If you live anywhere in or around Dallas, look out! Jim Cantore is headed your way to cover Winter Storm Cleon for The Weather Channel. On Dec. 4, Cantore tweeted his travel plans by posting at noon on Wednesday:
Starting my coverage in #Dallas tomorrow morning. Little Rock and #Memphis you are very much in play for significant ICE!
This is terrible news for residents of Dallas because whenever Jim Cantore shows up, the weather is expected to be at its worst. According to The Weather Channel, Dallas is directly in Cleon’s path. The odd thing about Jim's travel plans is that he usually heads to the Northeast to cover winter storms. However, this time around he's headed to the deep south.
Jim Cantore is like the “Mike Wallace” of weather. When he shows up, residents can expect the weather to get interesting, to say the least. It’s never good when Jim is in your backyard. Back in Feb. of 2012, Cantore covered Winter Storm Nemo in Boston and was right in the thick of things when the historic storm pounded New England with blizzard conditions and three feet of snow.
Jim's passion for field reporting during extreme weather events is well known among TWC viewers. Whether it's "thunder snow", an ice storm, tornado chasing, or a category 5 hurricane, there is no place this seasoned and experienced meteorologist would rather be than right in the "eye of the storm."
Cantore is giving regular updates about Winter Storm Cleon on Twitter. Below are a few of his posts from Dec. 3 and 4:
Wild weather through Monday for 7/8 of the USA through Monday w/a chance of #snow in #LasVegas on Saturday. AVG annual snowfall 1.1”
Two Harbors, MN is now reporting 26.0” of #snow for this event. It will snow most of the night with another 12”+ possible.
Many from Dallas, Little Rock, Popular Bluff, Paducah to Evansville, will have this atmosphere over you Thu/Fri.
Winter Storm Watches from TX & IN so far…within this rain to freezing rain to sleet for many.
According to The Weather Channel, 11 states are already reporting snowfall of 7” or more from Winter Storm Cleon. The arctic invasion will have a widespread influence with plunging temperatures, snow and an ice threat. For the latest news on Cleon, head to Weather.com. For the latest winter storm watches and warnings, go to the National Weather Service website.
To see Jim Cantore experience thundersnow, a rare weather phenomenon, be sure to watch the video above and to the left.
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