency calls for downed trees and wires. Both National Grid and and NYSEG have secured more 1,000 additional line personnel and are shifting resources into the affected areas.
The leading cause of death and injuries during winter storms are transportation-related crashes. Before getting behind the wheel, make sure that your vehicle is clear of ice and snow; good vision is key to good driving. Plan your stops and keep more distance between cars. Be extra alert and remember that snowdrifts can hide smaller children. Always match your speed to the road and weather conditions.
Despite the warm and relatively dry interlude over the past few weeks, it now appears quite likely that winter-like weather conditions will return rather suddenly over the next couple of days. Northern California will be in the crosshairs of an unusually powerful late-season Pacific storm system from Thursday into the weekend. A pair of pretty deep surface lows are expected to spin up just offshore the North Coast, bringing strong and perhaps even damaging winds to a wide swath of Northern California (perhaps as far south as the Bay Area and Sacramento region). In fact, the surface low off of the Oregon coast on Friday afternoon will probably approach record strength for this time of year, since deep lows typically become uncommon in this region once April rolls around. There is still some uncertainty regarding the exact placement and strength of this relatively complex storm system, which could lead to a fairly wide range of wind and rain impacts. In general, however, I would expect this to be quite an impressive storm for this time of year, and will possibly be the strongest system to affect California since February. The upcoming weather will be remarkable primarily due to its late seasonal timing, however, and is unlikely to rival the very strong storm systems California experienced during December and January this past winter.
Cold air aloft and the close proximity of multiple surface lows will be conducive to convective instability across much of Northern California on Friday and Saturday. As is often the case in these sort of situations, the Central Valley will likely be an area of enhanced activity due to increased surface heating and topographical effects. A few severe thunderstorms are possible, especially if there are enough breaks in the clouds between waves of precipitation later Friday into Saturday. The air aloft will be sufficiently cold that fairly widespread showers of small hail could occur. All in all, it looks like a pretty active weather period for the northern 2/3 of the state, with some modest showers across the south.
The storm flooded people out of their homes in the middle of the night in West Virginia and trapped others. Some New Jersey shore residents evacuated, and officials in Connecticut urged some residents along the Long Island Sound to do the same. Inland areas from upstate New York to Maine faced a threat of heavy snow.
In Sea Bright, New Jersey, the storm, which picked up power as it headed over the ocean, pounded the area with heavy rains and wind gusts of more than 50 mph, reports CBS News correspondent Bianca Solorzano.
The storm caused flash flooding in the mountains of southern West Virginia, where emergency services personnel rescued nearly two dozen people from homes and cars in Logan and Boone counties early Sunday. Two people were unaccounted for and others were trapped in their homes.
Snow is already beginning in the north but the real storm arrives late today and overnight with heavy snow likely through Tuesday, perhaps into Wednesday. Then, we should see a prolonged break in the action and a gradual warm-up in temperatures late this week into next week.
He was whisked from his cell and into the rain and up the scaffold. He had been so afraid of rainstorms, and so by his side hurried the Rev. Thomas Carter, the prison chaplain, using a penlight to read--shout, actually--the 23rd and 46th Psalms as they rushed Bennett to the arms of the executioner.
A few thunderstorms with small hail could bubble up Monday, too.Tuesday could still be breezy. The day looks to start off with some showers, but quieter and drier weather is on the way for the afternoon.
On April 18, the day after a rainstorm flooded parts of Oahu, several readers emailed that hundreds of dead fish lay on Kailua Beach, and wondered what they were. It was late morning before I could get to Kailua Beach Park, but after walking its length, I saw no dead fish. I then went to Kalama Beach Park but found no fish there, either.
As the Bay Area braces for a storm on the horizon that promises to bring up to an inch of rain to most of the region, the National Weather Service issued a warning to the public about the danger the tempest will pose on the coast.
Our main concern until Thursday will lie with the severe weather threat Tuesday evening. Guidance has trended slower with the onset of precipitation, as the surface low and better forcing aloft do not appear to arrive until late Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, and more likely Tuesday night. MUCAPE values of 500-1500 J/kg will be present along and south of Interstate 94, with the highest values along the I-90 corridor. Wherever this instability is realized, deep shear values in excess of 50 kts will create an environment prime for organized updrafts and severe weather. The timing for this severe threat looks most likely between 6 PM to midnight, when the surface low is forecast to pass through the region. The main question remains whether any of this instability will become surface- based, which will play a deciding role on the storm mode and possible modes of severe weather. The most likely scenario at this moment is that the surface low and warm front remain south of the border across Iowa, which would mean thunderstorms will remain elevated and mainly carry a threat for large hail (possibly golf ball sized or larger). A damaging wind threat could also manifest if storms form into linear clusters, which looks possible later in the evening, allowing strong wind gusts to overcome the capping inversion. Rotating supercell thunderstorms are possible initially early in the evening across southwest and south-central Minnesota (along with the greatest threat for large hail), with thunderstorms expected to become more linear later in the evening as they move through Wisconsin.
Tuesday will be driest day of the week with only isolated showers along with highs I the 80s. Showers and storms will increase Wednesday and Thursday as a surface surface front drifts into the state and becomes nearly stationary. A few strong storms are possible Wednesday, but with the main dynamic support far to the north, the overall threat looks fairly low for now.
The storm dropped as much as 2 feet of snow across a wide area. The timing during calving season might mask the benefits of the storm. Many counties had enacted burn bans, and ranchers across the state have been faced with few options but to sell off cows as they run short of grass. 59ce067264