Today brings another hodge-podge of weather across the northern 1/2 of the United States. Much of the area along the Canadian border from Montana to Michigan is under Winter Storm Watches/Warnings for up to a foot of snow. In addition, a small area of New York and Pennsylvania are also under a Winter Storm Watch.
While at the same time, parts of the central and southern plains are under wind and fire advisories.
Finally, some areas in the middle of the country are under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today.
This crazy weather is all due to a frontal boundary making its way south through the U.S. Temperatures at 1:30pm EDT show 20s and 30s near the Canadian border to the 80s in Texas and the southeast.
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The snowstorm that pummeled much of the United States on February 1st and 2nd leaves a wake of records in its path. Eight interesting facts about this week's weather:
- Oklahoma City had 10"+ inches for only the third time since they began keeping records in 1893.
- Blowing snow in Oklahoma City reduced visibility to 30 yards in places
- Interstate 70 in Missouri was closed from mile marker 5 to mile marker 218. This is basically from Kansas City to St. Louis
- Warrensburg, Missouri had 21" of snow
- Chicago schools closed for the first time in 12 years!
- Snowfall in Chicago was over 20" (as recorded at both Midway and O'Hare airports)
- Official totals in Wisconsin - Milwaukee 19.8", Madison 18.7" and a whopping 26.5" near Racine
- At one point, over 100 million Americans were being impacted by the storm
This was one of those storms that will leave a mark on many lives. We here at SWIFT Weather will continue to work hard to provide products that will keep you ahead of the storms!
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