Blizzard conditions are likely in Chicago this as winter storms impact portions of the US, according to the latest forecast. People are advised to keep updated with the weather to avoid the travel hassle, especially in the affected areas.
The beginning of January brought challenging weather conditions in portions of the US, from winter storms, heavy snow, blizzards, strong winds and snowstorms. Cold-related health concerns are likely due to the extreme cold, including hypothermia and frostbite.
In this week’s weather, the main concerns are the following threats:
- Power outages
- Roof and plumbing damage
- Freezing rain conditions
- Blizzard conditions
In addition, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Southern US, including in Louisiana, East Texas, Arkansas and Southeastern Oklahoma. Homeowners should watch out for the threats of nocturnal tornadoes and thunderstorms.
Challenging Blizzard Conditions in Chicago
Meanwhile, the NWS monitors the development of river flooding in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. People should watch out for renewed flooding on the weekend.
The latest weather forecast warned of blizzard conditions and extreme cold in parts of Colorado as the Arctic air arrives. Residents should anticipate temperatures reaching over 20 degrees below zero.
Chicago residents can wake up with the wintry weather conditions, with colder conditions in parts of the Midwest. The strong winds can damage roofs and powerlines in the region, causing widespread power interruption.
Furthermore, the freezing outlook will become dangerous for vulnerable populations: older adults, people with medical conditions, children and the homeless. On Friday, the frigid weather threat is expected in the following areas:
- Rapid City
- Salt Lake City
- Oklahoma City
- St. Louis
- Green Bay
- New York City
In Chicago, the latest advisory reminded motorists to be extra careful in driving due to the poor visibility and snow-covered roads. Commuters should bring winter emergency kits if they become stranded or stay hours while on the road.
Chicago residents should stay alert for winter advisories in the city until early next week. Wet and heavy snow can be likely with challenging cold.
Also Read: Back-to-Back Winter Storms To Bring Blizzard Conditions to Plains, Midwest This Week
Blizzard Condition Preparedness
Homeowners should stay alert for the latest forecast in Chicago and parts of the Midwest due to the dangerous weather conditions. Blizzards are life-threatening, leaving devastating damage to property and lives.
Furthermore, Americans should keep emergency kits at home in case of severe winter storms. Limiting outdoor activities is important to stay safe. Don’t go out as much as possible when the weather worsens.
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