The northern part of the United States is experiencing storms with gusts and rain while southern and central California, along the west coast, are forecasting excessive rain, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported on Tuesday.
Nearly 300,000 homes and businesses were without power as of Tuesday morning, according to PowerOutages.us, with more than 90,000 of them in New York state, another 68,560 in Massachusetts, and 67,656. in New Hampshire.
The storms also canceled 1,690 flights and caused delays in another 2,074 midday flights, according to Flightaware.com.
Meteorologists, who named the storm the Northern Sage, warned that heavy wet snow accompanied by strong winds could cause damage to trees and power lines.
Snow continued to fall in parts of New England, eastern and central New York state, and northern Pennsylvania and New Jersey as of Tuesday.
The NWS said snow fell at 25 to 50 millimeters (1 to 2 inches) per hour in some areas, and torrential rain was accompanied by coastal winds in nearby areas.
In New Hampshire, classes in schools were suspended this Tuesday, and in the district of Manchester they reached virtual classes for students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The Weather Channel noted that Wise could become a “bomb cyclone” on Wednesday, which occurs when the central pressure of a system drops to at least 24 millibars in 24 hours or less, resulting in an intense and potentially damaging storm.
Snow storm on the west coast of the United States.
What about the west coast?
At the same time, a front moving from the Rocky Mountains north to central California will move a high pressure system along the California coast and the system will move east into the Great Lakes on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles reported that in the San Bernardino Mountains, although the snow stopped falling weeks ago, life is far from being able to return to normal. More than a dozen residents in this region were found dead after the storms blocked the road.
The National Weather Service issued a high risk advisory for excessive rain and flash flooding over parts of southern and central California that will continue through Wednesday.
To complete the winter forecast, the NWS noted that frost is expected in the southern region that includes Arkansas, northern Mississippi and Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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