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Snow from Upper Midwest to northern New England; Blizzard Conditions in Alaska

A storm system will slide from the Upper Midwest to New England through Tuesday with heavy snow and some hefty accumulations. The same system will potentially produce heavy rain and possible flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday from the South to Texas. Finally, in Alaska, a strengthening system over the Bering Sea will sweep across the state with strong winds and heavy snow through midweek. Read More >

Slide 13

Misconception  of Tornadic Winds

Another misconception that is closely tied with the one described in slide 12 is that wind is confined to areas only INSIDE the visible funnel cloud. Generally speaking, the misconception is that the overpass bridge protects people underneath it by preventing the tornadic airflow from reaching the people.

A description of the situation much closer to reality is presented in slide 14 and slide 15.

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