DCAT logistics 12/12/2016 – 12/19/2016
December 12, 2016
The Northeastern states are expecting to take a hit from Winter Storm Caly that covered Midwestern states. The jet stream is responsible for the winter blast from the Midwestern states on Sunday, which will make its way towards the East coast. The winter storm will hit this weekend with snow, wind, ice, rain and possible severe thunderstorms. States from Maine to New York will see light to moderate snowfall this week. Pennsylvania to Virginia will even have some light snow conditions. Proceed with caution when driving, as road conditions will be icy.
A jet stream brought by winter storm Caly in the Midwest caused over 1,600 flights to be cancelled in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois airports on Sunday. Over 1,390 flights were cancelled at the Chicago O’Hare Airport, which had 3.9 inches of snow. 213 Flights were cancelled at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Snow also fell in the Midwest from Ohio to Michigan. Around the Great Lakes, snowfall was recorded from 5 to 8 inches. From the Midwest to the East, temperatures will be 10 to 30 degrees below average. By Tuesday, States like Minnesota and North Dakota will have a temperature of less than 10 degrees.
Due to the strong jet stream in the Midwestern states, some of the Southern states can experience warm and moist air - which may cause tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. This threat will go on in the Southern states from Monday until Wednesday of this week. States like Oklahoma and Texas may see severe weather for this week.
For the Midweek, states from Washington to Colorado will be having a mixture of snow, rain and ice. Driving conditions here will also be slick, and anyone transporting a vehicle should be aware of the driving conditions.