Currents News Staff
Nearly 90 million Americans are on the lookout for some bad weather and a wintry mix across the country.
Some places, like Pollock Pines, California, are already feeling winter’s wrath. The town saw nearly a half-a-foot of snow on Jan. 16.
“I come home and there’s a berm to get in my driveway, so I have to shovel it out so i can get in,” explained resident Tim Munson.
Meanwhile Kansas City International Airport had closed temporarily due to a plane sliding off the runway and icy conditions.
“If you have to go out, and you shouldn’t, you really need use extreme caution,” warned Dan Luna of the National Weather Service.
Minnesota officials expect between eight to 12 inches of snow, and strong wind gusts.
“Road conditions will likely be terrible across most parts of the state,” said Col. Matt Langer, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Minnesota-St. Paul international airport will likely work off two, instead of three runways. Delays are possible.
“We will close if we have to, or close service, because our department closes the airport,” explained Jeff Mattson of the Minnesota-St. Paul Airside Operations. “And if it’s a situation that’s not safe, we’re not going to go down that road.”
A swath of heavy snow and sleet will also affect the central plains and the upper midwest this weekend.
The northeast is not in the clear either. New York, Boston, and Maine will get a wintery mix as well, and parts of the region may get eight to 12 inches of snow by the end of the weekend.
Once the storm passes, it’s still not over. Some parts of the northeast will feel cold temps as low as 10 to 20 degrees below zero.