The Western US is all affected by the major winter storm which was expected to hit the region this Monday. The threat of severe hailstorms brought travel headaches and localized flooding.
In North Carolina this Sunday, snow fell, and light rain was experienced by the residents giving them a glance of what’s next to expect. The storm could stay for multiple days and drop about 2.4 meters (8 feet) of snow on the highest mountains and can wet other Californian regions as the storm begins with south and heads towards west moving through mid-week.
“This is a pretty widespread event,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Anna Wanless in Sacramento. “Most of California, if not all, will see some sort of rain and snow.”
The precipitation of these wet weathers will bring a bit of relief to the regions ripped by the harsh climate change. The US drought monitor describes parts of Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and California in extreme drought conditions in recent reports. These drought figures illustrate these weather figures, the worst category of all they have been through till Monday.
Reservoirs that provide water supply to the tribes, cities, and tribes, utilities, and farmers rely on melted snow at this time of the year. So the snowfall is bringing good news to the reservoirs only.
Edan Weishahn, a weather service provider in Reno, who monitors the weather conditions in the Nevada state line said, a second storm predicted to hit California midweek could deliver almost continuous snow.
Weishahn added; “Donner Summit, one of the highest points on Interstate 80 and a major commerce commuter route, could have major travel disruptions or road closures”.
“With this storm coming in, it’s going to be a wake-up call to a lot of folks,” Weishahn.