Weather History Today
Strong north winds prevailed from Illinois, to the Central and Southern Appalachians. Winds of 35 to 50 mph caused widespread blowing and drifting snow across Northern and Central Indiana. Gusts of 47 mph, and 6 to 8 inches of snow, produced a blizzard around South Bend. Traffic accidents resulted in 2 deaths and 130 injuries. Sixty five of those injuries were the result of one accident along Interstate 69 in Northeast Indiana. Gusts reaching 60 mph, and 6 to 8 inches of snow, produced a severe blizzard across Northern and Eastern Ohio.
A winter storm began to invade the Western U.S. In Southern California, sleet whitened coastal areas of Orange County and San Diego, with three inch accumulations in Huntington Beach. Thunderstorms also rumbled over these areas, producing hail and waterspouts.
Weather Word of the Day
The transfer of an atmospheric property by wind. The most common entities that meteorologists look at when diagnosing areas of advection are temperature and moisture.