The January 31 — February 2, North American winter stormalso called the Groundhog Day Blizzard   was a powerful and historic winter stormsituated around the United States and Canada on Groundhog Day. The Chicago area saw Blizzard conditions affected many other large cities along the storm's path, including TulsaOklahoma CityKansas CitySt.
Several tornado touchdowns were reported in Texas  and a tornado watch was issued for parts of And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia ahead of the cold front in the warm sector of the storm.
In addition, thundersnow was recorded at some locations, including downtown Chicago. A system with a maximum pressure of 1, millibars A low pressure system from the Pacific Ocean later came ashore over Northern California and crossed the Rocky Mountainsmerging with the Alberta Clipper low and a developing Texas low drawing moisture from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
The storm later intensified, and moved northeast, developing a long warm front stretching toward the New England states, and moving northeast along this jet stream track. Lake effect snow events started over Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan from northeasterly winds. Following the predominant jet pattern, the storm developed a very rapid forward trajectory and began to migrate toward the lower Great Lakes.
The heaviest snow fell in a wide swath from central Oklahoma to Illinois, Indiana and the Ohio Valley. An official blizzard warning was issued in Southern Ontario for the first time sincealthough the Canadian definition changed in Numerous school, bus and flight cancellations occurred in the province in preparation for the biggest winter storm during the winter of — The storm dropped centimetres of snow over Southern Ontario.
A traffic pile-up stretching three kilometres "And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia" MontrealQuebec involving a school bus and many other vehicles sent 29 people to hospital for injuries.
Northern Mexico suffered widespread infrastructure damage from the storm, and several weather-related deaths. Despite the snow and ice that developed across the borderland, the major International Bridges remained open during the blizzard. Additionally, to help ease the electricity crash across Texas due to the freezing weather, Mexican officials arranged for the transfer of megawatts of power to the United States via utility hookups located in Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila near Eagle Pass, Texas.
Power stations in Mexico were able to And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia the resulting energy demands in Northern Mexico, but could not spare additional electricity to aid Texas. Snow was observed in the high peaks in the mountains and the fountain in the main Alameda park got frozen overnight.
The additional snow and ice accumulation on top of several feet of snow prior to the storm led to roof collapses in BethanyWaterburyand Middletown. The West Rock Tunnel on the Wilbur Cross Parkway was closed for several hours due to accidents caused by slippery conditions, while service was disrupted on the Metro-North Railroad and at Bradley International Airport.
In Chicagoin anticipation of the imminent blizzard conditions, 1, flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports. The city of Chicago was unable to And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia track of the license plates for each vehicle, which led to complaints from many drivers and by the time they located their vehicles, many were unable to retrieve them from the lots because were parked bumper-to-bumper.
The Chicago Public Schools announced, on February 1, that some schools will be closed and some will still be open on the following day Wednesday, February 2which marked the first cancellation of classes district wide since the Blizzard of In the central part of the state, numerous municipalities were all but shut down by the storm.
On Monday, residents rushed to the stores to stock up on groceries, and numerous stores reported record sales. Local government officials encouraged all businesses to close down, and local hospitals braced for the storm by preparing living and sleeping areas for essential personnel. Charles Road in Elmhurst. Forty vehicles were abandoned on Route Parts of Interstate 57 were also shut down.
The state police described most expressways And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia "impassable". In addition, over 80 traffic accidents were reported. The body of an individual was recovered from Lake Michigan by Chicago Police. The pedestrian had reportedly been walking on a lake-front pathway when he had blown into the lake by strong winds.
In Grayslakea man was killed in a crash while driving through the storm, while a woman in Mundelein died from hypothermia in her vehicle. A man in Chicago was also found dead in his home, which had no heat.
In Barringtona teacher died of a heart attack while leaving school on Tuesday. This was the largest snowfall in the history of the mesonet.
Drifts of 10 to 15 feet also occurred. Additional official snowfall totals
And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia Near Wheatfielda teenage boy and a hitchhiker he picked up were killed during the blizzard when a semi crashed into the compact car they were driving in.
A peak of 50, Duke Energy customers were without power due to the storm, including nearly half of the Purdue University campus at one point. The city of Indianapolis received nearly a half inch of ice from the blizzard, effectively paralyzing the city and leaving many without power.
Southeastern Iowa saw up to The heaviest snow fell in the eastern half of the state. Des Moines fared slightly better, where only 6. Some roads remained closed on Wednesday night, and over the course of the storm, state troopers responded to accidents and assisted motorists.
And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia Kansas, 53 counties were declared disaster areas. Especially hard hit were eastern sections of the state, which saw over a foot of snow and whiteout conditions.
Government offices and the state legislature were closed on Wednesday, but expected to reopen on Thursday. At least two deaths were blamed on the storm. Baltimore received freezing rain during the day on 1 February, which changed to rain as temperatures rose on 2 February, and the overall icing in that region was less than expected.
A year-old Dansville man was killed in a vehicle crash. Louis to Kansas Citythe entire width of Missouri, was closed by the Missouri Department of And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia due to white-out conditions and increasing snowfall.
It was the first time in Missouri history that any interstate was closed across the entire state.
Kansas City was under a blizzard warning for only the 2nd time sinceand only the
And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia time in its entire history. Columbia experienced the town's first blizzard warning with this storm in their history. Many local school districts canceled classes, the University of Missouri shut down for an unprecedented three successive days. Louis Blues hockey game on February 1 was postponed until the 22nd.
Areas of Missouri also reported significant sleet accumulation. Louis, some MetroLink service was suspended due to ice on the rails. Several malls were closed due to ice in the parking lots. One person in central Missouri was killed during the storm. In New Jerseysnow, rain and ice were all problems. In central New Jersey Ice storm warnings were put into effect. The roads were slippery and it was hard for cars to maneuver on the roadways.
New York City received almost an inch of ice from freezing rain during the night of "And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia" February, causing public transportation on both bus routes and the Long Island Rail Road to be either delayed or shut down entirely.
Ohio was on the warm sector of the low-pressure system.
During the overnight hours of February 1—2, as the center of low pressure moved from Missouri to And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia Indiana, it carried And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia warm front, with warm air advection and a shallow cold air pool at the bottom. This led to freezing rain in parts of Northeast Ohio. In Canton ice accretion ranged from 0. In the Greater Cleveland area, there was 0.
Scattered outages were reported in other parts of the area. On Wednesday morning as the low moved to New England, cold air advected behind the low and temperatures had plummeted to the middles Fahrenheit by 4: In the Dayton area, an Ohio Highway Trooper and his wife died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a running generator that built up gas And speed hookup illinois events 2019 wikipedia their home after the home lost power.
The heavy snowfall, along with sleet and some freezing rain, began developing over Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle on the evening of January 31, with a state of emergency declared by Governor Mary Fallin earlier that day.
The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma opened three shelters and one warming station for those stranded by the storm outdoors, the homeless, and those who lost power during the storm; two in Oklahoma Cityone in Norman and one in El Renowith teams from the Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross placed on standby.
Most school districts in the state including the Oklahoma City and Tulsa public school districtsas well as most Oklahoma City government offices were shut down a day in advance of the storm. The United States Postal Service released a statement saying that it was attempting to make deliveries across the state but that "some areas may be undeliverable", due to the heavy snow and very low visibility; mail delivery in Oklahoma City did not occur in most areas due to the conditions.
There was no one injured as a result of the roof collapse as no people were in the affected area at the time; the hotel towers, a concert venue, a convention center, and retail operations at the complex were unaffected and remained open. Will Rogers World Airport recorded an estimated Ironically days earlier on January 29, wildfires had burned parts of central and south-central Oklahoma, and ten central and south-central Oklahoma counties were placed under a burn ban due to very dry, wildfire-prone conditions.
State Insurance Commissioner John Doak issued an emergency order to allow licensed claims adjustors outside of Oklahoma to help assess damages and losses from the storm for 90 days. Oklahoma State University held its home basketball game on February 2 against the University of Missouri as scheduled, despite the difficulty the Missouri team had arriving in Stillwater due to the blizzard. As a result of the storm, the university provided free tickets to fans who were able to attend the game at Gallagher-Iba Arenawhich Oklahoma State won in a upset against the 15 Tigers.
The storm system has caused at least three deaths in Oklahoma, one in a sledding accident and two in an auto crash. In portions of Pennsylvania north of Philadelphiaice storm warnings were put into effect.
The ice tore down numerous tree limbs, trees, and subsequently, power lines.
Precipitation started as snow across the region during the early morning of the 1st. As warmer air moved in aloft, the precipitation changed to sleet and freezing rain by the morning rush in the local Philadelphia area, a mixture of sleet and freezing rain by the end of the morning commute in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley and a wintry mix late in the morning in the Poconos.
Precipitation tapered off to mainly freezing drizzle during the afternoon and early evening of the 1st. Heavier precipitation moved in again during the evening of the 1st and fell as freezing rain in the Philadelphia suburbs, a mixture of sleet and freezing rain in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley and mainly a snow and sleet mixture in the Poconos.
Overnight colder air moved in aloft in over the Poconos and precipitation changed back to all snow for a few hours. Toward sunrise on the 2nd, this process started to reverse at both the surface and aloft.
Warmer air was moving north again and the freezing rain changed to plain rain across the Philadelphia suburbs and Berks County around 8 a. EST and the Lehigh Valley around 9 a. In the Poconos, precipitation changed to freezing rain around 7 a. EST and ended as freezing rain around 11 a. Illinois Route (IL ), previously known as the Elgin–O'Hare Expressway, now known as western edge of O'Hare International Airport is currently under construction and is expected to open in.
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