Wall of coast-to-coast SNOW hits the U.S: New York buried in a blizzard, thousands without power in North Carolina and roads at a standstill in Virginia while California braces for winter storm ‘not seen in a decade’…(Ice Age Cometh…)
Six inches of snow have been reported in some parts of North Carolina on Friday and Saturday
The rare snowstorm is expected to have an impact for the next several hours, with Virginia next in its path
A blizzard warning is in effect for southeast Virginia, where up to a foot of snow is expected to accumulate
A local power company is reporting 14,000 outages in both North and South Carolina due to the weather
Most airlines have cancelled flights through Saturday morning as the storm rolls toward the Northeast
South Carolina officials have asked drivers to stay home due to the hazardous road conditions
Ice and snow have also been reported on some roads as far south as Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia
Meanwhile, officials in California say residents are panicking due to harsh storm expected to hit this weekend
Up to 12 inches of rain are expected in lower-lying areas while a few feet of snow are likely in the mountains
7 January 2017
A snow storm which caused airline cancellations and power outages in the South is beginning to make its presence felt in the Northeast while California is preparing for heavy rains not seen in a decade as inclement weather grips wide swaths of the United States this weekend.
An estimated 73million Americans from as far north as Maine and as far south as Mississippi are under winter weather storm warnings early Saturday morning, according to NBC.
Of the lower 48 states, 19 are now being affected by either winter storm warnings or advisories.
Snow is blanketing parts of North Carolina and Virginia early Saturday as its slow march across the Southeast left grocery store shelves empty and roads icy and impassible.
The snow storm, Helena, is gradually moving toward the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, with warnings and advisories in effect along the coasts and up through New England, according to The National Weather Service.
By mid-day, flurries were coming down in the New York metropolitan area.
New York City is expected to see between three and five inches of snow, while forecasters predict as much as eight inches in Long Island.
In the South, Duke Energy said early Saturday there were about 14,000 outages in the Carolinas.
That includes about 3,000 in the county surrounding Charlotte and more than 4,000 in neighboring Union County.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport said its staff worked through the night to clear runways.