Northeast braces for winter storm

The winter storm causing post-Thanksgiving travel chaos and power outages is set to bring as much as a foot of snow to some areas of New England and western New York Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 5:57 AM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 6:13 AM

Lake effect snow is expected to pound areas near the eastern Great Lakes on Tuesday into Wednesday -- especially just south and east of Buffalo, New York, and far northwestern Pennsylvania.

And a winter storm that caused post-Thanksgiving travel chaos and power outages has moved into upstate New York and some areas of New England, where it could drop up to a foot of snow into Wednesday.

Cold air is moving over the warm waters of the Great Lakes, producing lake effect snow that will be heavy in places. The highest accumulations are expected to be just south of Buffalo, where 15 to 20 inches is expected.

To the east, a storm system that plagued the Midwest will leave heavy snowfall in other parts of upstate New York and northern New England. This includes Rochester, New York (up to 6 inches); northeastern New York and parts of Vermont (up to a foot); central and northern New Hampshire (up to 9 inches); and Maine (up to a foot), the National Weather Service says.

The storm dropped heavy snow from Colorado and Wyoming, where up to 60 inches fell, through the Midwest, including Iowa, which got up to 17 inches. It hit the Chicago area hard, with more than 7 inches of snow, making it the strongest November storm since 1975 and the fifth-largest on record for the month.

More than 1,600 flights within, into or out of the US were canceled Monday, according to FlightAware.com. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was hit particularly hard, with more than 1,300 flight cancellations and delays averaging more than 50 minutes because of heavy snowfall.

At the peak of the storm, more than 220,000 customers were without power in the Midwest, particularly in the Chicago area. Early Tuesday, more than 67,000 Illinois customers remained without power.

Kansas declared state of emergency

The storm disrupted travel for many on the last day of the holiday weekend.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer on Sunday issued a state of emergency declaration, and officials said road conditions were "treacherous" in some areas.

More than 1,700 US flights were canceled Sunday, with delays to 5,091 flights, according to FlightAware. Most were at Kansas City International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.

Multiple roads were also closed because of whiteout conditions, according to the KanDrive website.

There were reports of snow as high as 16 inches in parts of Iowa, with other areas reporting 3 inches to 10 inches. Baileyville, Kansas, notched 10 inches and 7 inches fell in Salina, Kansas.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32078

Reported Deaths: 2004
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9268539
Lake3320168
Cass15826
Allen130966
St. Joseph120534
Hendricks113067
Hamilton111592
Johnson1086104
Elkhart105728
Madison58258
Porter49021
Bartholomew48133
Clark46138
LaPorte41522
Tippecanoe3753
Jackson3671
Howard36519
Delaware35735
Hancock32127
Shelby31521
Floyd31438
Boone28835
Morgan26224
Vanderburgh2482
Montgomery23117
White2268
Decatur22431
Clinton2221
Grant19121
Noble18921
Harrison18721
Dubois1852
Greene16724
Warrick16426
Dearborn16421
Henry1619
Monroe16011
Vigo1477
Lawrence14423
Miami1391
Putnam1337
Jennings1274
Orange12422
Scott1183
Ripley1126
Franklin1068
Kosciusko941
Carroll922
Daviess8216
Steuben802
Marshall761
Newton7410
Wabash722
Wayne715
Fayette684
LaGrange602
Jasper581
Washington521
Fulton471
Rush452
Jay440
Randolph433
Jefferson411
Whitley402
Pulaski390
Clay391
Owen341
Brown331
Sullivan321
Starke313
DeKalb311
Perry260
Huntington262
Knox250
Tipton251
Benton250
Wells240
Crawford230
Blackford211
Switzerland190
Fountain182
Spencer171
Posey170
Parke170
Gibson142
Ohio130
Warren121
Adams121
Vermillion90
Martin90
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0154
West Lafayette
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 72°
Kokomo
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 71°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Williamsport
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 71°
Crawfordsville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 68°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Logansport
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Some more storms ahead....
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events