DCAT Logistics Post 1/14 – 1/20 January 14, 2019
The photo below shows the severe snow that caused a state of emergency in Illinois, including another state of emergency in Virginia and North Carolina.
North - On Saturday, snow will finally return to the Northeast with a snow mixture from Virginia to Vermont and from Indiana to New York. Moderate to heavy snow can cause travel delays and traffic disruptions along with a potential for flooding in urban areas. Mid-Atlantic states dealt with heavy snow this weekend especially between North Carolina to Ohio. There were many weather related accidents due to this.
South - As for the South for this week, Southern Florida near Miami will experience sunny weather in the 70’s. In Northern Florida near Jacksonville, weather will be slightly cooler in the low to mid 60’s. Weather in Texas will range from the upper 50’s to mid 70’s, along with scattered showers.
Midwest - Midwestern states such as Missouri experienced snow over the weekend. There were 500 reported crashes along with 300 cars that slid off the road in Missouri. There were hundreds stranded on Missouri roadways this past Friday. A state of emergency was declared from North Carolina to Virginia due to the major snow storm, leaving over 200,000 without power. Fallen trees along with heavy snow caused many roads and major highways to close down.
West - A strong snowstorm will travel from the West Coast to the Midwest. The high pressure storm will deliver cool arctic air throughout the U.S. The storm will move from the West Coast on Wednesday to the East Coast and is expect to hit the East Coast on Saturday. From Washington to Illinois, expect snow and wind. California can expect a round of snow and rain storms throughout this week, with at least 3 inches of rain in the North and several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada. The midwestern states from Illinois to North Dakota can expect snow on Friday along with frigid temperatures. On Saturday, a snow mixture will bring severe weather from Ohio to Vermont.