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Strong Coastal Storm to Impact Mid-Atlantic to New England through Thursday

A rapidly intensifying storm developing across the Mid-Atlantic will move quickly into New England by Thursday. The storm will produce heavy rainfall and localized flooding across these areas. Additionally, strong winds may cause some tree damage and power outages through Thursday. Elsewhere, elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecast across the Great Basin and Central Rockies. Read More >

On the afternoon and night of Monday, February 11, a mix of wintry precipitation produced two tenths to one half inch of ice accumulation in portions of northern Illinois, including the Chicago metro area, and far northwest Indiana. In addition, there were 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation in far northern Illinois. After the icing event, strong winds picked up on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 12 and continued into that night. This resulted in scattered power outages as the winds blew ice-covered tree branches and wires. In addition, the combination of the wind and falling and blowing snow resulting in hazardous travel.   Ice Storm Map for February 11-12th, 2019


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