A Massive Winter Storm Blankets Parts Of The US, Kills Five

Lester Mason
January 13, 2019

Metro areas that are included in warnings are Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Roanoke and Greensboro - these areas are most likely to see risky travel conditions and heavy snow and/or ice according to The Weather Channel. Four to 6 inches are predicted for Washington and 2 to 3 inches for Baltimore, they said.

The tri-state area of Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio is under a winter storm warning, with many areas already declaring a snow emergency before the storm is expected to hit on Saturday, according to Fox 19 in Cincinnati.

Central and northern Virginia will receive even more, with up to 10 inches of snow possible in some places. "We're going to see a significant snow event for the mid-Atlantic to start the year for 2019". The National Weather Service reported 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) fell on the city through Saturday morning, with about another 10 cm to come before the storm shifts east through Saturday evening.

Gia has most of the midwest in a winter storm warning, with anticipated snowfall ranging from 3 inches to more than a foot.

The storm was pretty much over by late afternoon when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an National Football League playoff game, but seats in Arrowhead Stadium were still covered in snow and fans tailgated under tents in the stadium parking lot. Snow is covering roads in those states.

The major airport hubs of Denver, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati could expect long delays, directly impacted by snow from WS Gia. If travel is necessary please refer to MoDot's interactive road map here: Missouri DOT Road Conditions. Snow totals are to taper to the northeast with parts of southwestern IL forecast to receive up to 9 inches.

Forecasters say heavier snow and higher amounts could fall in mountain areas north of Interstate 64, such as Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia.

At Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, most flights were canceled or delayed. Lower accumulations are expected in DE and Baltimore, as well as around Richmond, where precipitation Sunday should be freezing rain.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game at the University of SC was also canceled Saturday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted. The Southeast has seen abundant precipitation in December and January, and the additional rain could put a strain on already-high rivers.

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