Major Winter Storm To Hit Plains
The major Winter storm that hit the Pacific Northwest Sunday into Monday is transitioning to a major storm for the rest of the country as it travels over the Rockies and into the Plains. The storm will intensify very quickly once it reaches the western Plains, as is common for storms as they exit the Rockies. Both the GFS and the ECMWF has the storm as a 996 mb bomb in the western Rockies, and thus the NWS has issued an array of watches and warnings.
As noted in my previous blog, the watches that were posted in the Plains Monday and Tuesday have been converted to warnings from eastern Colorado through northern Michigan. Some of these warnings are Blizzard Warnings due to the possibility of wind gusts in excess of 50 mph that will blow around any newly-fallen snow. A foot of snow is possible for the Central Plains, while well over a foot of snow is possible for Iowa and Wisconsin Wednesday through midday Thursday. It is likely that the Winter Storm Warnings in Wisconsin will be converted to Blizzard Warnings for Thursday.
Two-day snowfall for Draco.
To follow the storm, please see our Winter Storm Tracking page.