Midwest Winter Storm May End March With A Roar

March 30, 2014

A winter storm with the potential for blizzard conditions is aiming for the Upper Midwest. The Weather Channel has named this storm Winter Storm Xenia.

For the latest details, please click here for the Winter Storm Xenia forecast.

Cities potentially in the path of Winter Storm Xenia include:

  • In Nevada: Elko, Ely, Wells
  • In Utah: Alta, Brighton, Randolph
  • In Idaho: Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Burley, Shoshone, Blackfoot, Rexburg, Malad City, Soda Springs
  • In Wyoming: Sheridan, Gillette
  • In Montana: Livingston, Red Lodge, Billings, Miles City, Glendive, Ekalaka
  • In South Dakota: Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Pierre, Mobridge, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Chamberlain, Sisseton
  • In North Dakota: Fargo, West Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, Jamestown, Dickinson, Devils Lake
  • In Minnesota: Duluth, International Falls, Thief River Falls, Bemidji, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Marshall, Pipestone, Hinckley, Hibbing, Ely, Grand Marais
  • In Wisconsin: Superior

As a reminder, a blizzard officially occurs when the following criteria are met:

  • Visibility 1/4 mile or less in falling or blowing snow
  • Sustained winds or frequent gusts of at least 35 miles per hour
  • Above conditions are observed for a minimum of three consecutive hours

(MORE: 10 Cities Winter Spared | 10 Worst Winter Cities)

MORE: Winter Storm Seneca (Late. Feb. Upper Midwest Blizzard)

Freeway Ford sales consultant Debra Anderson makes her way through the lot to clear snow off new cars Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Bloomington, Minn., following a snow storm that dumped heavy, wet snow over eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, closing many schools including those in Bloomington and Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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