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'Paralyzing' winter storm on way for Deep South

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Top news coming in to a warm San Francisco today is about the next big winter storm.

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According to Newser.com, that next winter storm is already on its way and it will be the Deep South that gets affected.

Reports from Weather Channel speak of around 40 million people being in the way of Winter Storm Leon.

According to one expert, the extreme weather could bring about "once-in-a-generation weather"; while another expert says the winter storm will be
"potentially paralyzing."

Already, schools from Texas to Florida will be closed and travel has been affected with a plethora of flights having been cancelled, says NBC News

"I am so glad, yet again, that I live in the Bay Area," says San Francisco resident, Alice Marshall.

As of now, winter storm warnings are in effect and they cover everywhere

"between central and southeast Texas, across the Gulf Coast, and through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as parts of the Northeast.

Charleston, SC, and Savannah, Ga., could see ice storms, while eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia face the highest risk of snow topping six inches. Icy temperatures are again plaguing the Great Lakes, with wind chills nearing 50 degrees below zero," reports NBC

In Chicago alone, the wind chill factor could reach 40 below zero, writes the Chicago Tribune.

While children might enjoy getting another day off school, the extreme weather is causing propane shortages in some states, like Minnesota and Illinois, where prices have already doubled.

If it's any consolation, the lighter side of the extreme weather, according to LiveScience is that the snow is causing the formation of snow rollers - objects that occur naturally in the shapes of doughnuts and tubes.

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Source: Newser.com

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