Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.
By: Shaun Tanner , 7:18 AM GMT on February 24, 2013
To track all of latest developments with this most recent storm to hit the Plains, please visit our Winter Storm page.
Below is the 24-hour snowfall forecast for the Plains. Note the heavy snowfall that is expected in Colorado and the Plains.
This same storm moves through the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies Friday and Saturday, bringing the following selected snowfall amounts to the area:
Snowbasin, Utah 20 inches
Tuscarora, Neveda 14 inches
Stevens Pass, Washington 14 inches
Ashton, Idaho 12.5 inches
Eureka, Nevada 12.5 inches
Grand Targhee, Wyoming 12 inches
Powder Mountain, Utah 12 inches
As the storm moves out of the Rockies and into the Plains, blizzard conditions will be possible. Blizzard Watches are posted for eastern Colorado in anticipation of wind gusts to 40 mph along with the possibility of over 6 inches of snowfall. This wind could make travel quite dangerous in the area as it will blow around the freshly-fallen snow into larger snowdrifts.
Winter Storm Watches are posted in Oklahoma and Kansas with over a foot of snow possible. Much of this snowfall will not begin to fall until the later afternoon, but snowy conditions will last through much of Monday. This is the second storm in a week to hit the Plains, with Winter Storm Q bringing record-breaking snowfall to numerous cities, accompanied by dangerous freezing rain and icy road conditions.
Here are some webcam images to watch over the course of the next 24 hours:
Junction City, Kansas
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