Senate passes vote to make daylight saving time permanent, Winter weather and avalanche warnings in the West, windy and red flag alerts in the central U.S., and more of today’s weather news and forecast.
Daylight saving time began this year on Sunday, March 13, and runs through November 6, 2022. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted in favor of the bill, called The Sunshine Protection Act, which, if passed, would make daylight saving time permanent next year. The legislation now goes to the house, then to the president’s desk.
Daylight saving time was initiated in 1918 to create more daylight hours during the warmer months, NBC reported. In 2007, it was extended by four weeks. Only two U.S. states do not observe daylight saving time: Hawaii and most of Arizona.
Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Wednesday:
Avalanche warning: Western Montana; central Idaho.
Winter storm warning for portions of New Mexico and Colorado.
Winter weather advisory for portions of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming
Red flag warning: Southern New Mexico; Western, Central, and North-central Oklahoma; South-Central and Southeastern Kansas; north-central and western Texas, including El Paso, Austin, and San Antonio.
Here is Wednesday’s forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Snow over several states in the West, including Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
A wintry mix over parts of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Thunderstorms in the South and Southeast over much of Alabama, most of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and portions of Tennessee.
Rain over eastern Tennessee, northern North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the southern portions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
West: San Francisco 62, Los Angeles 79, Reno 59, Salt Lake City 50, Denver 52.
Northwest: Seattle 53, Medford 62, Boise 49, Cut Bank 45, Billings 52.
Southwest: Las Vegas 78, Phoenix 85, Albuquerque 71, El Paso 83.
Central U.S.: Minot 44, Rapid City 53, Kansas City 76, Oklahoma City 80, Lubbock 83, Dallas 79, San Antonio 84.
Great Lakes & Ohio Valley: Minneapolis 56, Chicago 67, St. Louis 74, Detroit 63, Cincinnati 73.
South: Houston 79, New Orleans 70, Memphis 68, Atlanta 59, Charlotte 59, Jacksonville 78, Tampa 76, Miami 81.
East: Norfolk 70, Washington, D.C. 72, Buffalo 54, New York City 62, Boston 53, Caribou 40.