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Storm: 'Congratulations on surviving your first plane crash'

13 January 2019

Up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow was reported in St. Louis. Between 3 and 6 inches (7 and 15 centimeters) is expected in the Washington area, including parts of northern and central Maryland, by Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for Missouri, as well as IL and Indiana.

And in IN snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are expected between midnight Friday and 7 a.m. Sunday in portions of central, south central, southeastern, southwestern and west central Indiana. "We're going to see a significant snow event for the mid-Atlantic to start the year for 2019". By Jan. 12, at least 11 inches had accumilated in the region, and it was still coming down.

There are more than 40 million now under winter storm alerts, in what is the first big winter storm of the season for most areas.

The storm was pretty much over by late afternoon when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an National Football League playoff game, but seats in Arrowhead Stadium were still covered in snow and fans tailgated under tents in the stadium parking lot. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDoT) on Twitter warned residents not to travel in the storm if it isn't necessary.

A massive winter storm, stretching from the Great Plains to the East Coast, is dumping snow and causing hundreds of traffic accidents as thousands shelter under winter storm warnings.

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St. Louis could get as much as a foot of snow by late Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

"So, by that time, most of the snow will have already fallen, but there will still be flurries through the beginning of the game", she said. Snow totals are to taper to the northeast with parts of southwestern IL forecast to receive up to 9 inches. "The models this morning are 2 degrees colder than (Thursday), which will lead to higher amounts of snow and ice than were forecast (then)", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers says.

At St. Louis Lambert International Airport, "a winter storm has forced dozens of cancellations across all airlines at STL". Lower accumulations are expected in DE and Baltimore, as well as around Richmond, where precipitation Sunday should be freezing rain.

More heavy rain also will fall on the already-saturated South.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game at the University of SC was also canceled Saturday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted.

Storm: 'Congratulations on surviving your first plane crash'