Winter storm Jasper 2022 path tracker LIVE – Warning as ice and snow leaves schools closed & states declare emergencies

SNOW gave many students three-day weekends, as an Arctic front brought freezing temperatures and dangerous conditions to much of the US.

With icy conditions and dangerous windchill in several parts of the country, the wintry weather that began Friday afternoon and will continue through the weekend.

The Weather Channel expects winter storm Jasper to sweep up from the Southeast through parts of the Midwest and East Coast.

The Carolinas are expected to take the brunt of the storm, with Charleston, South Carolina issuing its first winter storm watch since January 5, 2018.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches this week for other huge parts of the country, including New Jersey, Virginia, and Texas.

Some states, including Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, have declared states of emergency ahead of the upcoming storm.

The storm comes just days after Snowstorm Izzy dropped a foot or more of snow in several northern states last weekend after also slamming the Southeast.

Read our Snow Storm live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • H. J. Hayes

    The facts about winter storm deaths

    Most who die from winter storms are not killed by the weather itself.

    A majority of the deaths are traffic accidents on icy roads.

    Some also die from heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold weather.

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    Two killed in winter storm Izzy

    At least two people lost their lives as a result of dangerous conditions brought on by winter storm Izzy.

    Freezing rain hit Durham and Raleigh as temperatures plunged to bitter lows of 25F, leading to slippery conditions.

    Latron K Williams and Katie Jo Brainard, of Myrtle Beach, were killed on i-95 when a blue Honda CRV went off the road and hit trees in Raleigh, WPDE reports.

    According to the state highway patrol, the preliminary cause of the crash was “exceeding safe speed for the conditions”.

    And at the time of the incident, troopers said the weather was a “mixture of wintry precipitation”.

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    Vehicle safety tips

    The South Carolina Department of Emergency Management shared some driving safety tips and winter storm advice last week, ahead of Izzy’s arrival.

    Drivers can apply the same advice to roadways impacted by Winter Storm Jasper.

    Avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas.

    If you must travel, be sure your vehicle is working properly, your cell phone is fully charged, and extra blankets and snacks are packed in case of delays.

  • H. J. Hayes

    Where will it snow this weekend?

    Forecasters aren’t exactly clear yet about what that storm will bring but people from Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston are all being urged to keep an eye on the weather forecast as the storm could move northwards from the south Friday night and into Saturday, Accuweather says.

    There could be travel chaos for people in Georgia to the Carolinas, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and southern New Jersey due to a mixture of snow and ice between Friday and early Saturday.

  • Brittney Donovan

    Families prepare for dangerous conditions

    Up to six inches of snow were forecast for the Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas, where a construction worker told the AP he was stocking up for the storm.

    Chris Stokes said school was canceled for his kids and his construction jobs were paused, so he planned to slow cook some chicken and assemble some toys from Christmas.

    “I bought some salt, so I’ll sprinkle that outside the walkway and just kind of brace for it,” he told the AP.

    “Luckily, I got a 4-wheel drive. So, if anything happens I’m not stuck for real. I can probably make it to where I need to go. But I’m sure nothing will be open.”

  • Brittney Donovan

    Ambulance crash in Raleigh

    An ambulance transporting a patient near Raleigh, North Carolina, slid off an icy road early Friday and caused injuries to two workers, the AP reported.

    The patient died after the crash, and their cause of death was under investigation.

    It was one of numerous crashes reported Friday morning after the storm’s first wave, the governor's office said, with heavier snow and more ice expected.

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    Myrtle Beach fire chief's warning

    A fire chief in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, warned even walking out of your front door could be treacherous during the storm.

    “One of our biggest concerns are slips, trips and falls," Horry County Fire Chief Joey Tanner told the Associated Press.

    "We’re not used to the ice around here as much. Be very careful just stepping out of your own home."

  • Jennifer Korn

    Myrtle Beach: a ghost town

    Meteorologist Felicia Combs panned through Broadway at the Beach, an area in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which is visibly empty.

    "Glad to see people staying home!" Combs wrote on Twitter.

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    The Weather Channel now live

    The platform announced it is now in the field, with four reporters spread among the affected states.

    Tune in for updates throughout the storm.

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    Pinehurst, NC sees snowflakes

    Someone reported that they see snowflakes in Pinehurst, NC.

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    Raleigh, NC expands storm warning

    NWS Raleigh announced that the city is expanding its winter storm warning farther west.

    The city's snow prediction increased to 2-4", with the heaviest snow expected to fall from 7pm to 3am, according to meteorologist Justin Michaels.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Will it snow in Idaho today?

    Idaho will see light snowfall from winter storm Jasper.

    Local news outlets report that an inch or less is expected for the Treasure Valley.

    In the mountains, 3-6 inches are possible, and at the ski resorts, there will likely be 1-3 inches in the mountain valleys.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Will it snow in New York today?

    Parts of New York City and Long Island have been put on Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories.

    The worst has passed for residents of NYC and Long Island, who saw anywhere from 1 to 3 inches.

    Snow Team 4 reports that 3 to 5 inches are expected in areas north and west of the city Thursday rather than a 1-to-3 inch estimate across the tri-state.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Many southern schools closed

    As Jasper is expected to hit several states in the South with ice and snow, several schools in Texas, Florida, Virginia, and the Carolinas have closed for the day.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Ice threat through Saturday

    The Weather Channel reported that ice accumulation in parts of the Carolina states will remain a threat to travelers through Saturday.

    The platform advises those in the area to take precautions when going out, or avoid traveling all together.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Name criticism

    Some are criticizing the name choice of the upcoming storm, which is Jasper.

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    FAA warns travelers to check flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration warned that winter storm Jasper may impact upcoming flights.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Meteorologist in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Meteorologist Justin Michaels reported that his team is in Raleigh, North Carolina, where 1-3 inches of snow is expected.

    He warned people to pay attention to the threat of ice.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Over 17 million under alerts

    The Weather Channel reported that more than 17million people are under winter weather alerts.

    Over 2million are under winter storm warnings. In parts of South Carolina, an ice storm warning has been issued.

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    Map with timing

    The Weather Channel provided an animated map, which shows timing predictions of the wintry weather expected.

    It shows the timing of the storm from 1pm Friday until 6am Saturday.

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    Winter storm names

    These are the names the Weather Channel chose for winter storms during the 2021 to 2022 season:

    • Atticus
    • Bankston
    • Carrie
    • Delphine
    • Elmer
    • Frida
    • Garrett
    • Hatcher
    • Izzy
    • Jasper
    • Kenan
    • Landon
    • Miles
    • Nancy
    • Oaklee
    • Phyllis
    • Quinlan
    • Rachel
    • Silas
    • Tad
    • Usher
    • Vega
    • Willow
    • Xandy
    • Yeager
    • Zion
    • Jennifer Korn

      How storm names are chosen

      The Weather Channel chooses names for snowstorms, and explained the process on its website.

      “The names will be used in alphabetical order to identify winter storms that meet objective naming criteria based on National Weather Service winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings and ice storm warnings,” the outlet noted.

    • Jennifer Korn

      Who names snowstorms?

      The Weather Channel names snowstorms.

      The outlet noted that the 2021-22 season is the 10th season The Weather Channel will be naming winter storms.

    • Jennifer Korn

      Storm named Jasper

      The Weather Channel named the winter storm Jasper.

      The platform explained that the names selected will be used in alphabetical order.

      The last storm, which took place over the weekend, was named Izzy.

    • Jennifer Korn

      Snow predictions early Saturday

      The Weather Channel has warned that the winter storm threatens snow and ice in parts of the South and southern mid-Atlantic into early Saturday.

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