Winter Storm Jonas in United States: Everything you should know

January 21, 2016 3:56 PM |

jonasAn unprecedented winter storm Jonas is developing in the Central US. Jonas will intensify by late Friday across parts of eastern coast. Heavy snowfall will affect more than 14 states and dangerous blizzard conditions will be developing over some parts of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Along with the snow, Jonas will also bring strong winds and coastal flooding.

Heavy snowfall will be affecting parts of central plains from Wednesday night. The US National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, far northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. The warmer side of Jonas will result in scattered severe thunderstorms along with a few tornadoes. The areas that will be affected will include some parts of the Gulf Coast states and Florida.

Winter storm watches have been issued for the Tennessee Valley, lower Ohio Valley, central to southern Appalachians, much of the Middle Atlantic region and into parts of the Northeast. This watch is in place from Thursday night to Saturday. The cities that will have winter storm alerts include Memphis, Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, Paducah, Kentucky, Richmond, Virginia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.

Here are few new thing you need to know about winter storm Jonas:

  1. The hardest hit areas might record up to two feet of snow.
  2. Ohio valley and the southern regions have snow and ice threat.
  3. For the first time this season, blizzard and winter weather watches have been issued.
  4. Overshadowed threats like power outages and coastal flooding should not be forgotten.
  5. In Washington D.C., snowstorms bringing over a foot of snow occur once in every eight years.

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