Winter Safety and Preparedness
- Winter Storm Oren will spread snow from the Midwest to the Northeast through Monday.
- The Monday morning commute could be messy in the Boston area
Winter Storm Oren has brought snow to the Midwest this weekend and will move toward the Northeast into Monday
Snow from Winter Storm will create hazardous travel conditions from the northern plains to the upper Midwest, southern Great Lakes and Northeast into Sunday night.
Parts of the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area had seen 8 to 9 inches of snow from Oren as of Sunday afternoon. Snow up to 5 to 7 inches was measured in the Omaha, Nebraska area.
From 3 to 5 inches of snow was reported in Madison, Wisconsin, or Sunday afternoon. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport measured just over an inch of snow.
A strip of winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories has been posted from South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska into parts of the upper Midwest, southern Great Lakes and Northeast. 19659010] (MORE: Winter Storm Central )
Snow will move into the Northeast Sunday night and Monday while tapering off the Midwest. All of the snow will have ended in the Northeast by Monday night. Extreme southeastern New England is one location that could see higher snow totals approaching a half-foot.
Snow may make for a messy commute Monday morning in the Boston area, although the good news is that Monday is a holiday for many, which may help to limit impacts there
A second storm system will follow closely on the heels of Winter Storm Ears, spreading snow and ice from the West to the Midwest and Northeast into midweek. Click the link below for more details on this next system.
(MORE: Second Weather System to Bring Snow and Ice From the West to the Midwest and Northeast )
Winter Storm Ears Snowfall Reports
Here are some snowfall reports by state from Winter Storm Oren. 2.5 inches in Rockford; 1.2 inches at Chicago O'Hare
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