Snow Storm: The US National Weather Service has announced an increased alert level in 28 states due to an approaching snowstorm, according to a US media report.
Heavy snowfall and gusts of wind are expected to hit most areas of the western and northern United States, affecting more than 60 million people.
In a number of states, in particular, in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, classes in schools were canceled on Wednesday, and offices were closed. Residents are urged not to go outside unless absolutely necessary.
Residents of California already on Tuesday evening felt hurricane gusts of wind and low temperatures, and tens of thousands of people were left without electricity due to downed power lines.
According to weather forecasts, wind gusts can reach almost 50 km / h, and the air temperature in some areas can drop to minus 30 degrees Celsius.
In addition, American meteorologists do not exclude a record heavy snowfall, which can lead to serious problems on the roads and disruptions in the transport system. The day before, hundreds of flights were canceled in Minneapolis, Denver, and Salt Lake City.
In a previous post, In the southern United States, at least ten people have died as a result of a powerful ice storm, and Snow Storm more than half a million households in four states have experienced power outages, US media report. Ice, sleet and snow brought a four-day cold front to the southern states.
« While freezing rain has now stopped in the South and Mid South, the danger remains as melting ice can still break trees and branches, » the National Weather Service warned.
In addition, it is expected that in the northern states of the country the air temperature in some places will fall below zero.