You may want to exercise some caution if you’re out and about in these parts.
Winds in San Francisco are gusting up to 40 mph, toppling trees and power lines.
A polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that ring the planet’s North and South poles. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air south.
Windchill temperatures could hit minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit in Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Minnesota, far below average for this time of year.
In these temperatures, frostbite can strike within minutes.
If Arctic ice continues to melt, polar-vortex events could get more frequent.
A major snowstorm will hit the Midwest on Monday and give way to record-smashing temps this week as a massive Polar Vortex makes it’s way across the United States.
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) January 28, 2019
It's pretty much all down hill through Wednesday… DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS in the -40 to nearly -60 deg F range at times Tue night through Wed morning. #iawx
— NWS Des Moines (@NWSDesMoines) January 28, 2019
RABUN COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for north Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area, starting late Monday night.
A winter storm watch has been issued for Monday night through Tuesday evening for parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia. pic.twitter.com/3dWdfLkcjp
— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 27, 2019
TRACKING WINTER WEATHER: A wintry mix is heading our way this week and some parts of north Georgia could see light snow. Meteorologist Eboni Deon WSBTV is here answering your questions about the potential for snow and black ice https://2wsb.tv/2SgMUBT
Posted by WSB-TV on Sunday, January 27, 2019
[Morning Briefing] Significant Icing along with tree damage/power outage concerns across the interior today with a flash freeze expected along and southeast of the Boston to Providence corridor. Dangerously cold wind chills between 15 and 30 below zero follow tonight into Mon am. pic.twitter.com/L4DMWRtZa2
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 20, 2019
We'll be partially activating the state's Emergency Operations Center beginning at 6PM today to monitor storm conditions across the state. Forecasts are showing a range of accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. pic.twitter.com/UfLea5liA0
— Gov. Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) January 19, 2019
Due to overnight snow and strong winds expected throughout the day, airlines at ORD have cancelled nearly 470 flights. For most up to date flight info, check directly with carrier.
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) January 19, 2019
From @themattcast : My colleague @RachelFrank_CT said it best: predicting ice is like hitting a moving target. The Nat'l Weather Service has adjusted it's best guess for significant ice, and I agree. Accum ice will lead to major outages/accidents today. pic.twitter.com/dVg0skdD6m
— FOX 61 Weather (@WeatherCT) January 20, 2019
This morning at approximately 6 am equipment operator Stephen Winder died in a rollover crash. Stephen has been with KDOT for 3 years. Secretary Lorenz notified his family and has conveyed our deepest sympathies. Cause of the crash is under investigation.
— KDOT (@KDOTHQ) January 19, 2019
A state of emergency has been declared in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as the storm moves east.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said “Feet of snow, blizzard conditions, a significant build-up of ice, tree-breaking winds and plunging temperatures will close roads, cause flight cancellations and disrupt daily activities over a large part of the northeastern United States this weekend.”
[8:50 PM UPDATE] Snow will increase in intensity through late evening, with heavy snow continuing overnight. The worst is yet to come, with deteriorating travel conditions over the next few hours. Blowing/drifting snow will continue in open areas with very low visibility. #nywx pic.twitter.com/GGz7t1RV6C
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) January 20, 2019
AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger -“In much of a swath from Missouri to southern Ohio, this snow will be heavy and wet and a strain to shovel.” He added
“Weak tree limbs may give way under the weight of the snow and lead to power outages,”
AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams – “For cities such as Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Kentucky and others, this will be the first significant snowstorm of the cold weather season.”
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski -“Snow has changed to rain along the southern Ohio River, and the return of any meaningful snowfall is not anticipated.”
Airlines in the central United States hubs from Kansas City to St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago can expect flight delays, changes and cancellations.
As of 8:00 am this morning,MSHP has responded to:
• 2968 calls for service
• 1252 stranded motorists
• 723 crashes
• 48 injuries
* 4 fatalities
— MSHP General HQ (@MSHPTrooperGHQ) January 12, 2019
SUMUR, Indonesia –
The latest death toll from the tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands without warning Saturday night has passed 420 and more than 1,400 people injured.
Government officials say at least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.\
“The tsunami was not triggered by an earthquake,” said one official. “It’s possible that it was triggered by an underwater landslide due to the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau [that’s Child of Krakatoa]. At the same time there was high tide because of the full moon. So there was a combination of natural phenomena, tsunami and high tide.”
— ig @IGERS.BANTEN (@IgersBanten) December 23, 2018
Dampak gelombang tinggi, air laut masuk ke Grand Elty Krakatoa, Kalianda Lampung Selatan, Sabtu (22/12) malam. Warga pesisir pun mengungsi ke tempat yang lebih tinggi mengindari terjadinya bencana. #iNews #Lampung #Tsunami pic.twitter.com/HbTIs7ylFS
— iNews (@OfficialiNewsTV) December 23, 2018
— BNO News (@BNONews) December 23, 2018
Data sementara dampak tsunami di Pantai di Kab Pandeglang, Serang dan Lampung Selatan hingga 23/12/2018 pukul 04.30 WIB: tercatat 20 orang meninggal dunia, 165 orang luka-luka, 2 orang hilang dan puluhan bangunan rusak. Data korban kemungkinan masih akan terus bertambah. pic.twitter.com/6f7buuoD5Y
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 22, 2018