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Winter storm moving northeast with snow and power outages

Washington, 15 December. The winter storm that meteorologists have dubbed “Diaz” brought snow and ice to the northeast of the United States this week after spawning nearly twenty tornadoes and leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power in the final hours. Moves on to Thursday.

The National Weather Service said today that a “massive and powerful storm is moving north of the country and into Florida” after at least three deaths in Louisiana.

“Heavy snow, gusts and poor visibility conditions continue across the Midwest, while sleet showers have begun across the central Appalachian region and parts of the Northeast,” the agency said.

The NWS also warned of the potential for more tornadoes and thunderstorms in Florida.

The storm had already caused havoc in Louisiana this week, where three people, including a minor, were killed by tornadoes.

The Poweroutage.us platform reported that, as of Thursday morning, about 200,000 users were without power in Wisconsin (71,000), Minnesota (44,350), Michigan (46,450), Pennsylvania (11,000), West Virginia (14,500) due to the storm. . ) and Louisiana (11,175).

Meanwhile, a center of low pressure brought freezing rain and snowfall to central Iowa, with snow packs down to 3 inches (8 cm) in some parts of the state and temperatures dropping below 0 °C (32 Fahrenheit). .

Meteorologists forecast a low of minus 9 degrees Celsius (21 Fahrenheit) for tomorrow, Friday and minus 12 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) for the Des Moines area.

Residents of St. Louis (Missouri) started their day with a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius (23 Fahrenheit) today and forecasters, who predicted Saturday to be around minus 6 degrees Celsius, warned that The city can expect snowfall from the end of the week.

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