ICE STORM WARNING Texas to Several States

Winter storm and ice storm warnings were in effect across several states. According to the National Weather Service, there is an ICE STORM WARNING from Texas to several states and from Arkansas to Kentucky and to Tennessee Valley.

Power outages, tree damage, and dangerous road conditions are possible across several states due to a long-lasting ice storm impacting the Southern Plains and mid-South.

According to the National Weather Service, about 3.3 million Americans were under an ice storm warning on Tuesday morning, and 16.5 million were under a winter storm warning.

According to the National Weather Service, Arctic air mixed with a surge of moisture is setting the stage for an extensive and very dangerous ice event.

ICE STORM WARNING Texas to Several States

ICE STORM WARNING Texas to Several States

The National Weather Service warned in an update on its website; “”The most likely corridor of icing with a mixture of sleet will occur from west-central Texas to the Tennessee and Lower Ohio Valleys. The ice accretion from Texas into Mid-South may approach a half inch or more through Wednesday and cause power outages and travel issues.”

A frontal boundary is bringing moisture into the Upper Midwest and Great Plains, resulting in this treacherous stretch of icy precipitation.

Ice accumulations may be greater than a quarter inch, according to NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center. From Monday to Wednesday, several rounds of wintry precipitation are predicted.

According to the report, trees will be damaged and power will be out in the hardest-hit regions because of the ice.

As of Monday afternoon, hundreds of flights had already been delayed and canceled due to the dangerous weather.

Sleet and freezing rain are predicted for across major cities in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

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The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice storm warnings across several states, including Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Travel could be nearly impossible in some areas,” the NWS said.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for much of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area until Wednesday morning due to sleet and freezing rain on Monday.

The NWS’ Tulsa office expects moderate to heavy sleet, possibly accompanied by thunder, in both Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Paducah, Kentucky, office of the National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and sleet through Tuesday morning.

At least 15 states are expected to see icy precipitation from Monday to Wednesday, according to the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center.

According to the NWS, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee will see more than a quarter inch of ice accumulation.

The NWS Memphis office has issued an ice storm warning for Memphis until noon on Wednesday, predicting “significant icing” and ice accumulations of one quarter to one half inch.

NWS Paducah predicts one- to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulation in western Kentucky.

Temperatures in Texas

There is also a possibility of temperatures dropping 25 to 30 degrees below average across the Great Plains and Intermountain West by the start of the week. Wind chill temperatures could drop to minus 40 degrees as well in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

  • Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen in South Dakota all recorded temperatures in the single digits Monday afternoon.
  • There were single-digit temperatures in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, as well.

Flight Delays and Cancellations during Winter Storm

Finalizing the story “ICE STORM WARNING Texas to Several States” review the flight schedule during winter storm.

Flight Aware data shows that around 1,100 flights were canceled and more than 5,100 were delayed as of 9 p.m. on Monday.

  • Southwest Airlines operated most of the flights, which departed from Dallas-Fort worth International and Dallas Love Field airports.
  • Flights from, to, and through some cities in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma can be rebooked without additional charges from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.

In addition, American Airlines has issued a waiver for flights between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2 at DFW airport.

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