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Winter Storm Nika: More snow bears down on over 100 million Americans

Winter Storm Nika: More snow bears down on over 100 million Americans
Winter Storm Nika: More snow bears down on over 100 million Americans
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Winter Storm Nika promises even more snow affecting more than 100 million people in the U.S. The storm is now passing through the nation's midsection. According to The Weather Channel on Feb. 4, it is bearing down on the East coast next.

'This is a very juicy system, and it's another one of those long-track winter storms that is affecting a huge area of the United States,' said Tom Niziol, winter weather expert for The Weather Channel.

Winter Storm Nika is the first dose of Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter. The nascent groundhog did indeed see his shadow over the weekend. Nika has 118 million Americans under some for of weather alert right now.

Winter Storm Nika is battering a wide swath of states from Michigan to Texas and is on the way to the East coast. A nasty combination of rain and snow is promised this time around. Mild weekend temperatures will give way to a foot of new snow in some areas.

Schools have been closed already due to Winter Storm Nika and power outages are being reported. Even Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey. And thousand more flights have been delayed or cancelled nationwide

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