Heavy snow hammers mid-west U.S. after holiday weekend

27 November, 2018, 04:58 | Author: Teresa Adams
  • The storm was bringing winds from 30 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 45 to 50 miles mph. Snowfall totals were expected to be 6 to 12 inches across those areas

On Sunday, strong winds and snow created blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Chicago got several inches of snow overnight Sunday, except near Lake Michigan, where the warmer water prevented snow from sticking.

The snow is going to fade quickly, though, and will taper off by mid afternoon.

Other airports that showed flight delays due to weather included Newark in New Jersey, LaGuardia in NY and Boston Logan International.

The highest recorded wind gust during the storm was 58 miles per hour Sunday morning at the Russell Municipal Airport according to the National Weather Service. Monday morning there are a few delays and it is for flights headed to Chicago.

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Because of the poor weather conditions in Kansas City, RideKC announced it was suspending service at 6 p.m.

"The blizzard warning, which the NWS said was the first in Kansas City since January 31, 2011, stretched south from the Missouri state line to Olathe, west to beyond Topeka and east to Macon, Missouri".

Travelers were told to beware of rain transitioning with little notice into heavy, wet snow on Sunday afternoon. If you get stranded stay with your vehicle.

With winds that gusted up to 50 miles per hour at times, the storm knocked down trees and power lines across the Chicago area, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.

Between 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible in the Kansas City area.

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Interstate 70 in Kansas and Interstate 80 in Nebraska were closed due to whiteout conditions.

Heavy snows and strong winds moved through the region Sunday evening, causing unsafe travel conditions on a busy day on the roads.

Passengers traveling home from their holiday weekend trips were grounded in Chicago, Illinois Sunday as a blizzard-like storm came for the Midwest and resulted in more than 800 flights being canceled. That included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway.

Air Travel in many parts of the U.S.is interrupted Monday morning because of a snowstorm in the Midwest.

"Expect the weather to roll in sometime this afternoon/early evening".

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More than 240 incoming and outgoing flights have already been cancelled at Chicago O'Hare Airport on Monday November 26, with hundreds more having been cancelled the previous day, reports Flight Aware. He said rain will give way to heavy snowfall and "near whiteout conditions" that would make for unsafe travel.

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