Winter Storm Hunter impacts half of the country

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Winter Storm Hunter began as a disruptive low pressure system that brought snow, sleet, ice and heavy rain to much of the eastern half of the United States. Temperatures dramatically plummeted by as much as 30-40 degrees as Hunter’s cold front passed through the East.

Hunter developed as a jet stream disturbance in the Rocky Mountains on Jan. 9, 2018, according to a Weather Channel report on Saturday. In the following two days, this disturbance worked down to the surface and crossed the central Plains into the Midwest. A series of disturbances then worked along a deep trough of low pressure in the eastern half of the United States while the surface low pressure system developed in the Great Lakes, southern Ontario and into the Northeast. By mid-afternoon on Jan. 14, the cold front and associated snow flurries are expected to depart New England.

Precipitation throughout the storm transitioned from heavy rain to freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow. Much of the Midwest saw a dangerous layering of precipitation types while heavy snow developed in parts of western and central New York.

Cities like Nashville, Louisville and Columbus, Ohio experienced slippery conditions, reporting ice and snow on roadways and interstates while Albany and Buffalo, New York received flooding and ice jams due to warm weather. Interstates in the Nashville area, including Interstate 65 and 40, were closed at times due to pile-ups and numerous crashes.

Here are a few of the top snowfall totals:

  • 22.3 inches: Bellevue, Ohio
  • 16.5 inches: Duane Center, New York
  • 16.0 inches: Penfield, New York
  • 15.0 inches: Dickinson Center, New York
  • 14.5 inches: Fairport, New York
  • 14.2 inches: Walworth: New York
  • 13.6 inches: Marion, New York

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