772K Without Power as Storm Moves to Wallop Northeast
12 dead in South, more than a foot of snow expected in parts of Northeast
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2014 4:32 AM CST
Updated Feb 13, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Peter Phillips uses his cross-country skies to navigate the frozen streets in Charlotte, North Carolina.   (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Robert Lahser)

(Newser) – More than half a million Southerners have been left without power after major sleet and snow that left North Carolina drivers stranded on icy roads yesterday—and now that storm system could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the Northeast, the AP reports. In fact, forecasters are saying this could be the worst storm of the season so far for the already storm-weary Northeast. The latest:

  • The Philadelphia area could see a foot or more of snow; Washington, DC, and Boston are expecting about 8 inches; New York City is looking at 6 inches. (CNN has the much more alarming forecast of as many as 15 inches in New York.)

  • In DC, the storm has shut down the federal government, schools, bus service, and both area airports, the Washington Post reports. (Philadelphia and New York are experiencing similar closures.) More than 4,400 flights have been canceled across the US today; more than 3,400 were canceled yesterday.
  • The weather has been blamed in at least 12 deaths in the South, including a number of traffic accidents and one man in Georgia who spent hours outside and died of hypothermia.
  • Much of the South was plagued with icy roads, including Georgia, where state troopers saw more than 200 crashes. At least seven Georgians were hospitalized—in sledding accidents. President Obama declared a disaster in parts of Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Some of the more than 545,000 homes and businesses that lost electricity in the South could be without power for days. The Northeast is also expecting prolonged power outages. All in all, the latest count is more than 772,000 customers without power across 14 states and the District of Columbia.

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Falcon269
Feb 14, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Gotta be Global Warming. Ignore the fact that the Sun's activity is at a level not see in 100 years and that this weather is consistent with the weather seen 100 years ago. There are 8 excuses out there, so far, that warmists are offering up to muddy the waters. Anthropogenic Global Warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind. Here's a graph of peer reviewed studies regarding how long CO2 lasts (resident durations) in the air. It includes the assumption used by the Al Gore and the IPCC. It speaks for itself. http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/co2_residence_times.png When you want to control everyone's life, then end justifies the means.
People_Suck
Feb 13, 2014 10:30 PM CST
Just think it was 76' for high and upper 60's tonight. That's our cold front. Note to people, buy a generator. I've used mine three times in the last ten years but damn glad to have it when we got 6 hurricanes in three years. One time we were out of power for 8 days with 90% humidity and 90+ temp.
DougMasters
Feb 13, 2014 11:25 AM CST
its gods punishments for all the queers.. sincerely.. rednecks.