By Knowladgey Team
November 27, 2023
A winter storm blankets the nation from the Texas Panhandle to the Great Lakes and East Coast, putting 14 million Americans under winter weather alerts. Colder-than-normal temperatures and below-average conditions are expected from New Mexico to Kansas and Oklahoma to the Upper Midwest.
Federal forecasters predict a seasonal west-to-east upper-level low-pressure system, bringing rain and, in some areas, up to six inches of snow. Temperatures are forecasted to dip 5 to 30 degrees below normal, creating a wintry landscape.
The winter front coincides with the post-pandemic air travel boom, challenging U.S. carriers. Sunday anticipates a record 2.9 million people flying home after Thanksgiving celebrations, presenting a significant test for air travel.
The winter storm marks a contrast to the fifth consecutive month of record-high global temperatures. Effects include lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes region and rain along the mid-Atlantic coast, highlighting the diversity of November weather.
The storm provided a taste of winter in the West, with freeze warnings in Las Vegas and snow in Santa Fe. Wichita, Kansas, expects 4 inches of snow, while Kansas City may see minor accumulations, setting the stage for a colder atmosphere.
As the system heads to the Northeast, the National Weather Service notes the potential for warmer temperatures along the East Coast, keeping precipitation as rain. Despite its journey, the system's characteristics may shift, impacting regions differently along the way.