Winter Storm Boreas
Winter Storm Boreas has spread snow storms, rain, ice and freezing weather conditions disrupting Thanksgiving Day travel. Deaths have been reported in at least five states. As of Tuesday November 26th, fourteen people have died from conditions attributed to Boreas. Most deaths are from car accidents but some are from wind storms and rain related.
In New Mexico a four year old girl died in a rollover accident. Terrible driving conditions from sleet, ice and snow have caused havoc and Winter Storm Boreas isn’t finished yet. The storm is expected to affect about 200 million people when all is said and done.
Wind Advisories have been posted for several cities including New York. An Ice Storm Warning was given in North Carolina. With fatalities reported in California, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas the East Coast is being warned about the dangers of the storm.
The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. With some of the nations busiest airports affected by the storm, delays and cancellations in travel are all too common. De-icing procedures on runways and the airplanes are causing further delays. According to AAA over 43 million people will be traveling during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Approximately 39 million of them will be on the roads.
Even though winter hasn’t officially arrived, Winter Storm Boreas could end up being one of the largest and most widespread storms of the 2013-2014 season. Over 30 states are taking part in the storm and it is far from over. To name a few: California, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey. Also, we can’t forget Washington D.C.
A total states list with snow accumulations and other facts on Winter Storm Boreas will be included in a very soon future post. Happy Thanksgiving and don’t be in too big of a hurry – the turkey (and/or ham) can wait.