New Minden, Illinois from EF4 Tornado to Winter Storm — Heavy Snow, and Ice Moving from Southern Plains to Ohio Valley

Tornado-stricken New Minden, Illinois is facing a Winter Storm Warning just 18 days after facing an EF4 on November 17, 2013. New Minden in Washington County, is about 180 miles south of Washington, Illinois in Tazewell County — another tornado stricken-community. New Minden is expected to get about 6-10 inches of snow. Heavy snow and ice is tracking well south of Chicagoland, and south of Washington, Illinois, as well.

New Minden, Illinois on November 17, 2013.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NEW MINDEN, ILLINOIS …
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
402 PM CST THU DEC 5 2013

…WINTER STORM BRINGING HEAVY SNOW TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY…

IRON MO-MADISON MO-MARION IL-RANDOLPH IL-REYNOLDS MO-
ST. FRANCOIS MO-STE. GENEVIEVE MO-WASHINGTON COUNTY IL
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHESTER…FARMINGTON…SALEM
402 PM CST THU DEC 5 2013

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY…

* TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THIS
EVENING AS THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION INCREASES IN INTENSITY. THE
ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ON FRIDAY WILL CONTINUE THE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED. THE RAPID ACCUMULATION OF SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT…IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY…
MAKE SURE TO EXERCISE CAUTION. BEGIN YOUR TRAVEL WITH A TANK FULL
OF GAS…AND CARRY A WINTER STORM KIT WHICH INCLUDES A SHOVEL…
FLASHLIGHT…CELLPHONE…AND BLANKETS OF EXTRA WARM CLOTHING.

Weather track from CNN.

NATIONWIDE …
Major ice storm expected from the Central Texas to the Ohio Valley…

…Heavy snowfall expected from Oklahoma to Lower Great Lakes…

…Very cold airmass overspreading the West and Central U.S. with temperatures 10 to 30 degrees below normal…

A classic ice storm pattern is taking shape from the Southern Plains to
the Ohio Valley. A strong cold front surging south and east will be
overrun by mild return flow off the Gulf of Mexico, leading to a prolonged
period of freezing rain and sleet from central Texas to the Ohio valley.
Precipitation is expected to develop in response to a strengthening
upper-level jet that remains well behind the surface cold front. As a
result, the majority of the precipitation will fall into the cold sector
of the storm, where significant icing is expected. The northern portion of
the precipitation will fall in the form of snow, with a band of moderate
snowfall expected from Oklahoma to Central Ohio. The cold front will
slowly push eastward with precipitation spreading into the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic.

In wake of the cold front pushing through the eastern U.S., a very cold
airmass will overspread the central and western U.S. Temperatures will be
10 to 30 degrees below normal for the next few days. High temperatures
will remain below zero for some parts of the northern Plains. A
reinforcing shot of cold air will arrive in the Pacific Northwest toward
the end of the period. Snowfall will be possible even within coastal
Washington and Oregon.

There was heavy fog in New York this morning …


One World Trade Center pokes through heavy fog today.


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