Monday, January 31, 2011

It Begins

Here is the AccuWeather Radar from 3:05pm Central time:
Blue shades = snow, darker shades are heavier snow. Purples and maroons
are freezing rain and sleet.
Minneapolis has one hour flight delays.  The ice storm has begun from the Lake of the Ozarks through St. Louis and into east central Illinois. The NWS in Indianapolis is warning of a "catastrophic" ice storm.  I expect flight delays to begin at the Chicago airports in a few hours as the snow moves in from the southwest.

Meanwhile, to the southwest, the main winter storm has just begun to get underway:

Winter storm warnings are now in effect in a continuous band from New Mexico to Vermont. I'll have a full update in about an hour.

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