Strong Winter Storm Sweeps Through the Midwestern United States
UNITED STATES - The midwestern United States is facing blizzard conditions, with heavy snowfall and destructive winds sweeping through parts of Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas and heading toward Wisconsin and Michigan today, according to AccuWeather. As a result, over 10 million people have been issued a blizzard warning.
“The combination of increasing winds, heavy snow, and poor visibility will create localized blizzard conditions at times,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
CNN reports that travel has halted in the region. Snow and ice have grounded over 700 flights at major airports and snow-packed roads and wind-caused low visibility have shut down major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The Illinois State Police District 14 Macomb posted on Facebook that “at this point every road in District 14 is impassable.”
So far, over a foot of snow has settled in the Midwest, with the snow expected to cease later this morning, according to NBC News.
The National Weather Service forecasts blizzard-less days are in sight for the region between the Mississippi Valley and the Upper Great Lakes as the storm approaches the eastern portions of the southeast states, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast later today with rainfall in tow.
How will the delayed transportation affect those traveling with fresh produce? AndNowUKnow will continue to keep an eye on the weather as we head deeper into winter.