Winter Storm Dumps Snow In Midwest: When Will Great Plains Blizzard Reach New England? [VIDEO]
Snowfall stuck to the ground at Marana, Ariz., yesterday, a rare occurrence in the arid Southwestern state. A sign of an imminent abnormal winter storm ahead, the snowfall in Arizona has already disrupted the first round of PGA Tour's World Golf Championship-Accenture Match Play Championship.
According to weather forecasts, the storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow across our Great Plains before travelling towards New England for the weekend. Hometown Forecast Services Inc. founder and meteorologist Rob Carolan has been carefully following the storm's development.
Like Us on Facebook
"It is turning into quite the snow storm," said Carolan of Nashua, N.H. "They could get two feet of snow in parts of Kansas. It is going to be the biggest storm they have had since February 2011."
The storm that will pass across a major expanse of the country. States from New Mexico, Chicago, St. Louis, to Virginia have all announced winter storm warnings and advisories to keep its residents on their toes.
Meanwhile, a snow storm has already caught drivers along a 35-mile stretch of Highway 58 by surprise. The snow wreaked havoc between Mojave and Bakersfield, causing many drivers to be completely stranded on mountain highways. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
While the bitter chill and the heavy snowfall will cause difficulty moving out and about, farmers of rural Kansas eagerly anticipate the freezing precipitation after nearly a year of drought.
"In the city you hear they don't want the snow and that sort of thing, and I am thinking, 'Yes, we do,' and they don't realize that we need it," said farm owner Diane McReynolds. "We have to have it or their food cost in the grocery store is going to go very high. We have to have this. We pray a lot for it."
A curse and a blessing, the massive Great Plains blizzard is expected to make its way to the East Coast, dropping snow into New England for the third weekend in a row.
Meteorologist Carolan predicts a 40 to 60 percent chance of more than 12 inches of snow along northern Massachusetts, southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Boston is expected to get 2 to 4 inches. New York City, on the other hand, is expected to receive rain.
Be sure to learn more about the latest winter storm system in the video below.
© 2012 iScience Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.