Upper Roaring Fork Valley under winter storm warning until Thursday

Upper Roaring Fork Valley under winter storm warning until Thursday

Upper Roaring Fork Valley under winter storm warning until Thursday

Snow is expected to begin in the Duluth area by about 7 a.m. Thursday, Weather Service meteorologist Justin Schultz said. One last round of snow shoveling for the season also is possible. Winds in excess of 50 miles per hour (80.46 kph) also were expected, creating life-threatening conditions.

Blizzard warnings have been issued in the northern Plains, with winter storm warnings from the Continental Divide to the Great Lakes. "Things are beginning to dry out, but now there's a huge blizzard predicted".

The potential is there for a "bomb cyclone" to impact the Plains this week.

The storm deemed "potentially historic" by the Weather Prediction Center brings the specter of renewed flooding to a part of the country where massive flooding over the past month has caused billions of dollars in damage.

The area of low pressure is going to develop in Colorado late Tuesday night and rapidly strengthen into a significant storm as it moves into Kansas and Nebraska by late Wednesday. "I'll reiterate...southwest Minnesota as well as South Dakota and western Nebraska will see blizzard conditions and up to 18" or so of snow.

The storm is expected to weaken and push off into the Great Lakes area and northern MI on Friday, bringing more rain and snow, NWS said. It is also expected to cause problems in Idaho and Montana as it gets closer to its expected meeting with cold air.

Nebraska is not expecting a repeat of the catastrophic flooding it experienced last month because the ground is no longer frozen and ice has melted from the rivers, though there might be localized flooding across the state, according to weather service meteorologist Van DeWald in Omaha. Farther north and east, totals are likely to be lower, with 10 inches in Virginia, 9 inches in Grand Marais and 8 inches in Ashland, Ely and International Falls. "Right now the worst of the flooding is in South Dakota and Iowa".

It may be April but winter's icy grip remains firm across the central U.S.

If it's garbage day for you, keep an eye on those bins! The watch will likely be upgraded later today or early tomorrow after we get a better handle on the storm track and how much warm air will be drawn into this system. "Some of this might be record territory". He said the winds will start Wednesday during the day and pick up at night, with the highest winds Thursday morning, when the heaviest snow is supposed to fall. All panhandle counties and north central counties are included in the Warning. "Time to put them back in your vehicle". "That's what happened in parts of the central USA, where just one day before blizzard conditions hit, many areas such as Denver were enjoying sunny weather in the 50s and 60s".

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