Top news coming in to a wet and windy San Francisco today, right after the news of Jack Klugman dying (See that article here: Photos: Jack Klugman dies in Los Angeles (Video)) is about the snowy weather some parts of the USA are experiencing on Boxing Day.
It’s the same weather that caused tornadoes in the South and blizzards in the Center of America. That bad weather is now heading toward the Northeast.
“We have it bad here in San Francisco with all the rain, but it’s not as bad as those folks in other parts of the country are having it,” says San Francisco resident, Katie Adler. “I just came back from the End of the World celebrations in Cancun and it was hot there. What a difference a day of travel can make to the weather a person experiences!
According to AccuWeather.com, anyone traveling today is not going to have a merry time of it.
Here are some snow and weather reports from various news organizations:
NBC News says:
“Snow was expected across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with northern Ohio, northern Pennsylvania, and southern New York set to bear the brunt.”
The Associated Press says:
“Severe thunderstorms were forecast for the Carolinas, while a line of blizzard and winter storm warnings stretched from Arkansas up the Ohio River to New York and all the way to Maine.”
FlightAware.com says that anyone flying is not having it any easier with air travel, since more than 300 flights have been canceled as of this morning, and even more are expected.
Bad weather in the form of tornadoes, especially in the South, is causing problems, says ABC News:
“More than 30 possible tornadoes were reported in the Deep South yesterday, reports ABC News, with Mobile, Alabama, the biggest city to get hit. No fatalities were directly linked to the tornadoes.”
In terms of fatalities, so far on Boxing Day, there have been three. Newser.com reports:
“Winds brought down a tree on pickup truck near Houston, killing the driver; a tree fell on a home in Louisiana, killing the 53-year-old male homeowner; and a 28-year-old woman was killed in car crash in Oklahoma.”
The bad weather has lead to power outages for almost 300,000, says Newser.com and the worst hit has been the town of Little Rock, Arkansas.
San Francisco resident, Alice Marshall, says: “I hope there are not too many people traveling today. It doesn’t make for much of a holiday if you only get to spend one day with your family and have to leave again the very next day. It’s even worse if you are leaving in terrible weather conditions and getting back home is a huge pain in the neck for you.”
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