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UK weather: Deadly US snow storm Stella heading to Britain





UK weather: Deadly US snow storm Stella heading to Britain Deadly US snow storm Stella heading to Britain
  • Storm Stella brought 2ft of snow and 70mph winds along America's north-east
  • More than 8,000 flights cancelled, including dozens from the UK to New York
  • The storm will work its way across the Atlantic and is set to hit Britain tomorrow
  • Met Office said it may be forced to issue wind warnings in the North West of UK

A huge snow storm which battered the US yesterday, killing at least two people, is now heading for the UK.

Storm Stella brought more than 2ft of snow and 70mph winds along the north-east coast of America, cutting off power for many and causing travel chaos.

More than 8,000 flights were cancelled, including dozens from the UK to New York, Washington and Boston.

The storm will work its way across the Atlantic and is set to hit Britain tomorrow with gale force winds of up to 50mph.

The winter storm that moved to the east coast on Tuesday dumped roughly 9 inches of snow in Milwaukee The winter storm that moved to the east coast on Tuesday dumped roughly 9 inches of snow in Milwaukee

The winter storm that moved to the east coast on Tuesday dumped roughly 9 inches of snow in Milwaukee

Despite being a milder storm than anticipated, Stella still dumped at least seven inches of snow in some parts of New York City on Tuesday Despite being a milder storm than anticipated, Stella still dumped at least seven inches of snow in some parts of New York City on Tuesday

Despite being a milder storm than anticipated, Stella still dumped at least seven inches of snow in some parts of New York City on Tuesday

A downed tree fell on a parked car in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday during the winter storm that was expected to be a blizzard, but was downgraded by forecasters A downed tree fell on a parked car in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday during the winter storm that was expected to be a blizzard, but was downgraded by forecasters

A downed tree fell on a parked car in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday during the winter storm that was expected to be a blizzard, but was downgraded by forecasters

The Met Office said it may issue wind warnings in the North West, but that the storm will be weaker than in the US.

Six states were put under a state of emergency including New York and Connecticut. Drivers were banned from the roads and schools shut. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, two elderly men died after collapsing while shovelling snow.

 

Stella dumped 30 inches of snow on the Hudson Valley, the worst affected area.

Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said tomorrow the UK would see the ‘remnants’ of Stella, which will lose strength as it crosses the Atlantic.

She said that after mild weather earlier this week, it will become cooler and windier, with up to 60mm of rain between Friday and Saturday.

Stella hit New York City early Tuesday morning. Above, children make snow angels in Brooklyn on Tuesday Stella hit New York City early Tuesday morning. Above, children make snow angels in Brooklyn on Tuesday

Stella hit New York City early Tuesday morning. Above, children make snow angels in Brooklyn on Tuesday

 With temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year, the harsh winter weather has already claimed lives in Milwaukee after two elderly men  collapsed  With temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year, the harsh winter weather has already claimed lives in Milwaukee after two elderly men  collapsed

 With temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year, the harsh winter weather has already claimed lives in Milwaukee after two elderly men collapsed

 

 

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