Large winter storms affect people across the nation


New York city bus picks up passengers in the snow during a large winter storm. In January 2019 Chicago had reached temperatures that were colder than temperatures in Antarctica.

Carter Caines, Ranger Review Reporter

In various states across the U.S., coastal winter storms and winter weather patterns are dumping snow on many major cities. In New York City, New York about 470 flights have been cancelled at LaGuardia Airport, New York, due to incoming snowfall expected. On the Pacific side of the U.S. large amounts of snow and rain are expected to hit the northern pacific states.

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had received about 8 inches of snow on February 8 and 9, 2019. The airport had also seen a large number of delayed flights for the 2 days that snow was falling.

The amounts of snow that are falling in the northern Midwest are causing a large number of vehicle slide offs that are also causing traffic jams on major highways and interstates.

“‘Highway pileups and other weather-related accidents had been reported in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa,” Tim Stelloh, a NBC reporter said.

A few weeks ago the northern states experienced a polar vortex which is a flow of frigid air that flows from the north pole to a southern direction according to The polar vortex affected major cities like Chicago because the windchill reached upwards of -60 degrees Fahrenheit on top of the cold temperatures.  

“Parts of Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and Wisconsin had picked up at least 10 inches of snow through Tuesday morning (February 12, 2019).”  Stated a group of meteorologists at The Weather Channel headquarters.

In total, 1,800 flights had been canceled on Tuesday February 12, 2019, and airports across the nation can only expect more cancellations as the snow starts to affect the non-coastal states.