Thursday, May 16, 2024

Snow Covers The Midwest As A Big Storm Moves East

On Thursday, more than 22 million Americans were under winter weather warnings or advisories as a snowstorm that hit Denver hard with the most snow in two days in January in more than 30 years slowly moved east.

The Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service said, “Winter storm continues for Upper Midwest (and) Great Lakes with heavy, blowing snow making travel dangerous.”

Some parts of the Upper Great Lakes are expected to get another 6 –12 inches of snow, and some places could get even more, up to a foot or more. A lot of the snow is expected to fall in just a few hours. Snowfall of 1-2 inches per hour and gusty winds could make it “hard to impossible” to travel.

Thursday morning from Iowa to Michigan, with the most snow in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Parts of the Upper Midwest will continue to get heavy, wet snow all day. Michigan is expected to get between 6 and 12 inches of snow, but some places could get as much as 20 inches.

The storm is expected to hit the interior of the Northeast between late Thursday and early Friday. The weather service says it will bring what they call “There will be snow and “a wintry mix” in that area, and then a cold front will move toward the East Coast.

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Snow Covers The Midwest As A Big Storm Moves East

Some Parts Of Colorado Got 4 Feet Of Snow

The most snow fell at the Wolf Creek Ski Resort, where 52 inches were measured. The resort is in southwestern Colorado, 10,300 feet above sea level. Crested Butte, which is close by, got 48 inches of snow.

With 23.7 inches of snow, Kilfoil Township, west of Omaha, at the height of 2,644 feet, was the place in Nebraska with the most snow. 23 inches of snow fell in Callaway, Nebraska, west of Kilfoi.

Heavy rain made driving hard, so some people found different ways to get where they needed to go. In Alliance, Nebraska, which gained 7 inches of snow, Box Butte General Hospital posted a video of Chief Financial Officer Mike O’Dell biking to work after getting stuck in a pile of snow.

“Tricky Travel Conditions” In Minnesota, Michigan, And Wisconsin

Thursday, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin could snow 4 to 8 inches. The weather service said that gusty winds of up to 35 mph would cause blowing snow and “near-whiteout conditions” when it snows the most.

Colorado Cleared The Roads, But Some Are Still Closed

On Wednesday, a crash involving nine semi – trucks and 12 passenger cars shut down a 160 – mile stretch of I – 70 in both directions from Denver to the Kansas state line. On Thursday, those parts of the highway were still closed.

On Thursday, Some places in Colorado got up to a foot of snow, and roads are still closed all over the state. Bryan Wilson dug himself and some of his neighbors out of a snowdrift in Denver.

A Series Of Storms In California Led To A Lot Of Snow

Even though the four-year drought is still going on, the series of atmospheric river storms that caused so much chaos in California for more than three weeks did bring some relief to the state.

The Sierra snowpack, which provides 30% of California’s water, is at 245% of its average for this date and 126% of its typical peak on April 1. The state Department of Water Resources says that all three parts of the Sierra — the north, the middle, and the south — are above 200% of normal for the date.

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Also, the National Weather Service said that, on average, it rained nearly 11 and a half inches in California from December 26 to January 17, with four places getting more than 29 inches. Downtown San Francisco receives about 24 inches of rain a year on average. During that time, 17 inches of rain fell.

Yet another big storm hit Northern California on Wednesday, and the whole state will dry for a while.

There Was A Confirmed Tornado In Arkansas, And More Bad Weather Is Coming

Some parts of Arkansas, where at least one tornado was confirmed Wednesday, could have dangerous gusts of wind on Thursday.

The weather service said that things that aren’t tied down would be blown around, high-profile vehicles would be hard to drive, and lakes and rivers could become dangerous to cross.

Mid-week, a winter storm will move from the Rockies to the Midwest.

Snow Could Fall In New York, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

The weather service says snow and some ice will spread into the Northeast Thursday and Friday.

From Upstate New York east through Vermont, New Hampshire, and coastal Maine on Thursday night and Friday morning, 4 to 8 inches of snow were expected. Higher elevations of the Green and White Mountains could get more than a foot of snow in some places.

Some places, like the Catskills, Poconos, and Berkshires, could also get a lot of freezing rain.

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