"Rocky" Piling On "Q"
Snow will continue from the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley into the interior Northeast Wednesday as Rocky continues its trek across the country.
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Wednesday, snow will persist from eastern Kansas into Iowa, northern Missouri, parts of Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. This includes the Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee area. Spotty lighter snowfall will continue as far west as Omaha/Council Bluffs.
Preliminary Snow Forecast
Preliminary Snow Forecast
Rocky's winds have proven much stronger than those of "Q", and the storm is not weakening as quickly as "Q" did as it moves into the Midwest. However, it's weakening just enough that blizzard conditions are not as much of a concern. Furthermore, the increasingly gloppy, wet nature of the snow, with many areas near the 32-degree mark, will limit blowing and drifting as snows spread into the Great Lakes region.
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Farther east, Rocky brought icy conditions to places like Greensboro, N.C. and Dan, N.C.. As temperatures warm, the threat of icy conditions is shrinking from south to north, but there is still the risk of patchy freezing rain or sleet leading to ice accumulations across parts of central and northeastern Pennsylvania and into the Catskills and western Adirondacks of New York through early Wednesday.
Otherwise, snow will continue Wednesday from northern Pennsylvania and upstate New York into interior Massachusetts and much of northern New England.
Winter storm warnings have even been issued as far east as Maine for Wednesday in anticipation of heavy snowfall from Rocky. Concord, N.H., which saw huge snowfall from both Nemo and "Q", has had its eighth-snowiest month in 145 years of recordkeeping with 41.4 inches, and that total may surge into the top three of all time with Rocky!
Once again the scenario will be eerily similar to "Q", with snowfall amounts likely to be much higher in New Hampshire and Maine than in Boston. However, many places in Vermont such as Burlington will probably squeeze a bit more snow out of Rocky than it did from "Q".
For the major cities of the Northeast corridor, Rocky will mostly be a rain event.
Check back with us for the latest forecast updates for Winter Storm Rocky.
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