This Virtual Reality Video Will Show You Why Ice Storms Can Be So Deadly

Watch out for Winter Storm Harper.

The Weather Channel

This story was originally published by the Weather Channel. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

As the threat of Winter Storm Harper looms over the Midwest and Northeast, public officials from Kansas to Vermont have begun preparations for heavy snow and treacherous travel conditions. Meteorologist Jim Cantore, using the Weather Channel’s Immersive Mixed Reality technology, takes you through the layers of the atmosphere to prepare you for Harper’s arrival.

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