Lake effect snow winds down in New York as severe weather and flooding threatens southern US

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  Lake effect snow will begin to taper off later Saturday, but additional accumulation will be possible in parts of New York and northwest Pennsylvania, where locally 3 to 8 additional inches of snow are possible.There are still some winter weather advisories and some lake effect snow warnings for parts of the greater Jamestown, Syracuse and Watertown, New York, regions for Saturday. There are also some winter weather advisories posted for the southern Appalachians for snow that is moving through the mountain range. Only a couple of inches of snow is expected there.The lake effect snow is being driven by cold air moving over the Great Lakes.Parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with that blast of cold air. Wind chills Saturday morning from Chicago to Detroit to Syracuse, New York, are in the single digits. In the Northeast, wind chills are in the teens and 20’s from Washington D.C. to New York City and Boston.Meanwhile in the West, attention turns to a frontal system that is moving inland Saturday. Heavy rain will move into the West Coast of Washington and Oregon as snow moves into the Cascades and northern Rockies.Then on Sunday, snow will move throughout Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California and Wyoming. Locally, heavy snow could make driving conditions difficult in the mountain passes.A significant cooldown will make it all the way to Los Angeles this weekend, where rain showers and possible thunderstorms will impact the area. Additionally, up to 2 inches of snow is possible in the Los Angeles mountains.Through midweek, 1 to 2 feet of snow will be possible locally in the highest elevations of the Cascades, northern Rockies and Sierra mountains. Six to 12 inches of snow will be possible through Wednesday in some of the ranges from California to Wyoming and into Colorado.As this entire system moves east by Monday and into the rest of the week, a part of it will redevelop and bring the next concerning weather event. Heavy rain is in the forecast for parts of the Midwest and into the deep south.There remains uncertainty of exactly where the heaviest rain bands will be. There are drastic geographical differences between the major forecasting models Saturday morning.However, there is a strong signal for yet another heavy rain event in parts of the Tennessee Valley and Southern U.S. next week, which has already experienced flooding this month. A reminder, places like Birmingham, Alabama, are 11.71 inches above its year-to-date rainfall average, more than double its average for the time period. Atlanta’s accumulation is 9.72 inches above its average.If the heaviest rain tracks close to some of this region, flooding could quickly become a concern in the upcoming week.Additionally, it looks as though severe weather will likely move into parts of the South beginning on Tuesday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Over half a million overnight stays were realized during the Easter holidays

first_imgCompared to the Easter holidays in 2018, which took place from March 30 to April 2, this year’s later Easter date resulted in 80% more arrivals and 90% more tourist nights. Of the cities, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was recorded in Dubrovnik (53.978), followed by Poreč (34.155), Rovinj (33.499), Zagreb (27.276) and Split (23.361). 288.810 overnight stays were realized in hotels, which represents 51% of the total overnight stays, followed by household facilities with 115 thousand overnight stays or 20% share and camps with 89 thousand overnight stays, which is 16% share. According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), during the Easter holidays, ie in the period from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, 2019, 179.513 arrivals and 566.687 overnight stays. The largest number of overnight stays during the extended Easter weekend was realized in the tourist cluster Istra, 196 thousand (35% share), followed by Kvarner with 99 thousand overnight stays (18% share) and Dalmatia-Dubrovnik with 74 thousand overnight stays (13% share). “This year’s extended Easter weekend fell later in the calendar, which was in favor of the increased tourist traffic that we expect by the end of April. Due to the quality, content and diverse destination offer that attracts guests to Croatia, holidays in our nearest emitting markets, but also due to the May Day that follows, we expect additional retention of guests in our country and the growth trend of tourist traffic”, Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that the Easter holidays have encouraged excellent results so far in April, which compared to the same period last year recorded a 32% increase in arrivals and overnight stays.  Looking at the markets, during the Easter holidays the largest number of overnight stays was realized by guests from Germany (124.229), Italy (58.205), Austria (48.975) and Slovenia (33.136). Source: Croatian National Tourist Boardlast_img read more