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PNW Week-Long Atmospheric River: Feb 23-March 1

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[Last Updated 12:30pm PT Feb 21] [Original Issuance 4:00am PT Feb 21 There are no changes in the afternoon update. The midday computer guidance was very consistent in the timing, spatial extent, long duration, projected snow/rain totals, and strong winds of this high impact event. Another extended period of high impact precipitation totals is expected […]

Plains/Midwest Blizzard: Feb 23-24 – 66 stores

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Original Issuance 4:00pm CT Feb 19] Another in a series of major winter storms will be moving from the Southwest U.S. across the Plains, Midwest, and Great Lakes during the upcoming weekend. This storm looks to be the strongest in the series with a broad band of heavy snow, very strong winds, and debilitating conditions […]

Northeast Snow Ice Event Feb 20-21 780 stores

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[Last Updated 4:30pm ET Feb 19] [Original Issuance 3:30pm CT Feb 14] This afternoon’s change, which was more of a tweak, was a slight expansion of the WTA toward NYC and Philly. Hence, Philadelphia proper is in the WTA while in NYC, the western portion of the city and suburbs are included while the eastern […]

California and Southwest Winter Storm: Feb 21-23 – 9 stores

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[Last Updated 12:45PT Feb 19] [Original Issuance 1:45pm PT Feb 14] Our forecast remains unchanged and thus we continue to recommend taking action in preparation for this winter storm. Please see details below: Another major Pacific Storm will move initially into California and then “dig” into the Southwest U.S. February 21-23 producing a wide variety […]

President’s Day Weekend Clipper – Central U.S. Impacts: Feb 15-16 – 16 stores

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[Last Updated 2:45pm CT Feb 13] [Original Issuance 3:30pm CT Feb 12] In this afternoon’s change, we upgraded the WTA to a warning and honed in on the area of highest impact (snowfall totals in excess of 4 inches combined with strong winds). Because of the upgrade, we are advising individuals and businesses to take […]

Interior Northeast Winter Storm Event – Jan 23-24 – 401 stores affected

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Last Updated 6:10pm ET Jan 21] [Original Issuance 5:05pm ET Jan 16] Another in a series of winter storms will produce a mixture of snow, freezing rain, and sleet across the interior Northeast and adjacent areas of Canada late this week. This storm system is not nearly as widespread nor as severe as the storm […]

Midwest/Great Lakes Winter Storm – Jan 22-23 – 545 stores affected

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Midwest/Great Lakes Winter Storm – Jan 22-23 – 545 stores affected Last Updated 4:45pm CT Jan 21] [Original Issuance 4:05pm CT Jan 16] A weak to moderate winter storm will produce a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the Midwest and Great Lakes during the middle of this week. This storm system is […]

Ohio Valley/Mid-Atlantic Snow Storm – Jan 12-13 – 181 stores affected

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[Last Updated 7:45am ET Jan 9] [Original Issuance 8:00am ET Jan 8] In this update we extend the risk zone eastward through portions of VA, DE, and MD and northward in MO and IL. With this expansion, the impact zone now includes Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Richmond, VA as risks for disruptions to transportation/logistics […]

New England Snow Storm – Jan 8-9 – 94 stores affected

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New England Snow Storm – Jan 8-9 – 94 stores affected [Last Updated 7:50am ET Jan 9] [Original Issuance 4:00pm ET Jan 3] There are no changes to the high impact zone (6+ inches) across northern NY and northern New England, and we continue to recommend preparatory action within this zone for moderate disruptions to […]

Incoming Polar Vortex To Last Longer Then Expected

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Remember how things went extreme in terms of cold in the US and Canada towards the end of last year? Well, it’s about to happen. It’s coming. The polar vortex is around the corner. And this time it looks more threatening. It’s back! Roaring with anger. Ready to engulf parts of the United States of […]