• DATVF.SEALAX
    1.307
    0.018
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.527
    0.024
    1.6%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.967
    0.014
    1.5%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.734
    0.046
    2.7%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.723
    0.013
    0.8%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.591
    -0.014
    -0.9%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.969
    0.055
    6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.280
    0.020
    1.6%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    2.008
    -0.016
    -0.8%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.566
    0.004
    0.3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.162
    0.074
    3.5%
  • ITVI.USA
    10,355.900
    24.070
    0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.250
    0.160
    2%
  • OTVI.USA
    10,373.890
    23.230
    0.2%
  • TLT.USA
    2.600
    -0.020
    -0.8%
  • WAIT.USA
    158.000
    8.000
    5.3%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.307
    0.018
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.527
    0.024
    1.6%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.967
    0.014
    1.5%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.734
    0.046
    2.7%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.723
    0.013
    0.8%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.591
    -0.014
    -0.9%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.969
    0.055
    6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.280
    0.020
    1.6%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    2.008
    -0.016
    -0.8%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.566
    0.004
    0.3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.162
    0.074
    3.5%
  • ITVI.USA
    10,355.900
    24.070
    0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.250
    0.160
    2%
  • OTVI.USA
    10,373.890
    23.230
    0.2%
  • TLT.USA
    2.600
    -0.020
    -0.8%
  • WAIT.USA
    158.000
    8.000
    5.3%
NewsWeather and Critical Events

Lake-effect snow machine keeps cranking in Midwest, Northeast

Like the Energizer bunny, lake-effect snowfall will keep going and going and going across the Midwest and Northeast today, November 12. Roads and runways will be messy – maybe even icy in some spots – so shippers should expect delays on the ground and in the air. Disruptions to local and regional business and logistics operations will continue.

Midwest

Several additional inches of accumulation are likely in portions of far northern Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, western lower Michigan (from Traverse City to Benton Harbor), the “thumb” of eastern Michigan (from Bad Axe to Port Huron), and in South Bend, Indiana. Blowing snow will cause white-out conditions in some areas. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for some of these areas. These alerts are housed inside the FreightWaves SONAR Critical Events shown in the maps below.

SONAR Critical Events: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. EDT

Temperatures will be frigid with a stinging bite in the air. Afternoon highs will only reach the teens and 20s, along with wind chills in the single digits. Lows tonight will drop into the single digits in many metropolitan areas – including Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit – but it will feel like zero/just below zero because of the wind.

Northeast

Lake-effect snow will also cover roads from Cleveland, Ohio to Watertown, New York. Towns from far northern New York state to upstate sections of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will get socked with totals of 12 inches or more. Central and southern parts of these states could see sleet/freezing rain and icy conditions. The wintry weather in both regions will slow down drivers on several major highways, including I-80, I-81, I-86, I-90 and I-94. Winter Storm Warnings also remain posted for these areas. Some routes in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys may be slick as well, from Cincinnati and Louisville to the southern Appalachians. The primary band of precipitation will move off the East Coast tonight, but lake-effect snowfall won’t let up.

SONAR Critical Events: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. EDT

Other notable weather

A glaze of ice, along with several inches of snow, will likely develop late today through tomorrow from parts of Montana to the upper Midwest. This includes portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska (north of I-80), Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. So far, the NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Montana. They may add alerts in other areas later today/tonight.

SONAR Critical Events: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. EDT

Watch out for freezing cold weather overnight from Houston, Texas all the way to Wilmington, North Carolina. A hard freeze is possible in some areas, meaning temperatures will be at/below freezing for at least a few hours. Drivers who have to go through/park in the Deep South tonight may want to put winter additive in their diesel to prevent fuel gelling. The NWS has issued Freeze Warnings across many areas of the Gulf states due to the unusual winter-like temperatures.

SONAR Critical Events: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. EDT

A high wind event today through tomorrow, November 13, will give drivers trouble across southeastern Wyoming. Crosswinds gusting to 45 mph or more will make deadheading particularly risky on I-25 from Cheyenne to Casper, as well as on some parts of I-80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins. Rollovers are possible.

Crosswinds from the north may also be gusty until this evening from Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Have a great day, and be careful out there!

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Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his 17 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.

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