ANOTHER arctic front, named Jasper, is expected to affect several regions of the United States, with forecasts of snow and ice.
The storm is expected to sweep from the southeast across parts of the Midwest and East Coast, according to The Weather Channel.
The Carolinas are expected to bear the brunt of the storm, with Charleston, South Carolina issuing its first winter storm watch since Jan. 5, 2018.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches for other major areas of the country, including New Jersey, Virginia and Texas.
Most winter storm warnings begin Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, New York saw snow this morning ahead of Jasper.
The storm comes just days after snowstorm Izzthere dropped a foot or more of snow in several northern states last weekend after also slamming the Southeast.
Hundreds of flights were canceled by the storm and thousands were left without power.
Read our snowstorm live blog for the latest news and updates…
What is a winter weather watch?
A winter weather watch indicates that there is a risk of extreme winter weather.
If a winter weather watch is issued, be prepared for hazardous weather conditions.
What is a winter weather advisory?
A winter weather advisory is an indication that winter weather conditions are likely.
However, the expected conditions are not severe enough to warrant a warning.
Charleston’s first watch in years
The last time the city of South Carolina issued a winter storm watch was January 5, 2018.
According to AccuWeather, the storm will track a few hundred miles further south and east than the previous weekend storm, Izzy.
Spirit Airlines warns travelers
The airline has issued an advisory and warned travelers that their flights could be affected by the upcoming storm.
Spirit also offered a link to check your flight status.
Weather Channel meteorologists outdoors
Weather Channel reporters are already out and ready to provide updates on Jasper, as it is expected to arrive in select areas today.
Coming storm named Jasper
The Weather Channel named the next storm Jasper.
The platform explained that the names selected will be used in alphabetical order.
The last storm, which happened over the weekend, was called Izzy.
Notice of winter operations
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a winter operations advisory for Thursday beginning at 4 a.m.
From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, up to three inches of snow is expected.
Early morning rain with a mix of snow is a possibility, according to Bronx News 12.
Find out how much snow to expect
The storm is expected to hit different parts of the country, but the effects could vary depending on where you are.
To get a better idea of how you might be affected, visit the Weather Channel. The platform predicts the weather in your city.
End of the sequence without snow
Atlanta, Georgia was hit by the storm last weekend.
The snowfall ended the city’s nearly four-year streak without measurable snow.
Winter storm warning extends to Texas
Other parts of southern Texas are now under a winter storm warning, which is expected to begin Thursday afternoon.
Safety Tips, continued
Have a stock of batteries.
If you lose power, know how to report the outage to your power company.
Keep pets in a warm place with access to food and water.
The South Carolina Department of Emergency Management shared some driving safety tips and winter storm tips last week, before Izzy arrived:
Avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas.
If you must travel, make sure your vehicle is running smoothly, your cell phone is fully charged, and extra blankets and snacks are packed in case you are late.
Toronto boy goes viral
Carter Trozzolo said he was exhausted from shoveling in his neighborhood.
The kid admitted, “I really wish I was in school right now.”
Icy roads in New Jersey
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for 16 counties in New Jersey, New York and eastern Pennsylvania.
The storm is only expected to drop 1 to 2 inches of snow, along with a possible sleepy spell, but it could create slippery driving conditions during early Thursday morning drives.
Winter weather advisories in effect from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday have been issued in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Warren counties.
Notices from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday were also posted in East Bergen, North West Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, West Monmouth, East Passaic , Salem and Union Counties.
State of emergency in South Carolina
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared another state of emergency in South Carolina due to the impending winter storm this weekend.
Current weather reports show a mix of snow and ice will begin in the state late Friday morning and continue through Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has also issued a winter storm watch for the entire South Carolina Midlands ahead of this weekend.
State of emergency in North Carolina
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a second state of emergency ahead of the second winter storm expected this weekend.
Starting Thursday, a winter mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice are expected to have major impacts in central and eastern North Carolina.
“This state of emergency will override certain transportation regulations to allow for faster storm preparedness and response and restoration of power,” Governor Cooper said in the news release.
“North Carolina residents should prepare today for this storm and ensure they have all the medicine, food and emergency equipment they may need over the next few days.”
Nashville snow record
It is expected to snow in Nashville early Thursday, adding to January’s snow total so far of 9.3 inches.
It’s the most snowfall Nashville has seen since 1985, according to a Tweeter by the Nashville National Weather Service.
Temperatures drop in Texas
In parts of Texas, temperatures will drop from 70s and 80s on Wednesday to below zero Thursday night before Friday, according to weather reports.
“75 to 35 sounds like a car manufacturer’s stopping power, but the numbers aren’t in miles per hour: that’s the temperature range in Houston over the next few days,” said Chad Myers, a meteorologist at CNN.
The temperature should change drastically in just 36 hours.
The death of a winter storm causes
Most of those who die from winter storms are not killed by the weather itself.
The majority of deaths are traffic accidents on icy roads.
Some also die from heart attacks while shoveling snow and from hypothermia due to prolonged exposure to cold.
2020 winter storm deaths
According to Statista, six lives were killed in 2020 as a result of winter storms.
More people died that year from the extreme cold, as 13 lives were lost.
The Great Blizzard of 1888
Dubbed one of the most devastating storms in US history, the Great Blizzard of 1888 killed more than 400 people.
New York received 22 inches of snow, with other areas receiving 40 to 50 inches.
There was $20 million in reported damage.
The Knickerbocker Storm
This two-day storm occurred in 1922, on January 27 and 28.
28 inches of snow were dumped in Washington DC, and after the storm subsided, hundreds of people tried to attend a screening of the silent film “Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford” at the Knickerbocker Theater.
The storm earned its name after 98 people were killed when the theater’s flat roof collapsed, crushing spectators.
The Knickerbocker Theater was the largest and most modern movie theater in Washington DC, according to History.com.
Storm of the Century
A huge winter storm that occurred from March 12 to 15, 1993 earned the title “Storm of the Century”.
300 people died and the United States faced damages of $6 billion to $10 billion.
At least 26 states were affected by the storm and several homes were even washed out to sea on Long Island, New York.
Names of winter storms
Here are the names Weather Channel has chosen for winter storms for the 2021 to 2022 season:
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The Weather Channel chooses names for snowstorms and explains the process on its website.
“Names will be used in alphabetical order to identify winter storms that meet objective naming criteria based on National Weather Service winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings and ice storm warnings,” the point noted. sale.