Leave for a day and we get a blizzard in the Midwest! The great part is we were on point with the storm. We'll keep an eye on it here in the office along with the warm temps in the Northeast. The West has some rain in the forecast and snow levels rising.RC
Blizzard like conditions continue over the Dakotas today as the storm system that brought snow to the West moves into western Minnesota. Snowfall totals up to 30 inches have already been reported in the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 12 inches falling in just a 4 hour period. This storm is also packing very strong wind gusts, in some cases over 70 mph. Travel advisories are in effect and people are being warned that transit may become extremely difficult. Rain, showers and thunderstorms will extend into the Upper Midwest. Highs predicted to range from the wind-chilled 30s in the western Dakotas to the 70s in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Continued wet and windy conditions to eastern New England today. Heavy showers will impact areas from Boston north. High temperatures remain near to well above seasonal averages, ranging from the upper 50s along the eastern shores of New England to the mid-70s in the western portions of Virginia and West Virginia.
A warm front moving inland brings with it wet weather for the Pac Northwest and Northwest California. Showers will mainly be west of the Cascades, especially northwest Washington where flood watches are posted. Rainfall could be heavy in the Olympics and northern Cascades through Friday. Snow levels could rise dramatically, lifting from around 3000 feet to 6000 or 7000 feet by late tomorrow night. Elsewhere, a few wind-propelled snow flurries may flutter around eastern Montana and Wyoming, as well as in the Rocky Mountains.