AccuWeather’s meteorologists are warning businesses in the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast to expect business disruptions from a winter storm bringing in heavy snow this week.
Threats: heavy snow, strong winds, logistical issues, business disruptions, power outages, travel disruptions
States affected: WY, ND, SD, NE, IA, MN, IL, MI, OH, PA, NY, NJ
When: Wednesday, March 8 - Saturday, March 11
WINTER BLAST STORM
AccuWeather For Business meteorologists are urging businesses from the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast to start preparing for disruptions and logistical issues from a winter storm that will bring up to a foot of snow in some areas. Companies, municipalities, and school districts using AccuWeather’s Snow Warning Service will receive updated snowfall totals and start and stop times before, during, and after the storm.
The winter blast is tracking east and will bring heavy snow across the Great Lakes and the Northeast Friday and Saturday. Up to 12 inches of snow can stretch portions of southern Wisconsin, north-central Illinois, and southern Michigan with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 18 inches.
Up to 12 inches of snow can fall in across the Northeast along portions of Pennsylvania and New York with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 15 inches. Snow can lead to slippery roads and major travel disruptions.
Businesses in the path of this system should prepare for the following:
Retail: Shovel and salt walkways, dry high-traffic areas inside near entrances, and keep all floors clear to help prevent falls and reduce liability
Expect ground logistics disruption from snow-covered roads
Business interruption due to power outages
Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers
Protect your business and team members by making the best weather-impacted decisions with AccuWeather's Snow Warning Service, backed by forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy™.AccuWeather's Snow Warning Serviceoffers location-specific forecasts and 24x7x365 consulting services for snow, ice, blizzards, and other winter-hazard events.
AccuWeather's Snow Warning Service features include:
Precise weather event start and end times
Total expected snow and ice accumulations
Specific changeover times for snow, ice, and rain
Hourly temperatures and wind conditions before, during, and after the storm
Post-storm weather conditions, including verified precipitation amounts.
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