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Major Winter Storm to Impact the Central and Eastern U.S. Through this Weekend

An impactful Pacific storm will move east and redevelop into a significant winter storm. Heavy snow to the north of this storm and heavy rain to the south with freezing rain at the junction will form over the Central U.S. Friday. This system shifts into the Eastern States on Saturday with heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast, and heavy rain from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

 

 

 

What to Report

 

Spotters are encouraged to report the following phenomena, if it is safe to do so

 

 

Tornadoes

Flooding

Winter Weather

  • Tornado
  • Funnel Cloud
  • Wall Cloud
  • Persistent Rotation

 

 

  • Flooding that results in evacuations
  • Water rescues: cars, roofs, or trees
  • Water Rapidly rising, or entering homes, not just basements
  • Roads Impassable or closed due to high water
  • Small Streams or rivers overflowing their banks
  • Moderate coastal flooding, not just nuisance inundation
  • 1” Snow in 24 hours
  • 1” Snow in past hour
  • Freezing Rain/Drizzle
  • Any Ice Accumulation

 

Thunderstorms

 

Miscellaneous

  • Tree uprooted or downed
  • > 1 large limb downed
  • Power lines downed
  • Hail (any size)
  • Rain > 1” in past hour
  • Winds > 40 MPH
  • Damage to Structures
  • Tsunami

 

Any injuries or deaths that are weather related

 

Note: Lightning is not a reportable phenomenon, but lightning related damage and casualties are.