Winter storm Jasper 2022 – Weather warnings issued as hundreds of flights are cancelled and snowfall breaks record

SNOWFALL from Winter Storm Jasper is over for much of the country, but freezing temperatures nationwide will leave dangerous travel conditions, risky roads and cancelled flights.

According to FlightAware, 213 flights in the US have already seen cancellations for Monday, with 535 more delayed.

Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports are the most impacted, with a total of 65 cancellations, and travelers at Newark, Houston and Atlanta airports are also facing cancelled flights.

Over the weekend, flights were canceled at airports in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia as winter storm Jasper made landfall in those states.

Across the southeastern US and much of the Atlantic coast, freezing cold temps will keep slippery conditions locked in place, as an Arctic re-freezes precipitation on the roads.

With icy conditions and dangerous windchill in several parts of the country, the wintry weather began on Friday afternoon and will continue through the weekend.

The Carolinas took the brunt of the storm, with Charleston, South Carolina issuing its first winter storm watch since January 5, 2018.

Other parts of the country, including New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Texas, can also expect freezing temperatures, and even chillier winds.

Read our Snow Storm live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • H. J. Hayes

    Is cold weather impacting your phone?

    Many smartphones rely on Lithium-Ion batteries which are easily affected by the cold.

    The science behind these types of batteries shows that as temperatures drop, the internal resistance of the battery increases, according to Sciencing.

    In simpler terms, this means that your battery has to work that much harder to keep your phone on and running.

    As such, you may notice that your phone is moving slowly and that the visuals aren't as sharp as usual.

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    Two killed in winter weather in the South

    At least two people lost their lives as a result of dangerous conditions brought on by winter storm Izzy.

    Freezing rain hit Durham and Raleigh as temperatures plunged to bitter lows of 25F, leading to slippery conditions.

    Latron K Williams and Katie Jo Brainard, of Myrtle Beach, were killed on I-95 when a blue Honda CRV went off the road and hit trees in Raleigh, WPDE reports.

    According to the state highway patrol, the preliminary cause of the crash was “exceeding safe speed for the conditions”.

    And at the time of the incident, troopers said the weather was a “mixture of wintry precipitation”.

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    50million under winter weather alert

    In a tweet, The Weather Channel announced that more than 50million were under winter weather and ice alerts.

    Winter storm Jasper brought warnings, watches and advisories to much of the Southeast this weekend.

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    Weather Channel team shares Raleigh sled footage

    Justin Michaels, a National Correspondent for The Weather Channel, shared footage from Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Some parts of the state saw four inches of snow, which made it easy for Weather Channel team members like Justin to spend some time sledding on location.

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    What temperatures are expected this week?

    The National Weather Service's Prediction Center shared an animated gif with forecasted temperatures for the next week.

    The Great Plains will see a wide range of temperatures from Monday to Friday, the office predicts.

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    Average temps low for January

    East of the Rockies, average temperatures for January 2022 have been lower than normal.

    The National Weather Service is predicting slightly higher-than-average temperatures for February.

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    Frosty but clear temps for Georgia

    Despite a light snowfall over the weekend, Georgia is largely in the clear as far as snow goes.

    Temperatures were in the 20s during Sunday morning but slowly climbed into the upper 40s and low 50s, per the NWS Atlanta office.

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    Upper Ohio Valley Region snow declines

    Through Sunday afternoon and evening, snowfall will taper off in the Upper Ohio Valley Region.

    The National Weather Service Pittsburgh office shared a projection of the storm's movement across and out of the region.

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    More snow Monday in Indianapolis

    More cold weather is headed to Indianapolis, and snow with it.

    Up to one inch is expected to fall on Monday.

    Tuesday will have lows near 0, with even colder weather into the evening.

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    'Final round' of Minnesota snow

    The Twin Cities will see one more smattering of snow from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.

    The commute could be hazardous at the start of the work week, the National Weather Service warned.

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    Snow comes back to Colorado

    The National Weather Service warned Boulder residents that snow will come back to the area on Monday and Tuesday.

    Heavy snow in the foothills may cause dangerous driving conditions Tuesday morning.

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    Flights grounded for winter weather

    More than 500 flights were canceled at airports in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, according to airline tracker FlightAware.

    The tracker said that as of early Saturday morning, 317 flights had already been canceled within, into, or out of the US for the day.

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    Record snow falls

    Towns and cities in the Southeast received record snowfall this weekend, according to the Weather Channel.

    Brevard, NC is in first place with 10 inches.

    Scarly, NC received 8 inches.

    Boiling Springs and and Mountain Rest, both in South Carolina, saw 6 inches.

    And Clarkesville, GA received 5.6 inches.

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    Two killed in winter weather in the South

    At least two people lost their lives as a result of dangerous conditions brought on by winter storm Izzy.

    Freezing rain hit Durham and Raleigh as temperatures plunged to bitter lows of 25F, leading to slippery conditions.

    Latron K Williams and Katie Jo Brainard, of Myrtle Beach, were killed on I-95 when a blue Honda CRV went off the road and hit trees in Raleigh, WPDE reports.

    According to the state highway patrol, the preliminary cause of the crash was “exceeding safe speed for the conditions”.

    And at the time of the incident, troopers said the weather was a “mixture of wintry precipitation”.

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    Winter storm Jasper's path

    Storms caused travel chaos for people in Georgia to the Carolinas, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and southern New Jersey, thanks to a mixture of snow and ice between Friday and early Saturday.

    Residents in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston are all being urged to keep an eye on the weather forecast as the storm could move northwards, Accuweather says.

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    Walking outside could be 'dangerous' in Carolinas

    A fire chief in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, warned even walking out of your front door could be treacherous during the storm.

    “One of our biggest concerns are slips, trips and falls,” Horry County Fire Chief Joey Tanner told the Associated Press.

    “We’re not used to the ice around here as much. Be very careful just stepping out of your own home.”

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    What is a winter weather warning?

    A winter weather warning indicates that a storm is more than likely in your area, and you should take action immediately.

    Expect dangerous conditions and try to avoid travel.

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    What is a winter weather watch?

    A winter weather watch indicates that there is potential for severe winter weather.

    If a winter weather watch is issued, prepare for dangerous weather conditions.

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    What is a winter weather advisory?

    A winter weather advisory is an indication that winter weather conditions are likely.

    However, the conditions expected are not severe enough to warrant a warning.

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    Winter weather alert

    In a tweet, The Weather Channel announced that more than 50million were under winter weather and ice alerts.

    Winter storm Jasper brought warnings, watches and advisories to much of the Southeast this weekend.

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    Power has been restored

    Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative said that power had been restored to some 1,800 customers by Saturday after Jasper passed through.

    Officials believe the primary cause of those outages tree limbs that had fallen onto power lines.

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    Charleston’s first watch in years

    The last time the South Carolina city issued a winter storm watch was on January 5, 2018.

    According to AccuWeather, winter storm Jasper will track a few hundred miles farther south and east than the previous storm, Izzy.

  • H. J. Hayes

    Storm creates hazardous road conditions

    In the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, snow fell for just a few hours on Friday night, according to local outlets.

    However, temperatures continued to drop throughout the night to well below freezing, creating hazardous road conditions.

    About an inch of snow had fallen by 10.30pm on Friday as Jasper continued to move east.

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    Freezing temps expected to continue in southern states

    Forecasters said temperatures likely won’t rise above the 30s in North Carolina and Virginia during the day on Saturday.

    Temps are then expected to drop into the 20s and even teens in some places on Saturday night.

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    Icy conditions continue in the south

    The Weather Channel reported that the area around Raleigh, North Carolina, will remain dangerous throughout the weekend.

    Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing on Saturday afternoon as storm Jasper moves out, but they will drop below freezing — into the teens — again overnight.

    Icy roads are expected overnight and on Sunday morning, and people in the area are urged to stay home if possible.

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