Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Storm Boreas update: At least 13 deaths as ice, snow create dangerous travel in Plains, South

The Weather Channel: Winter Storm Boreas, already blamed for at least thirteen deaths, is a massive storm that will impact the nation from coast to coast with rain, snow, sleet, and ice during the busiest travel week of the year. It's bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday then will trudge east this Thanksgiving week.

"Before this is over, Winter Storm Boreas will have impacted 100 million people," said The Weather Channel's winter weather expert Tom Niziol.

The National Weather Service said late Sunday night that a winter storm warning for most of North Texas had been replaced with a winter weather advisory through noon Monday. A mix of rain, light freezing rain and light sleet was expected, but meteorologist Steve Fano with the weather service's Dallas-Fort Worth office said the temperatures would not be as cold as initially forecast.

"I'm concerned about the area in Arkansas and through Memphis this afternoon, especially Little Rock," said Niziol. "We could get as much as a quarter inch of ice there today."

The storm dropped more than 10 inches of snow on parts of southwest Oklahoma overnight, and a winter weather advisory remained in place for much of the southeast of the state with freezing rain and sleet in the cards....

Wilson Bentley shot this 1902 photo of a snowflake

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