Biden to be briefed on large winter storm

President Biden on Thursday might be briefed on the most important winter storm and chilly blast set to impression the vast majority of the U.S. forward of Christmas.

The briefing, which is able to happen within the Oval Workplace, might be at 10:15 a.m. The White Home has not mentioned who might be briefing the president however the winter storm system traversing the U.S. and its impacts might be mentioned.

The upcoming Christmas weekend is predicted to be the coldest in a long time in most states.

The Midwest is already experiencing an arctic blast of chilly, in addition to heavy snow and wind. Hundreds of thousands of individuals within the Higher Midwest and the Plains have been positioned below blizzard and winter climate warnings.

Temperatures throughout the central Excessive Plains plummeted 50 levels in just a few hours on Thursday and authorities are involved about energy outages and People touring in these circumstances.

As of Thursday morning, greater than 1,200 U.S.-based flights have been canceled. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg mentioned on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that journey round this Christmas vacation may very well be riddled with disruptions.

“We had an ideal Thanksgiving week with minimal disruptions,” he mentioned. “Sadly, it’s not going to be that manner heading into Christmas.”

“Now we have not simply a big portion of the nation affected by these winter storms, however that features a number of the key hubs for a lot of of our airways,” he added.