winter weather

Tired of winter? It could be the season's last gasp or just wishful thinking: an area ranging all the way from Texas to the Mid-Atlantic was under a weather alert, with as much as 10 inches of new snow possible in the northern reaches.

The Weather Channel says:

"All told, roughly 83 million people were under some kind of warning or advisory for winter weather.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain and sleet, which is in effect from midnight Wednesday to noon Thursday.

Arctic air has moved across Texas. Freezing rain and sleet are possible. Temperatures should rise above freezing after noon Thursday.

Freezing rain and sleet could cause icing of less than 1/10 of an inch. This will make for patchy ice on roads and hazardous driving conditions in some spots.

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Forecasters at the NOAA Weather Center in Central Texas warn highways today may ice over and cause problems for motorists traveling north.   

Meteorologist Larry Hopper said drivers who have to travel to Austin should watch for updated temperatures and stay off the roads if temps fall below 32 degrees. 

 

The fourth winter storm in the Northeast this year was adding to the 6 feet of snow already on the ground in some areas, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and near-white-out conditions.

In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said at a news conference early today that snowfalls had already "significantly exceeded" expectations. Accumulation in the northern half of the state exceeded a foot in some places.

Update at 8:13 p.m. ET. Lots Of Snow:

As it continues to move up the Northeast Coast, a potent snowstorm is already a record breaker. Take these two highlights, for example:

-- NBC Chicago reports that Feb. 1, 2015, is now the snowiest first day of February in history. And with 19.3 inches of snow recorded, this is the fifth-largest snow event in city history.

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