Winter Storm Harper blows through the midwest; targets northeast next
Snow, ice and wind have caused severe weather in the Midwest; at least a foot of snow has fallen in the Dakotas, and some areas of Minnesota are reporting 15 inches. Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for cities as far south as Oklahoma and up through the Great Lakes. The Northeast will experience the brunt of the storm late Saturday; they could see up to three feet of snow in some areas of New England. Conditions will be dangerous overnight and into Sunday morning.
Winds and warm air traveling north through the Atlantic may melt some sleet and ice as they collide with Harper. However, icy cold air behind Harper will drop temperatures, which will refreeze any precipitation that falls during the daytime on Sunday. Widespread power outages are expected for businesses and residents in Harper’s path as ice weighs down power lines and trees.
Crawford Catastrophe Services is monitoring Harper, and adjusters are prepared to support clients managing claims surges as a result of Harper. The CAT team has created an event in its RENOVO adjuster portal, and adjusters are making themselves available to respond to damage caused by downed trees, power outages and auto accidents.
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