Photo Credit: The National Weather Service; www.Weather.gov

According to the National Weather Service, Winter Storm Benji is charging to the Northeast bringing potential heavy snow. This storm has already dropped a 2000-mile swath of snow from Texas all the way into the Northeast. So far, Benji has dropped a record amount of snow in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This is a heavy, wet snow. There are thousands without power in these areas.

The most danger will be on Saturday when temperatures drop below freezing causing the slush to freeze as well as black ice on bridges and overpasses. Boston and Providence could get as much as 5-8 inches. The Central Virginia area could see as much as 3-5 inches according to local Richmond forecasters, but The Weather Channel stated that it could be as much as 8-12 inches from Richmond to the Delmarva.

Expect the I-95 Corridor to be very slick. Please use extreme caution when driving. Hazardous travel conditions are expected. 250,000 customers have lost power in the South due to the heavy wet snow.

According to the Weather Channel, Mississippi has picked up 4-7 inches of snow, with Jackson Mississippi reporting 5.1 inches. So far, it has snowed 10 inches in near Anniston, Alabama. Nearly 4 inches were measured just north of Mobile, Alabama in Butler. Power outages can be expected from this storm.

Sources:
The Weather Channel and The National Weather Service.

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Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is involved in Marketplace Evangelism & Discipleship. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Christian Ministry. His focus was Pastoral Ministries. He will continue to work as a co-vocational pastor/businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. It is only through his faith in God and Christ that he is pursuing co-vocational ministry in the marketplace. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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