Winter Storm Triton continues its swath of snow and wind through the Midwest after disrupting weekend travel across the Plains.
The storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Flagstaff, Ariz. Up to a foot of snow was also reported in the mountains of Southern California (Riverside County). Saturday brought 5 to 10 inches of snow to the Denver, Colo. metropolitan area. Up to 14 inches of snow fell in parts of western Nebraska.
Parts of Interstate 70 in Colorado and Kansas were closed Saturday night, and a stretch of Interstate 80 closed from Grand Island to Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday afternoon. Almost 9 inches of snow was measured in Omaha, while 10-12 inches piled up in Ft. Dodge, Ia.
Storm Heads East Through Tuesday
As we start the new week on Monday, it appears that rain will be the most common precipitation type from the eastern Great Lakes into parts of the South. There will also be some lingering snow on the western side of the low-pressure system in portions of Iowa, southeast Minnesota, northern Michigan and Wisconsin.
By Tuesday, the cold front associated with Triton will bring rain to much of the East Coast. At this time, there appears to be no significant or widespread threat of snowfall directly tied to the storm, but some lake-effect snow showers will start developing in the wake of the storm southeast of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Lake-effect snow showers will expand into the eastern Great Lakes from northeast Ohio to upstate New York on Wednesday. The cold, moist air will also lead to snow showers in the higher terrain of western Pennsylvania and eastern West Virginia, as is typical of this scenario. Snowfall amounts are expected to be relatively modest.
Triton Meaning- In Greek mythology, the messenger of the deep sea, son of Poseidon.
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A man struggles to walk as blizzard conditions set in at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in southern Colorado on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)