Monday, February 27, 2012

Significant Winter Storm to Impact Northern Plains Tuesday-Wednesday...

The same storm system that will bring a threat of severe weather to the central and southern Plains into the Mississippi River Valley tomorrow afternoon and night will bring widespread snow, some heavy, to the northern Plains at about the same time.

The above image shows current Winter Weather Watches, Warnings and Advisories across the region.  Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the pink shaded areas (including the Minneapolis-St. Paul area), while a Blizzard Warning is in effect for the orange shaded areas over the Dakotas and west-central Minnesota.

Heavy snow will fall across the northern and central Rockies tonight and the first half of Tuesday:

Probability of 8+ Inches of Snow thru 6pm CST Tuesday

...and then spread out into the adjacent Plains by Tuesday evening and night:

Probability of 8+ Inches of Snow 6pm CST Tuesday-6pm Wednesday

This winter has been relatively quiet across much of this region, snowfall wise.  If you live across the warning areas, make sure that you're ready to stay indoors until the worst of the weather passes your area.  Take the time now to purchase needed supplies and stock your severe weather emergency kit.

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