16 states in the US issued winter weather warnings as a major storm approaches

Millions of Americans are still experiencing winter weather as the U.S. prepares for a significant snowstorm to move through the country. Last week signified the beginning of spring, but the chilly conditions continue to linger.

Winter alerts were issued for 16 states from California to Michigan on Sunday as a significant storm was expected to bring heavy snowfall and create travel disruptions until Tuesday.

Winter alerts are currently in effect from Montana to Michigan, covering a significant distance of almost 1,400 miles.

Snowfall predictions vary across the country, with some regions expected to receive significant amounts. In northwest Kansas and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, forecasters predict a snowfall ranging from 6 to 12 inches. In certain areas, the snowfall could even reach up to 2 feet, creating a heavy snowfall event.

Blizzard warnings have been issued from eastern Colorado to South Dakota, as strong winds reaching up to 60 mph are expected to cause intermittent whiteout conditions from Sunday through Tuesday morning.

Snowstorms are not uncommon in the central United States during this time of year. However, many areas that are currently being impacted have not experienced much winter weather in recent months.

Minnesota and Wisconsin recently experienced their warmest winter on record, with cities like Minneapolis receiving less than half of the normal snowfall.

The clash between cold and warm air, along with other factors, may result in a multi-day severe weather outbreak from the Southern Plains to the Deep South.

Thunderstorms are expected to move across Kansas and Oklahoma today, posing a risk of damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.

Strong to severe storms are expected to move into Texas late tonight and into early Monday morning, with the potential to impact Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi throughout the day on Monday.

The storms are expected to bring substantial amounts of rainfall, raising concerns about flash flooding in the southern regions.

Cities in the northeast experienced heavy rainfall over the weekend, with locations from Baltimore to Boston receiving 2 to 4 inches of rain.

Northern New England was also hit hard by the winter storm, with Albany, New Hampshire, receiving a significant amount of snowfall measuring up to 28 inches. Additionally, both Vermont and Maine experienced heavy snowfall, with accumulations exceeding two feet.

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