By Dillon, staff editor
Well, it looks like 2018 has been getting a lot of snow storms. This is one of the past storms. The name of which all who survived this winter of 2018 will remember as Grayson, a bombogenesis that occurred on January 12th. This storm was predicted to go all the way from parts of Louisiana to Canada. The predictions were correct. It also looks like there was some rain as well as snow in parts of the East Coast.
On Friday, January 12, 2018 several airport flights were delayed. Between that Friday and Saturday we were expecting to have some icy roads and it was very difficult to travel. On Saturday morning we were also expecting there to be huge freeze-ups, power outages, and even trees down. There were about 80,000 power outages and about 11 people died from the freezing cold temperatures.
Between 6 and 12 inches of snow was expected throughout the top half of Pennsylvania, 3-6 inches from Canada to Kentucky and about 1-3 inches from Canada to Tennessee. The rain was expected to be from 2.5 to 3 inches from 2 PM on Thursday to 4 PM on Friday.
Also during the storm, there were flood warnings in Allegheny County and any surrounding places. The reason that the flood warning was there is because the rain was supposed to warm up and melt some of the snow. This would also cause black ice, making it unsafe to drive.
According to Meteorologists, we will be experiencing normal cold temperatures during the months of February and March. Some heavy precipitation along the Atlantic Seaboard is expected.