Major winter storm to impact US this week
A major winter storm impacted the Pacific Northwest US with heavy snow and damaging ice, late Friday (Feb 12) and into Saturday (Feb 13) and is forecast to continue through Tuesday (Feb 16). As of Monday morning, this storm system named Uri, is spreading heavy snowfall and ice from eastern Texas to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes and has caused major power outages and dangerous travel conditions.
Winter storm Uri will be immediately followed by another major winter storm named Viola, later this week. Viola is expected to follow a similar track as Uri and will produce more snow, ice and rain in the Northwest, South, Midwest and East US. This storm may cause more power outages in several places in it’s track. Snow will continue to spread northeastward till Thursday. The storm will begin to exit the Northeast on Friday, but snow might linger across interior parts of the region.
Plan, monitor, and respond to cat events
Monitor the changing conditions with real-time access to the key perils associated with this storm system:
- 72-Hr Forecast Snow Accumulation – as of 2021-02-15
- 72-hour Observed Snow Accumulation – as of 2021-02-15
Assessing the impact
Real-time insights – EigenPrism users can access the event forecasts to create ad hoc analyses, then export and share the insights. Or, use template reports to create a summary of the potential impact on your assets, then refresh as needed as the storm develops.
EigenAlerts provide automated notifications with key metrics to estimate impact:
- Customized and mobile-enabled
- Updated as forecasts and advisories change
Subscribers who have set flood, snowfall, and severe thunderstorm alerts, will receive email and text notifications detailing the estimated impact on their exposure, as the storm advisories are updated.