Multiple winter storms across US this week, severe weather midweek


Multiple winter storms will move across the US this week, bringing heavy snow and ice storms – Severe weather likely for the South – Biden issues major disaster declaration for California – Bill Gates says world will surpass climate temperature limit. Plus, the 4-day forecast.

Biden declares “major disaster” declaration for California as winter storms and atmospheric river pound the West

President Joe Biden approved California’s request for a major disaster declaration that will assist in increasing federal emergency support amid an atmospheric river that continues to slam California with storms and flooding.

Over the weekend, the continuing rain showers to already waterlogged areas prompted severe flooding, and county officials enacted evacuations in some areas. The conditions also left over 2,000 people without power on Sunday in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Bill Gates says world will overshoot climate temperature limit, pushes nuclear power and fake meat

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world will be unable to avoid overshooting the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit to global warming established by the 2015 Paris climate accord.

However, Gates believes nuclear power could be the way of the future, especially advanced nuclear reactors using liquid sodium as the coolant and uranium as a fuel source, CNBC reported.

Gates also voiced his support for “fake meat” products, which take cells from actual animals that are grown in laboratory environments.

“I think eventually these products will be very good even though their share is small today,” Gates said on Reddit. He emphasized the importance of producing meat alternatives in climate-conscious ways because “for people who want to go vegan, that is great, but I don’t think most people will do that.”

“The key on climate is making the clean products as cheap as the dirty products in every area of emission — planes, concrete, meat etc,” Gates added.

The 4-day forecast: Heavy snow, freezing rain, severe thunderstorms

Multiple winter storms will move across the US this week, bringing heavy snow and freezing rain, while thunderstorms will bring severe weather to the South and possible tornadoes. The latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).


Heavy snow in the West over California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Snow over the northern tier of the West from Washington stretching to the Great Lakes region over Minnesota.

Freezing rain over the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region, as well in the Northeast over New Hampshire and Maine.

Thunderstorms for the parts of the Midwest, Midsouth, and Ohio Valley.


The winter storm over the West will move toward the central US, bringing heavy snow to Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Freezing rain over Kansas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Rain for the south-central US, as well as for the South, Southeast, and into parts of the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic.


A second winter storm front moves in over the West, bringing snow for much of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, western Montana, Utah, and northern California, which will see heavy snow.

Snow will extend from Colorado to the Great Lakes region, with a massive swath of heavy snow stretching from Colorado into Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Freezing rain for parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the mid-Atlantic.

Severe weather in the south, with a Level 2 severe weather risk, according to the Storm Prediction Center, over eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, with potential flooding stretching from Texas all the way to the Ohio Valley.


Snow in the West over portions of all 11 Western states. Heavy snow in the Midwest over portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan.

Freezing rain for the Northeast over portions of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Snow over portions of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and most of Maine.

Thunderstorms along the Gulf and over portions of the South, mid-South, and Southeast into the mid-Atlantic.