|January 27, 2022|
Winter storm Izzy spreads snow, ice across Southeast
A major winter storm is tracking toward the South and East this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with a mess of snow, ice and wind.
Named Winter Storm Izzy by The Weather Channel, this sprawling storm will produce major travel headaches from Arkansas to northern Georgia and up to Maine.
Parts of northern North Dakota and western Minnesota picked up 8 to 12 inches of snow. A couple inches of snow blanketed parts of the Twin Cities.
Snow fell at the rate of 1 inch per hour Friday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa, which ended up with more than 14 inches of snow by Saturday morning. Izzy is the biggest snowstorm in Des Moines since 1971.
Much of Missouri and northern Arkansas have picked up at least 3 inches of snow, as of Saturday afternoon, with some spots seeing more than 6 inches. Snowflakes have also been spotted in Oklahoma City and Dallas.
Winter storm warnings, winter storm watches and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service along Izzy's future path from parts of the South to the Appalachians and interior Northeast. An ice storm warning has been issued in parts of the Southeast where accumulating ice is a major concern.
More than 60 million Americans are under some level of winter weather alert, according to the National Weather Service.
Major travel disruptions are expected with the storm throughout the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday weekend, AccuWeather said.
The storm is known as a "Saskatchewan screamer," AccuWeather said, as it originated in that Canadian province.
Story Date: January 16, 2022