Weather Tracker: Snow expected on US East and West Coasts | USA

A snow event is taking place on the opposite coast of the United States this week. As in late February, another West Coast atmospheric river, or “Pineapple Express,” brings rain and mountain snow. California and Oregon. Rain and mountain snow are expected to become more widespread and intense overnight and into Tuesday as the low pressure moves east and clears through Wednesday.

Several feet of snow are expected to cover the Sierra Nevada mountains by Wednesday evening, reaching 12 feet (3.66 meters) in the highest areas. Heavy rains with snowmelt pose a significant risk of flooding in parts of the West, especially in Central California. But all the clouds have a silver lining, in this case, in the form of a significant reduction in extreme drought conditions in California, combined with previous atmospheric rivers.

Further east, a region of low pressure is tracked from the deep South to the Carolinas. The system is expected to intensify as it rises up the East Coast, developing into Nor’easter on Monday night and whipping up snowstorms in New England, New York, and several New England states. pennsylvaniaHeavy snow and storms are expected Monday night through Wednesday, with the National Weather Service issuing warnings for dangerous or near-impossible travel at times. Snow cover of 12 to 18 inches (approximately 30 to 46 cm) can occur in some locations, and there is also a risk of power outages in some areas.

in the Southern Hemisphere, Cyclone Freddy makes landfall in Mozambique again on Saturday night. Strong winds, heavy rains and flooding caused by the storm surge sadly claimed another life, bringing Freddy’s death toll to at least 28 in the past month. Although it has not yet been determined whether it is the longest lasting cyclone, it has been calculated that the amount of cyclone energy that Freddy accumulated over the course of 35 days is comparable to the Atlantic hurricane season average. Some models suggest Freddy may return to the Mozambique Strait this week and may recover. Weather Tracker: Snow expected on US East and West Coasts | USA

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