Weather is the topic of conversation around the office the day after Christmas. For the third year time in the past four years, a major winter storm is making its way across the United States during the holiday season.
By the time Winter Storm Euclid leaves the New England region on Friday, the snow left in its wake will stretch from California’s Sierra to the East Coast, according to The Weather Channel. The vast amounts of snow and freezing rain in the weather forecast are expected to impact both air and land travel into the weekend.
The South, East, and Midwest regions of the United States are facing the bulk of Euclid’s wrath. Winter Storm Euclid dropped up to six feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada during the past weekend. The Salt Lake City and Denver areas were hit with even more snow on Christmas Eve.
The winter storm is now spreading into the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast. The low pressure center of Euclid is expected to shift towards the East Coast and away from the Tennessee Valley later today. Snow is expected to be heavy at times as the snow storm moves into Michigan by Thursday morning. The southern regions of Ohio were only receiving rain during the early morning hours on Wednesday, but, after lunchtime, the precipitation quickly turned into a very wet snow.
Up to 12 inches of snow is expected to fall from the central and downstate areas of Illinois through northern Ohio. Blizzard conditions ranging from northeast Arkansas through northern Ohio are expected to roll in during the late afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for northern Ohio for Wednesday night. Winter Storm Euclid is expected to bring strong wind gusts of up to 40 MPH and decrease visibility severely.