Dec 17, 2019

Deadly winter storms sweep Midwest

A storm that's dumping almost a foot of snow across much of the Midwest has killed at least nine people as it tracks toward the Northeast, AP reports.

The state of play: The storms have caused schools to close and caused traffic chaos across the region, AP notes.

  • Nine people were killed in crashes on icy conditions Sunday — three in Missouri, three in Nebraska, two in Indiana and one in Kansas.
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted it had responded to over 660 calls for help from stranded motorists and attended 685 traffic crashes.

What to expect: "A swath of wintry precipitation will affect areas from the Central Plains to the Northeast through Tuesday, with locally heavy snowfall over interior Northeast and New England," the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Parts of the Plains and Upper Midwest can expect up to two feet of snow this weekend due to a major winter storm that will bring whiteout conditions into early next week, AccuWeather reports.

The state of play: A mixture of ice, sleet, snow and wind gusts will start Friday afternoon across portions of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. Snow will begin to taper off across the Plains on Monday, with areas left with double-digit snowfall totals.

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Deadly storms pummel Midwest and South

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At least 11 people have died in severe storms that brought tornadoes, high winds and rain through parts of the South and Midwest, AP reports.

Where it stands: Severe thunderstorms were still possible over Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi through Sunday morning, per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Sporadic damaging gusts" and tornadoes were possible for far eastern Georgia and parts of the Carolinas Saturday night, the National Weather Service said.

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Tornado-spawning storms kill 3 people in the South

A severe storm system spawning tornadoes across the Deep South killed at least three people as it damaged homes, downed trees and caused power outages Monday, AP reports.

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