United States Weather Round-Up; Storms Still Cause Havoc
Winter has come to the whole of the United States, as the Midwest and West spread their cold fronts and snow to the East and the Southern states. The East is expected to get about two inches of snow today, and authorities are warning that this will cause dangerous driving conditions for everyone.
California will get rain today, but some of the lower states will see their temperatures drop to as low as minus 31 degrees - Montana is an example.
In the South, the front will extend through the mid-Atlantic states and into the Southeast. The region was to stay dry, but cooler temperatures were likely.
The Northern and Central Plains will see snow showers. A winter storm warning has been issued because this system was expected to trigger up to 5 inches of snow in some areas.
In the West, low pressure will continue to bring snow to the central Rockies through Tuesday afternoon when the system moves into the Plains.
Arctic air has hit some areas of the States so hard today that schools have closed, roads have closed, and fixing blackouts have been slowed, so some people still do not have power.
Winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Southwest and parts of the Midwest from Texas to New England; schools have closed in Kentucky and Tennessee, and up to half a foot of snow has fallen in Kentucky.
So far, fourteen people have died due to the storms including a ski instructor and a highway partrol officer.
Driving is of course very trecherous, and in some of the southern states, officials are warning that no one should drive unless absolutely necessary.